Bringing people together
Although I’ve been working at Van Lanschot Kempen for over 20 years, the Family Solutions team was just formed in 2019. The team works out of our Amsterdam office and it serves one of the most interesting client groups – a perfect fit for me. I love being creative and connecting people, so bringing together private banking, asset management and merchant banking services under one family-focused team was the ideal combination. Over the last year, I’ve learned a lot about what all my colleagues in different departments can offer to the top 50 families in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Sustainability is of course something we discuss with the families we serve – but it carries a different meaning for each of them. It could be about climate change, addressing poverty, the treatment of women… it depends on their family values. But they all have one thing in common: a desire to do something worthwhile with the wealth that’s transferred from one generation to the next. More and more of our families are creating charitable foundations, for example.
This ties in with my role as Board member of the Van Lanschot Kempen Foundation. Many of our clients and employees are looking to take part in charitable activities or volunteer work. I focus on our external and internal communications for the Foundation, so it’s my role to bring people together to create the most impact.