Office Talk Interview | Faisal Setoe

Name: Faisal Setoe
Age: 39

First job: Management Trainee at Delta Lloyd
Current job: Managing Director of HDI Global Specialty SE, the Netherlands

Connect on LinkedIn:
Click on the photo to connect

"A cold shower a day keeps the doctor away!."

Faisal Setoe


Describe your average work day:

An average day at work starts with checking my schedule the day before. Starting with a quick scan through my mailbox making sure all the urgent items are taken care off. Next is checking in with my team, making sure they are alright and that matters are discussed when necessary. Keeping an open culture in which visibility, transparency and safety are normal is key for me to create and maintain. On top of that foundation I like to build the performance driven company that we are, and that is why part of my day also consists of going through our main results, status of the company and the market.

Describe your average day off:

An average day off feels is best spend with my family. Having fun with my wife and children. Enjoying the little things by walking on the beach together or in the woods. A coffee and lunch somewhere and having a cosy dinner at home or at the restaurant with the family. Always catching up on my reading in between fun and games.


What makes you really happy?

My wife, kids and the small things in nature.

What irritates you the most?

People who irritate themselves.

Who inspires you and why?

Wim Hof, because he brings simple methods easy adoptable in your own life that really make an impact.

What is your favourite place in the world?

 Anywhere where I am with my loved ones.


What is vitality to you?

Mind, Body and Soul. So making sure that I ‘sharpen my saw’ with reading and education, take care of my body by sports and relaxation and last but not least mindfully stopping at personal wellbeing.

How do you take care of your own vitality?

Like I said, by actively doing sports twice a week, not drinking and smoking and a cold shower a day.

Which must read/see/follow do you highly recommend?

What is (are) your best tip(s) to share with others?

A cold shower a day keeps the doctor away!

HDI Global Specialty SE is an insurance company focused on what is called “Specialty Lines”. Examples are: Professional Indemnity, Directors & Officers, Jewellers, Kidnap & Ransom, Crisis Management, Work Accident, Aviation, Aerospace and so on. We have a global presence, delivering extensive reach for brokers and clients. Specialist local teams are highly qualified to give quick responses and informed support to the client’s local operations, specifically their special, unusual or difficult insurance needs. As we have a strong local mandate we can deliver local solutions to our brokers fast and thorough. In the Netherlands we aim to be the number 1 specialty insurer within the next 5 years and we do so with a highly motivated team and strong mission and vision that supports our journey to offering the market the best they can get.Click on the logo to visit the website.

Read more

Office Talk by OnlineFitCompany contains informative blogs on physical and mental health and inspiring interviews with office workers and vitality experts.