AMRO CLEARING SEMINAR
DUTCH MINISTER OPENS AMRO
REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE MOSCOW
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reception in Moscow's National
Amongst the 400 guests of all
nationalities, the Amrodelegation
from Holland was led by Dr H.
Advokaat, of the Board of
Managing Directors, and Dr K.
Reinink Ambassador for the
Our representative in Moscow,
Mr E. Heslenfeld, could not have
wished for a better start. The fact
that Mr Heslenfeld already
possesses many years business
experience in Moscow, and as a
result knows many people there,
was no small contribution to the
success of this official opening
The opening was preceded by a
press conference for Soviet
journalists and foreign press
correspondents at which Dr
Advokaat and Mr Heslenfeld
provided all the necessary
information on the Amro Bank and
its Moscow Representative Office.
The Dutch delegation remained
only two days in Moscow, during
which a heavy programme of
duties had to be attended to.
Meetings took place with top
officials of the four Soviet state
banking institutions, including The
State Bank of the USSR, which
approved the establishment of the
Amro representative office. A visit
to a Dutch trade fair being held in
Moscow at the time was also
Our representative in Moscow,
Mr E. Heslenfeld, in front of the
LONDON - On Friday, 30
November 1979, Amro Bank
London branch organised a seminar
at The Overseas Bankers Club in
the City of London, which was
attended by 19 company treasurers
and financial managers
representing 17 of the world's
largest international trading
The proceedings commenced with
a word of welcome from Mr M.
Sinke. General Manager, who also
gave a brief history of the Amro
Bank. The presentation which
followed was made jointly by Mr
K! Browne, Manager Business
Development of Amro London and
his colleague Mr J. Stewart. Messis
W. Romeijn and R. Kymmell of
the International Banking Division,
Amsterdam Head Office, were in
attendance to answer technical
After the morning session, guests
were provided with a typical City
of London business luncheon
which was preceded by cocktails.
The afternoon session comprised a
computer demonstration with the
aid of a terminal by Messrs. A.
Goudriaans and J. van den Berg of
the Computer Centre, Amstelveen.
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From left to right: Mrs Heslenfeld, Mr Heslenfeld, Dr Advokaat, Mr Van der Stee, Mr V. Pekshev (Vice-
chairman of the State Bank of the USSR), and Dr Reinink.
MOSCOW - Amro recently opened
its representative office in the
Soviet Union, the first Dutch
banking institution to do so. The
premises are located in the Hotel
Intourist in Moscow.
Unlike London, for example,
which is a full branch, the Moscow
Representative Office will not be
offering 'routine' banking services,
but will be geared to providing
assistance and advice to Dutch
firms in their business dealings in
the USSR. Other activities include
maintaining contact with Soviet
financial institutions, and
examining possibilities for
increased commercial and
industrial cooperation between the
Netherlands and the USSR.
The representative office was
officially opened by Mr A. van der
Stee, the Dutch Minister for
Agriculture and Fisheries, at a
heavily attended inaugural