Mark Wiessing to join Rabobank New Zealand board

Rabobank’s Regional Manager for Australia and New Zealand, Mark Wiessing, will join the board of Rabobank New Zealand Limited as a non-executive director from May 31, 2024.

He will replace Lara Yocarini, who is stepping down after more than three years on the Rabobank New Zealand board. Subject to regulatory approval, Ms Yocarini has taken up a new role as Chief Executive Officer of Rabobank’s global asset finance subsidiary De Lage Landen (DLL). She will also be a member of Rabobank’s Managing Board.

Mr Wiessing is a member of Rabobank’s global Management Team for Wholesale and Rural. He is responsible for the Rabobank Australia and New Zealand Region and he is also a director and Chief Executive Officer of Rabobank Australia Limited.

Mr Wiessing has more than 30 years’ international experience in the financial sector, including postings in South America, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.

Mr Wiessing joined Rabobank in 2006 and was Regional Manager South America and Chief Executive Officer for Brazil for eight years prior to his appointment as Regional Manager for Rabobank Australia and New Zealand in May 2023.

Before joining Rabobank, Mr Wiessing held roles with other leading financial institutions, including Standard Bank of South Africa, Citibank and ING.

Mark Wiessing, Regional Manager for Rabobank Australia and New Zealand

Rabobank New Zealand is a part of the global Rabobank Group, the world’s leading specialist in food and agribusiness banking. Rabobank has more than 120 years’ experience providing customized banking and finance solutions to businesses involved in all aspects of food and agribusiness. Rabobank is structured as a cooperative and operates in 38 countries, servicing the needs of about 8.6 million clients worldwide through a network of close to 1000 offices and branches. Rabobank New Zealand is one of the country's leading agricultural lenders and a significant provider of business and corporate banking and financial services to the New Zealand food and agribusiness sector. The bank has 27 offices throughout New Zealand.


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David Johnston
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Rabobank New Zealand
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Denise Shaw
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Rabobank Australia & New Zealand 
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