Our founder Jan Lagast is appointed external board member of Athumi, the Flemish data utility company that wants to protect the personal data of civilians all over Europe, and provide a more equal playing field for its businesses.
Recently, the board of directors of Athumi appointed three external board members. Benedikte Paulissen, Chief Customer Operations Officer of Telenet, the largest provider of cable broad band services in Belgium, An Swalens, CIO of the National Bank of Belgium, and Jan Lagast, serial entrepreneur and founder of the ImpactBuilders Group.
Athumi is a company created and owned by the Flemish government. One of its dreams is to create a safer environment for the personal data of civilians, initially in Flanders, and in the near future all over Europe. “I am thrilled to take part in the journey of this wonderful initiative, which clearly has a substantial positive impact on our European society,” says Jan Lagast.
Athumi also wants to create a more equal playing field for businesses, so that every business whatever its size, can take part in the future digital economy. “This aligns with our purpose to introduce a new business DNA in Europe,” adds Jan. “We know that companies that motivate people to add value to their clients while creating a positive impact, witness a more natural growth. Adding value to clients, is based on respect for clients. Respect for clients, means being careful with their personal data. Which explains my choice to be part of the Athumi board.”
Read more on the website of Athumi via this link.