Corporate Culture and Gaining Trust artwork
TrustTalk - It's all about Trust

Corporate Culture and Gaining Trust

  • E8
  • 23:23
  • December 20th 2020

Interview with Hélène Vletter-van Dort. She is a professor in Financial Law and Corporate Governance at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands. She is a member of the Supervisory Boards of financial services company NN (formerly known as Nationale Nederlanden) and The Dutch Public Broadcasting Organization NPO as well as Chair of the Supervisory Board of Intertrust NV. She speaks about commitment and culture and is inspired by Ben Horowitz’s book: “What You Do is Who Your Are”. At the center of her work is the importance of corporate culture and the relationship with corporate values. Culture is not what is on a corporate website but what really lives in a company. She talks about UBER, a company that went through a thorough self-reflection on its corporate culture and her experience with a hospital where she was overseeing the board.

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I am fascinated by trust. I spent most of my professional life as an attorney-partner at several international law firms. In 2010 I started a network consultancy in intellectual property, IPEG (Intellectual Property Expert Group). I am also chairman of the Netherlands foundation "Stichting PleitAcademie", a certified training institute for attorneys and law professionals. With the TrustTalk podcast and the blog (, I am pursuing my passion for trust. Nothing works without trust. Want to know more about me? visit

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