Efter fyra år på posten lämnar Candace Johnson över ordförandeposten för EBAN till Brittiska affärsängeln Peter Cowley. Connect kommer fortsatt sitta med i EBANs Board of Directors som enda svenska representant och framöver väntas fler initiativ för att stärka investeringar över de europeiska gränserna.
Ur pressmeddelande från EBAN 3 juli:
”EBAN, the European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players elected on 26 June, 2018 a new President and Board of Directors for the 2018-2020 mandate. The elections were held during the association’s Annual General Assembly, which took place at the 2018 EBAN Annual Congress in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The following 23 candidates were selected to serve on the EBAN Board of Directors for the 2018-2020 mandate:
Peter Cowley, Martlet, UK, President of the Board
Baybars Altuntas, Turkish Business Angels Association (TBAA), Turkey, Vice President of the Board
Riku Asikainen, Finnish Business Angels Network (FiBAN), Finland, Vice President of the Board
Jesper Jarlbaek, Danish Business Angels Network (DANBAN), Denmark, Treasurer
Juan Alvarez de Lara, Seed&Click, Spain
Larissa Best, Luxembourg Business Angels Network (LBAN), Luxembourg
Christine Bjärkby, Connect Sweden, Sweden
Peter Braun, EPI Startup Fund, Switzerland
Albert Colomer, Business Angels Network Catalunya (BANC), Spain
Amparo de San Jose, IESE Business Angels Network, Spain
Marcel Dridje, Sophia Business Angels, France
Jose Herrera, AEBAN, Spain
Panayiotis Ketikidis, Hellenic Business Angels Network (HeBAN), Greece
Robert Ługowski, CobinAngels, Poland
Ricardo Luz, FNABA, Portugal
Michael O’Connor, CorkBIC, Ireland
John Phelan, Halo Business Angels Network (HBAN), Ireland
Vitaly Polekhin, National Business Angels Association (NBAA), Russia
Selma Prodanovic, Austrian Angel Investor Association (aaia), Austria
Priit Rohumaa, Estonian Business Angel Network (ESTBAN), Estonia
Audra Shallal, Nordic Female Business Angel Network (NFBAN), Finland
Ian Sosso, Monte Carlo Capital, Monaco
Davorin Stetner, Croatian Business Angels Network (CRANE), Croatia
As part of the election, Peter Cowley, Chair of the Cambridge Angels and Investment Director at Martlet was elected as EBAN President.
Peter Cowley studied Engineering and Computer Science at Cambridge University, lives near Cambridge and has owned and run small businesses in technology and construction. Peter was UKBAA business angel of the year 2014/15 and is one of top Global Corporate Venturers. He is a Fellow in Entrepreneurship at the Cambridge Judge Business School.
He has been an active angel investor for many years and is a board member of the Cambridge Angels and the Investment Director of the Marshall of Cambridge, Martlet Corporate Angel division.
He has personally invested in over 50 startups (in the SaaS, biotech, sensing, IoT, cleantech, fintech, edtech, medtech and security sectors), has led many investment rounds and is a non-executive director or observer of seven technology start-ups.”