I had the privilege of recently meeting Pope Francis in the company of my beloved family members. Meeting the Pope alongside my family is an incredibly personal and spiritual experience. It is also a reflection of the deep connections within a family business, which speaks to the strength of familial bonds and the shared commitment to both faith and business.
Family and business are interconnected, and this extraordinary encounter with the Pope highlights the synergy between one’s personal and professional lives. The values and principles that guide a family’s faith also underpin the way they conduct business. These shared values extend beyond the family circle, influencing interactions with employees, customers, and partners.
In the presence of the Pope, my family and I were reminded of the responsibility that comes with shared beliefs and the business we have built. It reinforced the idea that a family legacy is not just about profit but also about making a positive impact on the world, living by our convictions, and leaving a meaningful mark on society.
Meeting the Pope with my family, against the backdrop of business endeavours, underscores the holistic nature of our journey. It was a rare and cherished opportunity to blend faith, family, and business into a harmonious tapestry that reflects the essence of who we are as a family unit and contributors to the greater good.