Dr Marcos Eguiguren
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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.
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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 programme, 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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Adele (South Africa/The Netherlands) has over 15 years experience in project management and support within environment and development NGOs, non-profits, government and research institutions. In 2012, Adele was awarded her Masters in Development and Rural Innovation from Wageningen University in The Netherlands. Adele joined the GABV Secretariat in 2013 as an opportunity to apply her experience in facilitating the connections between people, innovation and sustainability. Her responsibilities in the Secretariat include providing key systems and operational support to all Secretariat, and network outreach and activities.
Communications and Programme 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.
T +31(0)6 412 43522
Christiaan (The Netherlands/Italy) is a Masters student of International Economics at Erasmus University. He is interested in sustainable social and economic development, and has field experience working with a non-government organisation in Uganda, in addition to working on sustainable development projects as a student. Within the GABV Christiaan’s responsibilities include supporting the management of a project to develop and use a scorecard to assess sustainability of banks, research into financial institutions and sustainable banking in particular, and administrative support.
T +31(0) 694 2585
Beatrice (Italy/ The Netherlands) is a Masters student of Social Economy at University of Bologna. She is interested in social and solidarity economy, corporate social responsibility and international communications and has field experience working with a non-government organisation in Brussels. Within the GABV, Beatrice’s responsibilities include content coordination across earned, paid, owned and social media, campaign and initiatives coordination, and event coordination.
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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 the GABV Governing Board Forum, 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 programme, 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 programme and developing/implementing the GABV Leadership Academy.
Latin American Chapter 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. Within the GABV, she represents our alliance in Latin America and her responsibilities include building the GABV’s profile in the region, developing its engagement activities and supporting the growth of the network.