After obtaining her master’s degree in Dutch Law from the University of Amsterdam, Annerie Vreugdenhil started her career as Account Manager Large Corporates with the Nederlandse Credietbank NV in 1987. In 1992 Annerie Vreugdenhil started at ING and held various positions, which revolved around maintaining and expanding relationships with clients in ING’s Wholesale Banking division, before being appointed as Head of Innovation Wholesale Banking in 2018. In the latter role she has been able to use her ability to see opportunities in all kind of situations, to challenge the status quo and to rethink services and processes. Since January 1st 2021, Annerie Heads the new business area ING Neo and acts as Chief Innovation Officer.
In 2000, Annerie founded and expanded ING’s Leveraged Finance team in the Netherlands. In 2006 she became Head of Corporate Clients Netherlands, a client group that consists of the listed and privately-owned large companies. In 2010, Annerie was appointed Head of Commercial Banking Netherlands and became a member of the board of ING Domestic Bank Netherlands. In this role she was responsible for all of ING’s wholesale banking activities in The Netherlands, including midcorps and SMEs as well as Private Banking. Also she was part of the team that designed and implemented the agile transformation. In February 2016 Annerie was appointed Global Head of Real Estate Finance within ING Wholesale Banking. In her last two roles she had successfully created new data and technology driven solutions for clients and ING employees.
In January 2018, Annerie was appointed Head of WB Innovation. In this role, Annerie is responsible for the innovation activities of Wholesale Banking, as well as the Advanced Analytics and blockchain team, that all work towards developing new solutions for clients and employees that will disrupt the core of ING or go beyond banking with the aim to create strong new revenue streams and/or lower costs for ING.
In addition to her current role, Annerie Vreugdenhil is the Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of komgo, an ING co-founded DLT based start-up in Trade, member of the Board R3, a DLT based software company and member of the Executive advisory Board of Squirro, an AI based software company. Annerie is married and has two sons.