Albert Maasland started his career in banking at Chase Manhattan Bank – later J P Morgan – and during his 11-year career there was involved in transforming and building a range of highly successful and profitable business units. This included launching the world’s first generation of cross-border electronic transaction banking services and setting up sales teams in global cash management, institutional and custody areas before taking over as Head of FX sales.
Albert later became Global Head of Business Development at HSBC Markets before tackling the transformation of the FX business at Deutsche Bank, helping steer them from 24th to the number one FX provider worldwide. He took on various other roles before joining the Deutsche Bank Wholesale and the Investment Bank’s Management Committee.
He founded or co-founded a number of start-up businesses before returning to banking and helped establish the global e-commerce business at Standard Chartered before moving to Saxo Bank where he fulfilled numerous roles including CEO of Saxo Bank UK and then Chairman of Saxo Bank Capital Markets UK. He was CEO of Knight Capital Europe and subsequently KCG Europe before becoming Group CEO of Crown Agents Bank and its sister asset management business.