The European Crowdfunding Network (AISBL) is happy to announce its new board of non-Executive Directors for 2017-2019. The new board was elected during the General Assembly of Members on the 21st of June 2017 in Brussels and will serve a two year term.
On behalf of the ECN, the board assumes the task guiding the Secretariat and ensuring Strategy is executed, as well as looking into joint problems, preparing reports and taking part in conferences. For the upcoming two years the board will focus on expanding ECN activities to include aspects of new technologies and innovative financial services.
ECN’s new Chair, Christin Friedrich, of Innovestment, adds: “Crowdfunding – in its diversity across financial models, societal co-creation and digital innovation – strengthens the European economy and is proven to be an enrichment for the sustainable development of open societies. The European Crowdfunding Network is an important enabler for the further development of the overall “Crowd” and “Peer-to-Peer” industry.”
We welcome our new board and its individual members:
- Blockchain – Jens Glaso, Blockbonds, Norway
- Equity – Paul Massey, CrowdCube, United Kingdom
- Lending – Pascal Ourvard, Lendix, France
- Reward – Markus Sauerhammer, Startnext, Germany
- Capital Markets – Coenraad de Vries, OnePlanetCrowd, The Netherlands
- Digital Society – Tero Weckroth, Invesdor, Finland
- Renewable Energy & Efficiency – Alex Raguet, Lumo, France
- Research, Development & Innovation – Reinhard Willfort, 1000×1000, Austria
“We are happy that all members were able to accept their role and we are looking forward to an exciting and productive term. We again received strong interest and support for our work from the industry. The new board reflects well the ongoing changes that are shaping crowdfunding, alternative finance and Fintech in general and we are working to reflect these changes in our own strategic focus.” comments Oliver Gajda, Executive Director of the European Crowdfunding Network.
The non-Executive Board will advise on management and administration and the annual subscription due by members and will engage in working on specific topics, including renewable energy, research and innovation, digital society and capital markets. As part of its core work around establishing a professional industry, pushing adequate transparency and prudent conduct will also be a key issue.