Diederik Laman Trip

Diederik Laman Trip

Diederik Laman Trip, Former CEO of ING Netherlands. Diederik Laman Trip is the former CEO of ING Netherlands where he spent 26 years of his career before “retiring” in 2004. His prestigious career achievements include being on the Board of Nationale-Nederlanden, Chairman of Postbank and RVS, and appointment to the Executive Committee of ING Europe in 2000. He is now active in sharing the benefits of his experience and expertise in many capacities including as Chairman of the Advisory Council Microcredieten for the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the Netherlands, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB, Member of the Board of Trustees of ABN AMRO, and as an executive coach. Diederik captivated the Leadership Summit audience as he told them his secret to building a successful career and personal life and which entailed creating a metaphorical table supported by three legs: family, career and contribution to society. He is now dedicating himself to the third aspect. This will see him returning to RSM to lecture and give inspiration about social business. ‘Social business is the balance between financial profits and contribution to society. That balance is shifting,’ he said. ‘I want you to feel that balance and contribute to society with your energy, brains and self-confidence and understand that economy is not a purpose in itself but a means to improve society. I’m coming back and I’m going to spend time with you,’ he announced to a delighted and enthused crowd.