CEO of Pentland Brands, Andy Rubin’s talk to Year 12


It was an inspirational and captivating talk from Andy Rubin, CEO of Pentland Brands, who came to Kingsbury High School to treat the Year 12 students to an insight of his own background as well as Pentland Brands.
During an introduction, he inspired the students by proving that hard work pays off, giving an overview of his educational background and the history and growth of the family run business. Pentland Group works for and with retailers such as JD, Millets, Ellesse, Red or Dead, to name but a few.
Throughout his speech he offered thoughtful advice and an understanding of what it means to be the CEO of such a business. He left the students with a clearer understanding of the company, career options and the global business world.
After a great Q&A at the end of the session during which the students did not shy away from asking challenging questions, students left impressed with Andy Rubin’s career and the support he gave. A student commented ‘‘it has been such an honour to meet Mr Rubin in person and get the opportunity to ask him the questions I wanted to. At first I felt too shy to ask, but I am glad I did.’’

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