Sander Pruijs joined Manufacturers Bank in Los Angeles, a member of Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Group, as President in January 2022. As a global banking executive and a proven business leader with an extensive track record of achievements across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and South America, Mr. Pruijs has a strong background in compliance, governance, risk management, and business growth.
Prior to joining Manufactures Bank, Sander founded and steered his own consultancy practice, Tulip Bay Advisory. He also previously served as Head of Global Rural & Retail Clients, and member of the Management Team Wholesale, Rural & Retail for Rabobank Group. In his capacity as Global Head, he is responsible for the rural banking businesses in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Chile, and North America, as well as for Rabobank N.A. in California (RNA) and Rabobank Indonesia.
Mr. Pruijs holds a number of leadership roles including: Chairman of the Board for RNA; President Commissioner of the Board of Commissioners for Rabobank Indonesia; Member of the Board for Rabobank Australia; Member of the Board for Rabobank New Zealand. Prior to joining Rabobank, he held progressive leadership roles for ABN AMRO Bank, where he began his career in 1984.
Mr. Pruijs holds a Master’s Degree in Business Law from Leiden University, the Netherlands. In 2013, he attended the Advanced Management Program (AMP 184) at Harvard Business School.