Ode to Ortega, Role Model for Resilience and Strength
It was incredibly encouraging to see how many talented MBA students from such diverse backgrounds and nationalities respected a man who built a 100BN$ company from scratch, directly employing more than 150,000 people around the world.
I was born and raised in Galicia, the hometown of Amancio Ortega, and I felt personally connected to the whole story. I saw first-hand how the company helped in so many ways.
Inditex provided value and opportunities not only their employees and shareholders, but the whole society in a region that was not considered an industrial hub in Spain.
For all who are in business management, Ortega is considered a role model and source of inspiration, and reminds us to keep faith in the value of hard work and humbleness as a way to thrive in life.
He has shown many, including politicians, that
business may be actually a force for good (as we say at INSEAD) and not only for your own benefit.