Speaker Profile

Headshot of <b>Robert Swaak</b>

Robert Swaak

Chief Executive Officer
Robert Swaak was appointed to the Executive Board of ABN AMRO Bank N.V. as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chair effective 22 April 2020. As CEO he is responsible for Audit, Legal & Corporate Office, Strategy & Sustainability, Brand, Marketing & Communications and HR (except for Facility/Workplace Management). Previously, Robert held various positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) where he started in 1988 and became partner in 1998. From 2006 until 2013 he was member of the Management Board of PwC the Netherlands (CFO, COO, CHRO), and served as chair of the Management Board from 2008 onwards. Subsequently, from 2013 until 2017 he was Global Vice Chairman/Global Clients and Industries leader at PwC International. In this role he was responsible for PwC’s Global Clients, Industries and Markets, including the Financial Services Industry Group, and for setting PwC’s client delivery vision and strategy. In 2017, Robert became Global Relationship Partner and continued his responsibilities as Lead Audit Partner in the Financial Service practice of PwC the Netherlands. From 1 October 2021 until 1 August 2022 Robert was non-executive director of The Value Reporting Foundation. The IFRS Foundation has announced the completion of the consolidation of The Value Reporting Foundation into the IFRS Foundation on 1 August 2022. Ancillary positions: Member of the Board, Dutch Banking Association; Member of the Board, American-European Community Association (Netherlands); Member, Advisory Board IRCC (Integrated Reporting and Connectivity Council) of the IFRS Foundation Education: Chartered Accountant (RA), Erasmus University, Rotterdam (1994); Master’s degree in Business Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam (1988)