Bruno Colmant leaves Degroof Petercam: “I regain my freedom of speech”

The economist leaves private banking and returns to consultancy. He explains to Trends Tendances his desire to support the public sector and to work on the Walloon issue.

Arriving at Degroof Petercam in the fall of 2015, Bruno Colmant became its CEO in 2019. He left this position last year and is now leaving private banking. he explains to Trends Tendances his relief and his new challenge.

How do you feel when you leave Degroof Petercam?

I feel very good, I made a wise decision.

I will return to consulting, a field in which I have already worked and where I have kept good contacts. I will work at 4/5th time, it will be more serene.

I worked in this private bank for seven years, as CEO for two and a half years, I devoted myself to it body and soul, day and night. I literally saved her. I’m happy with my results, I’m leaving on good terms.

You often express yourself in the media: is it also a desire to get more involved in your public speaking?

I intend to continue to use my brain, indeed.

I had the possibility of expressing myself within the bank, but I regain all my freedom of speech and I will have a broader capacity for writing.

In the consultancy company in which I will work, I will be able to devote myself to an area that is dear to me, support for the entire public sector. The issue of the Walloon recovery is particularly close to my heart.

This departure was anticipated?

I had been thinking about it for some time.

The period of the Covid has been conducive to reflection for many people. Around me, I see a lot of people who are changing jobs or who are thinking of doing so.

It is a reflection on oneself that is healthy. And I end a cycle of seven years in this way: it is good, the cycles of seven years…

Arriving at Degroof Petercam in the fall of 2015, Bruno Colmant became its CEO in 2019. He left this position last year and is now leaving private banking. he explains to Trends Tendances his relief and his new challenge. How do you feel when you leave Degroof Petercam? I feel very good, I made a wise decision. I will return to consultancy, a field in which I have already worked and where I have kept good contacts. I will work 4/5th time, it will be more serene. I worked in this private bank for seven years, as CEO for two and a half years, I devoted myself to it body and soul, day and night. I literally saved her. I’m happy with my results, I leave on good terms. Do you often express yourself in the media: is it also a desire to get more involved in your public speaking? I intend to continue using my brain, indeed. the possibility of expressing myself within the bank, but I regain all my freedom of speech and I will have a wider capacity for writing. In the consultancy company in which I will work, I will be able to devote an area that is dear to me, support for the entire public sector. The issue of the Walloon recovery is particularly close to my heart. Was this departure anticipated? I had been thinking about it for some time. The period of the Covid has been conducive to reflection for many people. Around me, I see a lot of people who are changing jobs or who are thinking of doing so. It’s a reflection on oneself that is healthy. seven-year cycles…

Bruno Colmant leaves Degroof Petercam: “I regain my freedom of speech”