ING announced today the appointment of Mark Milders as head of ING Group Investor Relations. Mark will succeed Malcolm Brown, who will take up the position of project lead for Strategy and Innovation at ING Wholesale Banking on 15 May 2017.
Patrick Flynn, CFO of ING Group said: "I am pleased to have Mark as our new head of Investor Relations. His in-depth knowledge of our company and its products, and his experience working with our Wholesale Banking clients, will be of great value in communicating with our investors as we are accelerating the implementation of our multi-year Think Forward strategy. I would like to thank Malcolm for his significant contribution during his time in Investor Relations. Under his leadership, ING has been successfully repositioned in the market from a financial conglomerate into a leading European bank, and our financial communication has significantly improved, adding to a more meaningful shareholder dialogue."
Mark Milders is currently heading Coverage & Markets for Germany and Austria. Mark joined ING in 2005. He held several senior finance positions before becoming regional head of Client Coverage Central & Eastern Europe in 2010. Mark moved to Germany in 2013 as head of Wholesale Banking Germany and Austria, taking up his current role in January 2016. As head of Investor Relations Mark will report to Koos Timmermans who is nominated to succeed Patrick Flynn as CFO of ING Group after the AGM on 8 May 2017.
Malcolm Brown has worked for ING and its predecessors since 1989. He held various functions in Asia including head of Corporate Clients Asia and country head Hong Kong and China. In 2008 he returned to Europe to become global head of Financial Institutions. In 2013 he took on the role of head of Investor Relations.