ICA Holds AGM And Welcomes New Chair And Vice-chair For Its Board
October 21, 2022
News, Press Release
ICA members at Annual General Meeting today approved the appointment of Gianni Santoro (SICPA) and Ruth Euling (De La Rue)
PRESS RELEASE, October 21, 2022 – The International Currency Association (ICA), representing the global currency sector, held its Annual General Meeting today. In order to allow as many members as possible from around the globe to participate, the meeting was held virtually.
This was an opportunity to reflect on the exciting year that has passed with the first-ever edition of the Global Currency Forum GCF having taken place in May 2022. Having led the association successfully to achieve the major milestone that the GCF represents, departing Chair and Vice-Chair Dr. Wolfram Seidemann (G+D Currency Technology) and Eric Boissonnas (König & Bauer Banknote solutions) had asked for colleagues to take over these roles for the remainder of the current Board’s term, in the interest of renewal in the association. Sam Keayes (Crane Currency), who was elected to the Board for the first time in 2021, will complete his full term as Treasurer of the association. Wolfram Seidemann and Eric Boissonnas will remain Board members.
The AGM members warmly thanked Dr. Wolfram Seidemann and Eric Boissonnas for their important and valuable service, in particular during the turbulent times of the covid-19 pandemic and appointed Gianni Santoro (SICPA) and Ruth Euling (De La Rue) to take on the roles of Chair and Vice-Chair.
Gianni Santoro, Chief Commercial Officer of SICPA and new Chair of the Board of Directors, comments: “I am very grateful to the ICA members for their confidence in myself and Ruth Euling for these roles. In the next months, the Board will be working on increasing the value of the ICA for its members even further and I will be engaging personally with the entire membership. New members are also welcome to join our association. It’s a very exciting time for our sector and I look forward to working together with everyone on building the future together”.
In the next months, the association will be working further on developing a potential next edition of the Global Currency Forum conference, presenting recommendations for a sustainable policy context for the cash of the future, continue the promotion of cash through the Cash Matters campaign, as well as develop new initiatives in the field of sustainability and provide further information about the sector to the public.