IAB Europe Press Release: IAB Europe’s Board of Directors appoints Wlodzimierz Schmidt, President & CEO of IAB Poland, as Chairman of the Board ad interim

Brussels, 3 October 2018 – IAB Europe’s Board of Directors just appointed Wlodzimierz Schmidt, President & CEO of IAB Poland, as Chairman ad interim, succeeding Constantine Kamaras, former Head of Public & International Affairs at IAB Greece who served on the IAB Europe Board for two consecutive terms. The Board also voted to designate Mr. Kamaras Chairman Emeritus.

IAB Europe – whose mission is to promote the development of the digital advertising industry and ensure its sustainability by shaping the regulatory environment and demonstrating the value digital advertising brings to Europe’s economy – remains with the following board members until May 2019.

  • Henk van Niekerk, Senior Vice President Publishers and Ad Networks, Oath
  • Nigel Gilbert, Executive Vice President Strategic Development, AppNexus
  • Thierry Geerts, Country Director Belgium, Google
  • Bethan Crockett, Senior Director of Brand Safety and Digital Risk EMEA, GroupM
  • Neil Bowman, President of Advertising Technology, BBC Advertising
  • Axel Steinman, Vice President International Search Ad sales, Microsoft
  • Rene Plug, Chief Strategy Officer, Improve Digital
  • Philipp von Hilgers, Managing Director, Meetrics
  • Stuart Wilkinson, Head of Industry Relations EMEA, comScore
  • Thomas Duhr, Vice President, BVDW
  • Jean-Marie Le Guen, General Manager, IAB France
  • Jon Mew, Chief Executive Officer, IAB UK
  • Allan Sorensen, Head of Digital, Danske Medier (IAB Denmark)
  • Sebastiano Cappa, Managing Director, Ligatus Italy (IAB Italy)
  • Mahmut Kursun, Chairman, IAB Turkey
  • Suzanne McElligott, Chief Executive Officer, IAB Ireland
  • Ioana Anescu, Managing Director, IAB Romania

The Board also voted for IAB Italy to be part of the IAB Europe Executive Committee (ExCo), represented by Sebastiano Cappa. The ExCo is now comprised of the following members:

  • Wlodzimierz Schmidt (Chair)
  • Stuart Wilkinson (Vice Chair)
  • Nigel Gilbert (Treasurer)
  • Thomas Duhr (ExCo Member)
  • Sebastiano Cappa (ExCo Member)

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IAB Europe is the leading European-level industry association for the online advertising ecosystem. Its mission is to promote the development of this innovative sector and ensure its sustainability by shaping the regulatory environment, demonstrating the value digital advertising brings to Europe’s economy, to consumers and to the market, and developing and facilitating the update of harmonised business practices that take account of changing user expectations and enable digital brand advertising to scale in Europe.

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