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Willem Klaassens

Managing Director
Latour Commodities Advisory Pte Ltd

Willem Klaassens is management consultant at Latour Commodity Advisory, a boutique finance consultancy firm with a predominantly European and Asian client base.  He advises on organisational development, finance and M&A related topics.
As consultant, he acted for more than 3 years as Chief Financial Officer for Clearsource Pte Ltd, an independent Asia-based company that trades physical oil, metals and biomass. He is also a director at BottlesXL Amsterdam, a mobile e-commerce company.
During his 25-year career, Willem has worked in the global commodity markets and international trade finance centres Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Frankfurt and Amsterdam.
Before setting up Latour Commodities in 2011 Willem was 5 years with Standard Chartered Bank as Global Head of the bank's Commodity Traders and Agribusiness in charge of the management and strategic direction of the bank’s relationships with commodity companies.
Prior to his involvement with Standard Chartered Bank, Willem was with Citibank in Hong Kong, with Fortis Bank in London and in Germany and Singapore with Westdeutsche Landesbank as Global Head of Structured Energy Finance. Willem started his career with Deutsche Bank Netherlands, where he left as Head of Legal and Compliance in 1995.

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