BENELUX – ABN Amro Mellon, the securities services joint venture, has named John Gout as senior sales manager for Benelux.

Gout was previously sales manager for Europe at Northern Trust, which he joined in February 2004.

Gout, who has also worked at Citigroup, will be based in the Amsterdam and focus on new institutional clients. He will report to head of sales, Peter Adams.

“Our strong presence and long-term commitment to the Netherlands and the European marketplace in general demanded a highly credible senior sales person to continue our strategy for solid growth in the Benelux countries,” said Nadine Chakar, chief executive of ABN Amro Mellon.