Léon Wijnands

Global Head of Sustainability


“I see sustainability as a resource of opportunities that inspires to innovate”

Léon Wijnands is Global Head of Sustainability since November 2013 at ING.

Sustainability is a strategic priority for ING and built into the purpose of the company. The dep artment has set the direction focussing on integrating sustainability into the core business of ING. The team is leading on disclosing non - financial information and defining ethical standards. As a result ING has leading positions in independent indices l ike DJSI, Sustainalytics and CDP.

Léon has more than 25 years of experience in banking, particularly in the field of sales and marketing. Prior to his current position, Léon led the ING Bank Customer Contact Centers and the Customer Intelligence team duri ng the merger of ING Bank and Postbank. Over the years he was responsible for the 21 branches in the “District Amsterdam” and has led many marketing initiatives as well as change programmes.

Léon holds a master degree in business economics, business admi nistration and in financial economics. He joined ING in 1990.

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