Bob de Man was recently appointed CEO of Raiffeisen Leasing Romania, after seven years of experience in Raiffeisen Bank.

 

How do you like your coffee?

I love to start my mornings with a tasteful venti soya cappuccino and share the moment with my colleagues in the office, talking business as usual issues, hearing their concerns and sharing ideas together to improve day to day productivity.

 

What’s your favorite app ?

One of the apps I like is Flipboard, where I can find plenty of news customized to what I enjoy reading.

 

Name 3 things you always carry with you:

I start every day with my mind clear and heart open. In addition, in order to always stay connected, my iPhone.

 

What’s your favorite place in Bucharest ?

My favorite place is my warm and loving home, in Pipera, right near the forest, where I can feel the silence of nature. For me, nature has always been the best tonic and source of inspiration.

 

How did you spend your last holiday ?

In Turkey.

 

What newspapers/magazines do you read ?

Economic press in general.

 

What color is your kitchen?

My kitchen is colored in beige and white, because I like natural interior design and colors.

 

Name 3 favorite hobbies:

My family is my favorite hobby. Also, in my spare time, I enjoy good wine and squash.

 

The most important person in your life is…?

My wife and my daughter.

 

What is your favorite car ?

Porsche.

 

If you wouldn’t have your actual career/job, what would you like to do (as a career/job) ?

Business professor, because I would love to have the opportunity to share knowledge with people able to improve business practice in the society.

I strongly believe that a good teaching act can definitely have a significant effect on people future careers, in order to be able to help companies be more efficient, innovative and profitable.

To train this, I am a volunteer in Junior Achievement Romania, training teenagers on finance and banking.

 

What do you like best about Romania ?

I like very much the Romanian people, for their kindness, generosity, warmness and also great sense of humor.

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