Stephen Hester Is Gonna Go Ahead And Declare This Thing Mission Accomplished

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June 7, 2013: Apologising if he sounds “pompous”, Hester says the RBS job was something he took on as a “mission. I could have stayed out of the limelight at British Land but I wanted the challenge. Now I’ve taken it on, it commands all my focus.” Returning RBS to sustainable profitability and to private sector ownership will be the key measures of success. “I hate not winning, I hate it,” he says with a glimmer of passion.June 12, 2013: Stephen Hester, the chief executive of the part-nationalized Royal Bank of Scotland, announced on Wednesday that he was leaving the bank. [FT, Dealbook]

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