INTERVIEW •• WILBERT VAN DEN BOSCH (RABOBANK) - 4 Nov 2011
If You Want To Exploit a Windmill Together
UN Year of Cooperatives
2012 is proclaimed by the United Nations as the Year of Cooperatives. Mongolia initiated the request for this because the cooperative model as a form of organization can help developing countries with making a big step ahead. Wilbert van den Bosch agrees with this.
WILBERT VAN DEN BOSCH IS CLEARLY A BIG FAN OF THE COOPERATIVES, that needs no further explanation. He worked on the boards of several local Rabobank offices, the cooperative Dutch bank. But he takes it a bit further: he calls the cooperative ‘one of the most intelligent forms of organizing with the most humane philosophy which respects both the individual and the group – it’s all about cooperation.’ That’s why the opportunities offered by the cooperative organization form are interesting; how it fits in the current zeitgeist and on which values it is based. Wilbert is a passionate speaker who clearly is very knowledgeable about the past, the present and the future.
Although it is about the role of the cooperative organization in the future, he stipulates that it is of significance that the……