Farewell Speech on Retirement

Retirement is an occasion that makes a person short of words as this is the time of mixed feelings. Both happy and sad moments flash in front of the person. The retirement farewell ceremony is organized to recognize the retiree’s work or contribution. A retirement speech should be a perfect blend of your experience in the current company and your future expectations from life. You must ensure to thank each person present there or who has ever been a part of your journey during your tenure. Students are also asked to write farewell speech on the occasion of retirement. Here we are providing you four (04) speeches, and you can choose any of them as per your requirement.

Retirement Farewell Speech

Retirement Farewell Speech – 1

Good Afternoon Board of Directors, Colleagues and Friends. It’s a pleasure to deliver the speech on my retirement from the company ABC Multinational Co. as the Chief Executive Officer. I welcome you all to this difficult but special occasion.

I have spent ten years with many of you at this company as an executive officer. It is delightful to acknowledge that all of you have given me the best working conditions and environment to deliver my duties and responsibilities. The company is in a high profitable state and is managed well by all of you. Thus, I now feel that it’s the best time to take retirement from my position and give opportunity to other young and charismatic leaders to take over the position.

During the tenure spent at this company, I got opportunities to learn several things that have helped both in my professional as well as personal life. I met and made many friends who supported me throughout. I learnt various key skills such as management ability, time management, honesty and teamwork. This is clearly evident that we have achieved success by working together as a company and have earned several awards due to our dedication and motivation towards reaching our goal as a multinational company. Thus, I can certainly claim that my success in this company is due to the support of you all.

It gives me immense pleasure to claim that our company is a leading one at the present moment. This is all because we work as a team and the company values and respects each and every individual of the organisation irrespective of the position and role. At this special moment, I express my honest gratitude to all my colleagues for your commitment towards ensuring that the company grows beyond the set expectations. Nothing would have been possible without the support, hard work and dedication of my team as well as other co-employees. I am a bit sad because I am going to miss you all and this environment.

I remember the time, when the company incurred a huge loss and the shareholders became impatient with the company, it was the board of directors and my colleagues who stood by me and motivated me. That was a massive challenge for us and through your dedication and unconditional support we came over the situation and are making huge profits now.

This company has been my dream and my only desire was to see this company growing every day. We have achieved the success but it is critical that we maintain this success for the years to come, in fact multiply it by several more accolades and recognition. ABC Multinational Co. is proud to be associated with all the dedicated clients and employees.

I express my special thanks to all of you and wish that you continue to be successful in your life. There is a lot of learning ahead of you; so be focused and persistent and you will be successful in your future endeavours.

Thank you very much.

Retirement Farewell Speech – 2

Warm greetings of the day to all! Respected teachers and my dear students! I hope you all know that we have assembled here to bid me final goodbye as it is a day of my retirement from the position of Principal of our ABC School.

It’s been more than 15 years since my association with this prestigious school and needless to say that I have developed an invincible bond towards this institution. So, calling off my duties and responsibilities seem to be a little tough for me at this juncture. However, I would still like to take this opportunity to share things about my journey as the Principal of ABC School before retiring from the position. Though the journey was indeed very exciting and enriching for me, but it was challenging at the same time. Since it was not possible to shoulder the responsibilities of the entire school on my own, I would like to personally thank the Vice Principal of our school, Dr Shanti Devi as well as my faculty members for standing resolutely in the process of career building and shaping the future of our nation.

Of course, I cannot fail to mention my students who have performed brilliantly not only in their academics, but in other co-curricular activities too. Also, without the support of teachers of our school, I would have been like a ship with no anchor. You all have made me what I am today and have endowed me with the ability to work towards the development of our school and take it to new heights. It swells my chest with pride to say that today our school has achieved the soaring height of success and gained state-wide acclamation and rewards because of the hard work of everyone associated with our school.

So, what better time than now when I can happily retire from this position after seeing the best of times. However, I would surely expect from everyone present here to achieve new milestones of success and bring our school worldwide acclamation. After spending here memorable times, forging everlasting union and seeing incredible successes, I am retiring with a lot of contentment in my heart and there have been some special moments which will always remain close to my heart.

Although I am not sure whether I have been able to win your heart or not, but one thing I can bet on which is that you all have shown team spirit whatever challenges we have faced in the years gone by. I could bank upon my teachers and students every time. Whether it’s about hosting any event in our school, organizing a workshop or making arrangements for a guest visit, etc. you all have exceeded my expectations.

I wish for a bright future for all my dear students and a prospering career for my staff and faculty members. Keep going the same way; maintain the passion and zeal to achieve something bigger and better in life.

Thank you very much!

Retirement Farewell Speech – 3

Hello Friends! Good evening.

Finally, we all have gathered here to be a part of this very special, bitter-sweet occasion. Thank you for arranging such a grand farewell party for me. You people have put in all your efforts to make my last day in this office as memorable as you have made during these past years of mine.

It has been my pleasure to be connected with all the wonderful and beautiful people, whom I have had the opportunity to work with during my tenure in this company. Deep down my heart, I have great memories of the times shared, friendships forged and the incredible successes which we have enjoyed; all these have been an extraordinary part of my life.

I am very delighted to say that, each one of you, the board of directors, my colleagues, and friends has given me the best working environment and greatest of  freedom along with trust to exercise my duties. You all have strengthened my ideas by keeping faith and having confidence in me. I am proud to claim that my career at this company has been outstanding one due to the support, appreciation, encouragement, and cooperation I have received from each one of you. I cannot thank you enough for this.

But now, it is time for me to look forward to having spend time and the freedom to pursue my hobbies and interests including writing, travel and hanging out with my family and friends.

My dear team, I am extremely proud of what we have achieved together and they have been the times I can never ever forget. As it is clearly evident, we have achieved a lot by working in harmony as a company. My career has been both challenging and rewarding. I have put in my best and I have been well rewarded by the management. I have been privileged to be the part of such a team which has achieved success that we all have been proud of.

I am short of words to thank you people, especially the board of directors for encouraging me so much, even in times when things appeared to be quite challenging. With the help of your support, hard work, kindness, friendship, and appreciation I have achieved whatever I wanted to and have been able to give this company my best. It is hard to bid you all goodbye, but the time says that it has to be done. I am going to miss this amazing environment, such colleagues who stood by me always and helped me execute my plans.

I have full faith that this great company will continue to grow and prosper and I trust that each one of you will scale great heights here. Keep up the good work.

Thank you for sharing this amazing celebration dinner with me and thank you for the incredible love, support and friendship. You all will be missed. Thank you everyone, thanks for all your wishes. I am overwhelmed with this love of yours.

Stay connected! Good Bye!


Retirement Farewell Speech – 4

Good Morning dear friends; thanks for joining me here on my day of retirement. It is time for me to summarize my tenure on this stage and bid you all goodbye.

I stand before you today humbled and in awe that so many of you considered my retirement ceremony worthy of your time.

I am here to share my sincere gratitude for my time spent here in this company along with you people. It has been a long journey together; during this tenure I have been able to build myself. It has been a phase during which I have become more courageous, kinder and more enthusiastic. Thank you all for making me what I am today. Your love, affection, care and knowledge has made me stand high today.

I am thankful to the management for noticing and encouraging my talent and work ethics. You have noticed my skills and appreciated them from the very beginning. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for believing in me for this entire tenure and making me enrich my life. You have been just like my second family and you have supported me in my career and in my personal life as well.

I must say that I have been allotted the best team of the company, I may sound boastful but indeed it is true. My teammates have been the best part of my journey, they have made my dreams live and have put in all the efforts so that we diverse people are acknowledged and known as one entity throughout the company. Last week, I remember one of them saying, that sir we wished that each one of ours retirement came the same day. Just imagine, these young bloods saying such great words. What more could I have asked for. You all complete me.

You have always supported me and stood by my side. You have made me see sense, when things got a little blurry. And for this I thank you. I want to thank all the bosses and colleagues for giving me the opportunity to achieve my full potential, and giving me a chance to make a name for myself.

Thank you everyone for making me realise my fullest potential. Thank you for this grand morning start on my last day and giving me hope that the time ahead will help me prosper more. Each one of you will stay in my heart forever. I wish this company reaches great heights and we all stay connected throughout.

Though our paths are changing now, but I will request you all to be connected with me. I am considering this post-retirement phase as my vacation time now, and just hope that you people won’t forget me during this phase of my life.

Thank you for being a part of this journey. I will miss you all. It feels honoured to hear such great words for myself. Thank you! Thank you so much for everything.

Good luck everyone! Bye!



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