Roel has been working as the Chief Retail Banking Officer of TMB Bank and Chairman of the Board of Directors of TMB Asset Management as of July 2015.

From 2010 until 2015, he was the CEO of ING-DiBa Austria (Austria’s market leading direct bank) and country CEO for ING Austria. As of June 2013, Roel also acted as Programme Director for ING´s global Cybercrime Resilience Programme, initiating and driving structural improvement measures to deal with the increasing threat of Cybercrime.

From 2006 until 2010, he worked at ING Retail in The Netherlands as Director of Payments. As part of this job, he managed the post-merger integration of ING’s two Dutch retail bank subsidiaries ING Bank and Postbank.

Between 2000 and 2006, Roel worked as Head of Giro Payments at Postbank, as a Programme Manager within ING Wholesale´s IT domain and as a business development manager at Wellowell, Nationale Nederlanden’s E-Commerce start-up (aggregator portal).

In 1999, Roel joined ING Group as a trainee in ING´s Global Management Programme.

Roel has a master’s degree in Law from the University of Leiden, the Netherlands and has completed the General Management Programme-CEDEP at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.