Pioneering Spirit | Marc de Kuyper | Modern Luxury

In the U.S. when you’re part of a storied business family, no one blinks an eye when you sign up to star in a reality show or turn into the kind of tragic partygoer whom tabloids love to hate. It’s the newfangled version of the American dream.

But if you’re European and a whole deal more ambitious, you may instead take the route 33-year-old Marc De Kuyper did when he decided he wanted a high-ranking position in his family’s 11-generation-old distillery business in the Netherlands.

That was all fine and good with his clan, but De Kuyper Royal Distillers, a company founded in 1695 that sells 70 million bottles annually in more than 135 countries, is not a place where nepotism is a given.

Source: Pioneering Spirit

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