IMAGINE Leaders – Renata Brabander

Renata Brabander

Rabobank, Regional Director (NL)

There are two worlds in my life: the West of my Dutch father and the East of my Indonesian mother. Growing up between different cultures has given me the power of curiosity and connection.

I am grateful for the love I grew up with, it has allowed me to bear the adversity that has come my way. It has made me who I am and I like to give something back, for example helping refugees and setting up projects to help people in disadvantaged circumstances.

At a young age I started teaching sports and discovered how to lead and create movement. People see me as an atypical case in the financial world and in a search for who I am as a person and as a leader, I discovered ‘Happiness’. I learned about this science at Erasmus University Rotterdam and became passionate about it: I organized conversations about mission and strategy, leadership sessions, Ted Talks and a trip to Bhutan. It has given me inspiration and valuable encounters. Based on a passion for people and a desire to make a difference, I use my experience to connect people and achieve valuable things together.

I'm interested in a future Oxford Experience