On 1 July 2014 Raoul van der Meeren took up the reigns at Alphabet International as chief risk officer. He succeeds former Alphabet chief risk officer Menno Boekestijn and reports directly to Alphabet CEO, Norbert van den Eijnden.
Van der Meeren brings a wealth of financial management experience to the position gained during over 20 years in the finance industry. Since joining BMW Group in 2001, he has commanded a series of executive roles, such as head of capital markets BMW Group and managing director BMW Finance N.V. Before, he held positions as a credit analyst and in project management at internationally renowned financial institutions. Previous tenures include time as one of the world's Big 4 accounting firms where his work focused on subsidiaries and Dutch corporations.
His commercial and risk acumen contributed to the successful performance of the Group during the latest global financial crisis. Van der Meeren graduated in Business Studies from the University of Applied Sciences Dusseldorf.