Gerard Penning has been CHRO at ABN AMRO since August 2020. The bank calls it a time with unprecedented HR challenges, such as the global pandemic, the winding down of operations in Asia-Pacific and the United States, and organizational changes in the bank's top structure. ABN AMRO and Penning mutually agreed on his departure.
Penning held various HR positions at Shell from 1994 to 2020. Penning is currently still active as a supervisory director at Alliander and a board member at SEforALL.