Keeping up with Nelson Mandela’s life values of perseverance and modesty, Jeroen Rijpkema, CEO of ABN AMRO Private Banking International, shares his thoughts about the South African icon’s death:
"Nelson Mandela is for me the most inspiring global leader of my lifetime so far, and he will be remembered for his unwavering determination to make the world a better place. His values, courage, perseverance and humility are an example for all people."
Rijpkema recently met PBI’s editor Mark Foxwell in Amsterdam. The CEO has a limited edition photo of Nelson Mandela hung on the wall above his desk. When interviewed, he said:
"I am a big fan of his. He is not someone of great words but he moves people by his honesty, his integrity and determination to make things better for others and not just for himself."