39th Banker Dead in 13 Months, Third this Year

Shepard Ambellas
January 27, 2015

(INTELLIHUB) OVERVEEN, Netherlands — ABN Amro banker Chris Van Eeghen allegedly committed suicide in is home Monday, marking the fourth Amro banker to die in 4-years, and the 39th banker to die in the last 13 months, in an unusual string of deaths.

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ABN Amro banker Chris Van Eeghen

Neighbors and colleagues of Van Eeghen describe him as an extremely nice guy, pointing out how they were shocked by his death.

Van Eeghen previously attended the University of Buckingham, studied law and was also a football player.

He was considered a professional banker with a good reputation.

Although some can’t beleive Van Eeghen committed suicide, it’s worthy to point out that his Facebook page was recently changed to read “former” head of syndicate, ABN Amro Corporate Finance & Capital Markets, as reported by Quote 500.

Van Eeghen’s girlfriend wrote in an email, “We were like boys in dealings among themselves, talking about women, the world. That was perhaps also the friendship I had with him, my courage and freedom versus his humor. To accept his death I assume that Chris wanted freedom, this was the way to take his freedom. He was always thinking of others. He kept neatly in earthly life.”

Van Eeghen had a son from a prior relationship, but lived alone, according to reports.

In 2014 Jan-Peter Schmittman and in 2009 Fentener Vlissingen scion Huibert Boumeester both also committed suicide, both were ABN Amro employees.


This article originally appeared on intellihub.com and was used with permission. Author Shepard Ambellas is the founder, editor-in-chief of Intellihub News and the maker of SHADE the Motion Picture.

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