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Benoit Legrand NB

Benoît Legrand

CEO, ING France

Benoit Legrand is graduated in Economics from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium and in International relationships from the London School of Economic, BG. All Along the past twenty years, he has focused on the changing patterns of business and on the status quo challenge.

He has first held varied jobs in Singapore and Brussels in the Investment banking field and in the direct distribution. He has also been founder and shareholder of a company distributing office items.

He has joined the ING Group in 1994 to have several responsibilities as a Marketing director, in private banking, in retail distribution within ING Bank Slaski in Poland (2003-2007), then he became Managing Director of ING Private Banking and securities in the Netherlands (2007-2010). He is currently the CEO of ING Direct France since 2010.

ACHIEVEMENT / What is your project, initiative, startup, company all about?

He leads the workshop « changing our patterns » during the LHFORUM/positive Economy Forum by gathering knowledge and experience to open the eyes of each human on his power to be an actor of change, on his ability to transform and on his capacity to be a model of perpetual rebirth.

LOCATION / In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?


IMPACT / What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental… of the activity, project, initiative, startup, company?

Humble but determined, ambitious but realistic

QUOTE / A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you.

The man who removes a mountain starts by carrying away small stones” Chinese proverbs

Don’t blame the well for being too deep; it is your rope that is too short.” Indian proverb

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” Arab Proverb