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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 helping to deliver results from the financial capital and impact metrics action tracks, network expansion in Asia and the Americas, research on the business case for sustainable banking, and providing general strategic guidance to the GABV Chair and Board.
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Letshani (Zimbabwe/The Netherlands) has over 5 years experience in network coordination, having previously served as the contact point for the membership and regional programmes of the Global Reporting Initiative – an international non-profit organization that produces sustainability reporting guidelines. With a passion for doing work that makes a positive impact in peoples’ lives, Letshani volunteered in a hospital and blind centre during high school in the UK and interned with UNESCO during University in Germany. At the GABV, Letshani will coordinate network activities, manage the general administrative and operational support to all Secretariat and network activities, and coordinate the Secretariat’s outreach efforts.
Programme and Communications Manager
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Linda (Ireland/The Netherlands) has nearly 20 years experience in stakeholder relationship building, management consulting, media relations, communications, channel management, branding, event co-ordination, and change management. As a full-time 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 is line manager to key staff in the Secretariat and is also responsible for creating and developing all aspects of member and external communications; supporting growth of the network in specified regions; and the delivery of the GABV’s action tracks and Board priorities.
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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. She is seconded part-time to the GABV Secretariat where her responsibilities include advocacy and engagement, development of the GABV’s North American Chapter, development of governing boards’ programming, and providing general strategic guidance to the GABV Chair and Board.
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Janina (Germany) gained international experience while working for the UN in New York and the German Embassy in Prague. She has been connected to values-based banking for 10 years and currently serves as Advisor to the CEO and GABV Board member at GLS Bank in Germany. Her responsibilities for the GABV Secretariat include development of the GABV’s European Chapter and the Human Capital action track, with a special focus on developing the GABV Leadership Academy.
Dr. Katrin Käufer
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 serves as Senior Advisor to the GABV Secretariat and is responsible for managing the Human Capital action track and developing/implementing the new GABV Leadership Academy.