A businessman at the bank
I’ve known since an early age what I wanted to do: I wanted to run a business. It’s in my blood – literally, since I come from a family of entrepreneurs. I studied Small Business in Haarlem. Nevertheless, through one thing and another eventually I found myself at ABN AMRO. I’d heard that their traineeship was the best in the Netherlands, so I decided to try it. My plan was to spend two years learning as much as I could and then go my own way again with much more experience than before. Things turned out differently: in fact, I’ve been working here for ten years, and I’m enjoying it immensely – though I’ve been able to see what it’s like to run a business, both at ABN AMRO and elsewhere.