Team and Board

Our Brussels team is also supported by all Positive Money UK staff members and by a group of six professional advisors

POSITIVE MONEY EUROPE’S TEAM

Stanislas Jourdan

Executive Director

Stan joined Positive Money in August 2015 as international coordinator. After two years leading the QE for People campaign and the International Movement for Monetary Reform, he is now leading Positive Money Europe.

Before joining Positive Money, Stan used to cover the euro crisis as a journalist and ran a blog where he helped spread knowledge about money creation. He has also coordinated the European Citizens’ Initiative for basic income and co-founded the French movement for basic income. Stan holds a master’s degree in Entrepreneurship.

Alessia del vasto

Advocacy Officer

Alessia joined the Positive Money Europe’s team in February 2019 as an advocacy officer.
Previously, she completed a traineeship at the European Economic and Social Committee, assisting the Secretariat of the European Semester Group in the Economic and Monetary Union (ECO) section. Moreover, she worked part-time at the European University Institute in Florence during her studies.
She holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Pisa and a MA in European Public Policy and Administration from Maastricht University. 
Email: alessia.delvasto@positivemoney.eu

Uuriintuya Batsaikhan

Economist

Uuriintuya joined the Positive Money Europe team as an Economist in June 2020. Prior to joining PMEU, she worked at Bruegel, DIW Berlin and UNDP Mongolia. She has Master’s degrees from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and the Central European University in Budapest.

Uuriintuya’s research interests include macroeconomics, banking and monetary policy, and sustainable finance. She speaks Mongolian, English, Russian, German and French. 
Email: uuree.batsaikhan@positivemoney.eu

Vicky Van Eyck

Finance and Operations Manager

Vicky joined the Positive Money Europe team in September 2020 as a Finance and Operations Manager. Prior to joining us, she was in charge of investor relations and campaigns at LITA.co Belgium, a start-up and equity crowdfunding platform that helps individuals and professionals invest in enterprises with a positive social and/or environmental impact. Vicky holds a BA in English Law & European Legal Studies from King’s College London and an MA in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges.

Email: vicky.van.eyck@positivemoney.eu

 

Marc Beckmann

German National Coordinator

Marc joined Positive Money Europe in July 2020 and is leading all activities related to Germany. In addition, he is supporting advocacy efforts on the European level.

Previously, Marc was the chairperson of Rethinking Economics Netherlands, gained work experience with the Institute of Ecological Economy Research and the NGO Germanwatch, and completed a BSc in Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics at the University of Amsterdam. He is interested in climate finance, democratising central banking and central bank digital currencies.

Email: marc.beckmann@positivemoney.eu

 

Sarah Zamoum

Campaign Assistant

Sarah joined the team of Positive Money Europe in August 2020. She is working as the Campaign assistant in order to get citizens on board in the fight for a fair, democratic and sustainable economy.

She studied Political sciences at Université catholique de l’Ouest in Angers, France and ended her studies in 2017 after an internship at the European Parliament.
Very fond of the city, Sarah decided to live in Brussels where she got involved in climate citizen movements such as Rise for Climate Belgium and she dedicates herself as a tour guide in the association Sustainable Brussels.

Email: sarah.zamoum@positivemoney.eu

 

Serena Di Luccio

Public Affairs Intern

Serena joined Positive Money Europe in January 2021 as Public Affairs Intern. She is supporting the advocacy plan towards EU institutions and working to expand the visibility of our organisation in Italy. Serena holds a BA in Political science and a MA in International journalism.

Before joining Positive Money Europe, she gained experience in the no-profit sector volunteering for the Italian environmental organisation Legambiente and managing a European Solidarity Corps project.

Email: serena.diluccio@positivemoney.eu

 

Adua Dalla Costa

Research and Policy Intern

Adua joined Positive Money Europe in May 2021 as a Research and Policy Intern. She supports the team in carrying out research projects and assists in formulating proposals to make the money and banking system work for people and the planet.

Adua holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Padua and an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Global Markets, Local Creativities.

Email: adua.dallacosta@positivemoney.eu

 

Mira Tekelova

Social Media and Administrative Support

Mira is mainly focusing on creating visual content for social media and supporting the team in growing our supporter base and online campaigns.

Board

FRAN BOAIT

FRAN BOAIT

Executive Director, Positive Money UK

Fran has led the UK and international expansion of Positive Money, a non-profit think tank, which campaigns for systemic change of the money and banking system to support a fair, sustainable, and democratic economy. Positive Money Europe launched in 2018, and Positive Money US will hopefully be set up in 2020. Committed to wider financial reform, she is also a Director of Finance Watch, a Senior Fellow at the Finance Innovation Lab, and an Advisor to Transparency Taskforce. Fran was also recognised as one of the most ‘Inspirational Women in the City’ 2017 by Brummell Magazine. Fran has an MSci and PhD from Cambridge University in Geophysics. Fran has also worked at various international organisations including the UN, Greenpeace, and BP.

JACK EASTON

JACK EASTON

Chartered Accountant

Jack has spent most of his career as a Chartered Accountant in practice.  For 25 years he was the Technical and Training partner at UHY Hacker Young in London, with a wide ranging quality and compliance remit.  In addition, he was also the Ethics Partner, and in his last two years at UHY he was the Audit Partner for the firm’s leading charity and not-for-profit clients.  An environmentalist at heart, Jack was one of the founders of “Sustainable St Albans” and has three times been the Green Party’s parliamentary candidate for St Albans.  

GREG FORD

GREG FORD

Media and communications specialist

Greg is a freelance media and communications specialist. A former Head of Communications at Finance Watch, the Brussels-based NGO working on financial regulation, he advises on media relations and communications strategy. He was a financial journalist for ten years, working for a subsidiary of the Financial Times Group, and before that for PwC as an international tax and trade advisor. He studied law at UCL (LLB) and King’s College London (LLM).

SOTIRIA THEODOROPOULOU

SOTIRIA THEODOROPOULOU

Senior Researcher

Dr. Sotiria Theodoropoulou is a senior researcher and the head of the European economic, employment and social policies research unit at the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) in Brussels. Her recent research interests have been focusing on the impact of fiscal austerity on economic performance and labour markets in Europe.

She is the editor of the ‘Labour market policies in the era of pervasive austerity’ book. She earned her Ph.D. in European Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she also taught economic analysis of the EU for several years.

Prior to joining the ETUI she held positions as research associate at Chatham House (London) and an economic policy analyst at the European Policy Centre (Brussels).

For the time being, all current members of the board are also sitting in Positive Money UK’s board. We are aiming to expand and diversify the membership of the Positive Money Europe board in the coming months.

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