ING Real Estate has appointed Siep Hoeksma as head of its new Romanian division.

Hoeksma has been made Country Manager for Romania and will start by creating a national headquarters in Bucharest.

He has been at ING since 1980 and was prior to taking the new role, he was the company’s UK development manager. His position will be filled in the short term by Sven Mathijssen, who also manager ING’s development operations in Italy and France.