The ICA Announces New Board To Lead Its Next Phase Of Development
PRESS RELEASE – London, September 17, 2021 – The International Currency Association (ICA), representing the global currency sector, hosted its Annual General Meeting today In London.
Held as a hybrid meeting, this was a unique opportunity for ICA members to come together both in person in London and virtually from around the world, to reflect on the Association’s accomplishments over the past year and confirm the new Board of Directors who will lead the consolidation of the Association as it enters its next key phase of development.
The highlight of the AGM was the election of its new Board of Directors, representing companies across the life cycle of cash globally.
The new ICA Board is composed of the following members: Eric Boissonnas from Koenig & Bauer, Etienne Couëlle from Oberthur Fiduciaire, Ruth Euling from De La Rue, Sam Keayes from Crane Currency, Malcolm McDowell from Note Printing Australia, Dieter Merkle from Schuler Group, Roberto Salgari from Parvis, Gianni Santori from SICPA and Dr. Wolfram Seidemann from G+D Currency Technology.
Dr. Wolfram Seidemann was re-appointed as the Chair of ICA, Eric Boissonnas will continue to serve as Vice Chair and Sam Keayes is the new Treasurer of the Association.
“ICA is extremely fortunate to bring aboard this diverse collection of leaders who have broad experience across the global currency space,” said Dr Wolfram Seidemann, Chief Executive Officer of Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology and Chair of the Board of Directors. “With a mix between re-elected directors and new appointments ensuring a strong balance between continuity and innovation, I am honoured to have been appointed once again to lead the ICA through this next phase of consolidation and development. These leaders will help ICA continue to stay at the forefront of thinking particularly during this critical time of innovation and transformation across the industry.”
Reflecting on the outcomes of the first meeting held by the new Board of Directors this afternoon, ICA Director General Jutta Buyse commented, “The strength and vitality of our new Board was immediately evident in today’s meeting in which the key priorities for the period ahead were all agreed- Advocacy for Cash, the Global Currency Forum, Sustainability and a continued focus on enhancing the value of membership. They have reiterated their collective responsibility and commitment to amplifying the voice of the ICA and to enhancing the engagement of all members in key discussions and activities of the association with a next step to this end being the confirmation of another Open Board Meeting to be held before the end of this year.”
The General Assembly warmly thanked outgoing Board members Peter Muehlfelder, Barna Barabas, Phil Holland and Jean-Yves Ray, all of whom did not stand for re-election, for their valuable service.
Further information on the ICA Board can be found on the ICA website.