Monday, 21 May 2012

A message from an Ideal Personality - Mr Steve Thompson


Mr Steve Thompson, is one of the very top officials in our Standard Chartered Group. The picture shown below was taken when he visited India recently. His concern for the people in general and differently abled in particular is really incredible. He is popular in our fraternity as a people oriented personality.

I like to share the experience of my first meeting with him. In the early months of my joining in Scope, he came to our office. At that time he gave a presentation to all our colleagues. But I could not attend it as the meeting hall was in first floor in another building (There is lift facility from back side. But we didn’t know about it at that time). While coming back from the presentation he saw me sitting alone in our work place. He enquired about me and came to know why I didn’t attend the presentation. Immediately he told my boss about his decision to do the presentation again for me. I was flabbergasted and felt very happy for his concern. I thought he might brief me the highlights of his presentation. But to my amazement he did the entire presentation (for one and a half hours) for me again. At his level every minute is highly valuable. Sparing that much time by a top executive for my sake is really unbelievable. I have no words to explain how happy I was at that time. So many people supported me in so many ways in my life. But this type of incident never happened to me.

By this caring and humane action he tried to communicate the following message to his fraternity:

1.     If we are not able to provide the required facilities for anybody who is in need of them, then we should invariably take the responsibility of reaching to them.
2.    He guided his junior colleagues how to support the people with special requirements.

In his recent visit he enquired about my activities with great affection. He felt very happy for the kind support extended by our CEO Mr Edwin, Mr Kwan, Ms Gita and Mr Saibal for my initiative in helping the fellow challenged people in sports.

They are my role models and I am sincerely treading their path in supporting the people in need.


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  3. I Saw makkal Arangam yesterday. Much inspired and motivated.
    My Hearty wishes and congrats for your successful life.

  4. Thank you very much Mr Kumaran for your best wishes.