They are Ms An Swalens, Ms Benedikte Paulissen and Mr Jan Lagast. The three independent directors bring extra entrepreneurial experience to the table and will further support and monitor athumi in the growth phase with their expertise and insights into revenue models and opportunities.
The three independent directors were chosen from 82 candidates after a selection procedure and appointed by the general meeting in accordance with the articles of association of the Flemish Data Utility Company. Expertise in the data domain and experience as a board member were the decisive criteria, in addition to the independence conditions.
- An Swalens is Chief Information Officer at the National Bank, and before that, she worked at Partena. She has extensive national and international IT experience.
- Benedikte Paulissen is Chief Customer Operations Officer at Telenet and has extensive experience within technology companies that work with data.
- Jan Lagast is an entrepreneur and founder of ImpactBuilders with extensive management and executive experience in the European technology sector.
In addition to the three new names, Mr Filip Van Laecke, Mr Bert Schelfhout, Ms Wendy Hendrickx and Mr Jan Smedts sit as directors under the chairmanship of Prof. Bart De Moor.