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The Team

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Postal Address: Global Alliance for Banking on Values,  Nieuweroordweg 1, P.O. Box 55,  3700 AB Zeist,  The Netherlands

GABV Secretariat

m-eguiguren_bnwDr Marcos Eguiguren
Executive Director
(GABV Staff)
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Marcos (Spain/The Netherlands) brings a wealth of experience to the GABV including banking, consulting, management, research, and training and development in the corporate, banking and telecom sectors. As an entrepreneur and co-founder of SingularNet, a professional services firm focused on helping organizations incorporate sustainability in their business operations, Professor of Business Administration at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain), and Supervisory Board member of Triodos Bank, Marcos is known for his ability to lead the strategic delivery of profitable, sustainable, values-based business models. As Executive Director of the GABV Marcos is tasked with building the values-based banking movement and growing our work with members, partners, experts and policy makers to influence the banking system so that it is more transparent, ethical, robust and real-economy focused.

carolinaCarolina Benavides
Latin American Regional Representative

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Carolina (Peru) is a Social Sciences professional, with a 15-year international and domestic track record in developing and implementing networks and institutional relations in academia, government, non-governmental organisations and the banking world. Carolina is the first contact person for the Latin American CEOs and the network in the region. In coordination with the Executive Director, Carolina scans the region in search of advocacy opportunities, strategic alliances and prospects members.

carlowitz-ausschnittChristoph Carlowitz
European Regional Representative
(Senior Adviser seconded by GLS Bank)
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Christoph studied economics and business administration in Chicago, Essen, Toronto and Tübingen. He has been working for several cooperative banks as a loan officer, Head of Associated Companies Division, Head of Sales & Marketing Division and Head of Controlling. He is now Company Secretary at GLS Bank in Bochum, Germany. Christoph is the first contact person for European CEOs and the network in the region. In coordination with the Executive Director, Christoph scans the region in search of advocacy opportunities, strategic alliances and prospects members.

david-korslund-pic-100x134-bwDavid Korslund
Scorecard Development & Senior Adviser to the Executive Director 

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David (United States/The Netherlands), has filled a number of senior and strategic roles in banking and financial services since 1976, starting at Shore Bank in Chicago and with more than 25 years at ABN AMRO in the US and The Netherlands. Within the GABV Secretariat his responsibilities include delivering results from the Metrics CofP, the GABV Scorecard, and also advises the Executive Director especially on member expansion and research matters.

katrin-kaeufer100x134bwDr Katrin Käufer
Leadership Academy and Human Capital Senior Adviser

Katrin (Germany) is research director (& founding member) at the Presencing Institute, and Fellow at the Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Her current work includes a research focuses on social transformation and non-hierarchical coordination. She earned her MBA and Ph.D. from Witten/Herdecke University, Germany. Katrin coordinates the Human Capital CofP, manages the Leadership Academy, and coordinates the relationship between the GABV and MIT. Katrin is also responsible for the deployment of the MOOCs.

sofia-ortega_gabvSofia Ortega
Knowledge Management and Services to Members Coordinator
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Sofia (Venezuelan/The Netherlands) is an international development professional, with extensive experience in advising governments, international organisations, and financial institutions on the development and implementation of financial inclusion, education, and economic empowerment policies. As Knowledge Management and Services to Members Coordinator Sofia is in charge of the design and implementation of GABV’s knowledge management strategy and will ensure vibrant relationships between the GABV Secretariat and its members: banking and partner institutions.

rebeca-pastor-berezo_gabvRebeca Pastor
Office and Project Coordinator
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Rebeca (Spain/The Netherlands) is an Economist with a background in consulting and international cooperation. After living in the UK and working in the vocational education sector, she moved to The Netherlands to support the Global Alliance. As Office and Project Coordinator Rebeca is in charge of the day to day operations of the GABV Secretariat in Zeist, and she leads the project management of the GABV Annual Meeting, which in 2017 takes place from 7-9 March. The meeting is hosted by GABV member, NMB Bank Ltd. in Kathmandu, Nepal.

l-ryan_bnwLinda Ryan
Marketing & Communications Adviser
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Linda (Ireland/Canada) has up to 20 years’ experience in stakeholder relationship building, management consulting, media relations, communications, channel management, branding, event co-ordination, and change management and coaching. As a member of the GABV Secretariat Linda’s goal is to build the GABV’s profile, develop engagement initiatives and deliver projects defined by the GABV Board in support of a mission to grow the values-based banking movement. Linda develops and implements marketing and communications initiatives revolving around products and services across earned, paid, owned and social media. Linda also coordinates the GABV’s Marketing and Communications CofP.

paulamartin_bw1Paula Martin
North American Regional Representative
(Senior Adviser seconded by Vancity)
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Paula (Canada), a former journalist and communications, marketing and engagement executive, serves as Advisor to the CEO at Vancouver-based Vancity Credit Union. Paula is the first contact person for North American CEOs and the network in the region. In coordination with the Executive Director, Paula scans the region in search of advocacy opportunities, strategic alliances and prospects members. Paula is also helping with content design for the Annual Meeting.

tom-cummingsTom Cummings
Annual Meeting Design and Senior Adviser to the Executive Director
(Senior Adviser seconded by Triodos Bank)
Tom’s role focuses on engaging annually with member CEOs to get insights for developing the activities of the GABV. Tom also manages the design of the Annual Meeting and is the key facilitator during the conference. Tom provides advice to the Executive Director on topics relating to the internal development of the network.


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