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Diederik Laman Trip

Diederik Laman Trip
Chairman, ING Netherlands
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Advisor for the International Year of Microcredit 2005

“Working in financial services nearly all my life, I have seen how people’s businesses can grow over time. This process is initiated through people’s own innovation and ideas. But often a bank or insurer plays a role in shaping dreams and plans into realities. Many people, especially in the developing world, do not have access to basic financial services; thus they cannot grow their assets and income to provide for their families. For me this situation clearly illustrates the importance of building financial sectors for all.”

Diederik Laman Trip currently is the Managing Director Communications and Corporate Affairs ING Group and Chairman of ING Netherlands. From 2000 until 2004 he was member of the Executive Committee of ING Europe and responsible for Retail and Commercial Financial Services. From 1996 till the end of 1999 he was Chairman of the Postbank in the Netherlands. He has been working for ING and its predecessors for more than 25 years.

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