ABN AMRO has added to its Japan operations, announcing the appointment of Kim Rosenkilde in Tokyo. With immediate effect, the ABN veteran will take on the role of country executive in Japan and will report to Jeroen Drost, the firmÆs chief executive of Asia in Hong Kong.

For ABN Japan, he will focus on delivering solutions to its institutional and corporate clients. Rosenkilde will replace Jakob Groot, who will transfer internally to its London offices to take up the new role of global head of financial market distribution.

His Japan appointment caps a lengthy career at ABN, which started in 1998. Most recently, he was head of global markets in North America for two years. Prior to this role, he briefly served the bank as head of ABN AMRO Securities Japan. Rosenkilde first joined the firm in London as managing director, global head of government bond trading and chairman of the risk management committee.

Aside from his tenure at ABN, Rosenkilde has worked in fixed income roles for Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and Den Danske Bank in London. He began his career as a floor trader for numerous firms at the Copenhagen Stock Exchange.

RosenkildeÆs appointment is Japan is ABN AMROÆs second country executive announcement in two months. In June, the firm promoted Billy Goquingco to the country executive role in the Philippines.