Tamira is one of the most tenured leaders at Rabobank, with over 35 years of banking experience.  She joined Rabobank in 2002 as a Senior Relationship Manager, based in Atlanta. Tamira was the Global Sector Head for Beverages and Consumer Foods, from 2009 until 2016. That same year Tamira was promoted to CEO for Rabobank’s European Region based in London. She successfully guided the region through Brexit and COVID-19 challenges while delivering strong performance & growth, driving innovation throughout the client franchise and improving employee engagement and diversity across her teams. In London she served as a board member of the Association of Foreign Banks, representing over 250 foreign banks. She led several workstreams in support of Gender Parity in Foreign Banks. In 2019, Tamira also
served as an Advisory Board member for the formation of the Green Finance Institute, the UK’s green investment bank, a public to private partnership launch of the UK Government & the City of London.
In August 2020, she came back to North America as Vice Chairperson and Head of the Atlanta office.  She was subsequently appointed as Co-Head of Client Coverage for Wholesale Banking North America, also assuming oversight of Rabobank’s Mexico franchise and the Core Lending Product Group. On the North America Wholesale Management Team, she drives the strategy and growth of the North America client business. Since returning to North America, Tamira has led sustainability, innovation and diversity initiatives by becoming an executive sponsor of the bank’s DEI program. She also delivered a sustainability strategy for the region which resulted in the creation & hiring of a new role of Chief Sustainability Officer for North America.
Tamira also is a Director of Rabo Securities USA Inc., and a Non-Executive Director of LAAD Inc. a privately-held finance company which finances small- and medium-size agricultural clients throughout Latin America where she is on the Compensation, Risk Management and Corporate Governance Committees.
Tamira began her career at ABN Amro in Amsterdam in 1987, where she worked in emerging markets corporate finance. Prior to her departure from ABN Amro in 2002, Tamira led client coverage for the technology sector in the U.S. and oversaw the global semiconductor segment out of the San Francisco office.
Tamira earned a B.A. with Distinction from the University of Kentucky and a M.A. in International Business Degree from the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. She has also received executive management & leadership training at the Harvard Business School and corporate finance training at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.