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Christopher Steane

Managing Director and Global Head of Lending

ING Wholesale Banking

Christopher Steane is a managing director at ING Wholesale Banking, based in Amsterdam. He is the global head of lending. Mr Steane graduated with first class degrees in Mathematics and Law from Cambridge University and joined Barings in 1978. He began in the credit department, analysing corporate credit and assisting in the bank’s leasing business. His experience at Barings included debt capital markets, corporate finance advisory, and responsibility for establishing a joint venture in interest rate and currency derivatives. Following the purchase of Barings Mr Steane acted as head of UK lending until 1997. He then became both head of UK corporate banking and head of acquisition finance. In 2001 he took responsibility for acquisition finance Europe. In 2005 he became global head of structured finance. He was appointed to his current position in 2010, and is now responsible for real estate finance, structured finance, and corporate and financial institution (FI) lending. He has served as a trustee of the Baring Foundation, a grant giving charity, and a member of the Alco of Christ’s Hospital, a 450 year old educational charity, and a trustee of The Baring Archive.

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Tue 05 Sep 2017