Last update: 05/02/2019


BANCA POPOLARE ETICA, Pedro Manuel Sasia Santos (Chairman)

Pedro Manuel Sasia Santos holds a Ph.D in Macromolecular Chemistry by the University of the Basque Country. In 20 years he developed his professional activity in the industrial sector, mainly in the fields of water treatment and occupational health. He is currently professor and researcher at the University of Deusto (Bilbao), board member of the Center for Applied Ethics in this University. He teaches Civic and Professional Ethics to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Engineering, Applied Ethics for Organizations and Business Ethics in the Master of Ethics for Social Construction and in the Master in Industrial Organization. He also teaches Ethical Finance in the Master on Social and Solidarity Economy at the University of the Basque Country. Board member of the Spanish network of Alternative and Solidarity Economy. Author of the books “La empresa a contracorriente. Cuestiones de ética empresarial” and “Banca Ética y Ciudadanía”. 


TISE, Wlodzimierz Grudzinski (Vice Chairman)

Until the end of the 1980’s he worked as computer scientist at the Institute of Informatics of Warsaw University and in the Center of Design and Applications of Informatics. Between 1990-2007 he was the CEO of the Bank for Socio-Economic Initiatives SA in Warsaw. From 1997 he was the  Member of Board of the Associations of Polish Banks and since 2001-2007 its deputy chairman. He was a member of several Supervisory Boards of financial and not financial institutions eg. First Mutual Insurance company in Poland TUW TUW and Ineco bank in Armenia. Now he is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TISE S.A. and member of the supervisory boards in several other companies. He is an advisor of the Management Board of the Polish Bank Association and member of the Ethic Committee in that Association. He is also member of the Jury in the Committee's yearly contest Ethics in Finance for essays on that topic. He is also member of the Councils of Junior Achievements Foundation, Chairman of the EFPA Poland Foundation. He is member of the Financial Committee of Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation. He is a members of the European Commission's Expert Group on Social economy and Social Enterprises (GECES).


SEFEA,Fabio Salviato 

Fabio Salviato participated as charter member from the establishment of Consortium CTM – Cooperativa Terzo Mondo, he is a founding member of Banca Popolare Etica, the first ethical bank in Italy, of which he has been the Chairman from the constitution in 1998 until May 2010, and founding member of Consorzio Etimos, a financial consortium that supports micro entrepreneurs and microfinance programmes in the South of the world. He has been Chairman of FEBEA (European Federation of Ethical and Alternative Banks and Financiers) from 2001 to 2017 and he is currently General Manager of SEFEA (European Company of Ethical and Alternative Finance). He has published several books and articles about ethical finance and fair trade.


BAS, Etienne Bonvin

From 1987 to 1997 he was banking auditor at Ernst & Young. Since 1997 he works at the Alternative Bank Switzerland. From 2001 on, he is member of the general management of the Alternative Bank Switzerland, and responsible for the logistics & service sector.


LA NEF, Bernard Horenbeek 

With a degree in psychology, Bernard Horenbeek has long been involved in the field of social action, in particular with the creation of the association Diogène. For several years, he held various positions related to the social sector in ministerial offices and participated in the creation of Social Accompanied Credit, a Crédal’s product. He then became member of the Board of Credal and became its director in 2008 till 2017. Bernard Horenbeek is Director of La Nef  in 2017. 


CREDIT COOPERATIF, Cyrille Langendorff 

Cyrille Langendorff is managing director of the International Affairs Department of the Credit Coopératif , member of the BPCE banking group and has over 20 years of experience in the banking sector. Cyrille worked for four years in analysing and monitoring the solidarity investments portfolio of investment funds managed by Ecofi Investissements (an asset management company of Credit Coopératif Group) in France, and the European investments done with Credit Coopératif’s partners of the European Federation of Ethical and Alternative Banks (FEBEA, where he represents Crédit Coopératif on the Board of Directors) and the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV). Cyrille represents Credit Coopératif on the boards of investment companies Coopest and Coopmed and InPulse (impact investment funds). Cyrille also represents Crédit Coopératif on the Supervisory Board of Microfinance Solidaire, a microfinance subsidiary of a French NGO “Entrepreneurs du Monde” and on the Board of Directors of SEFEA. Cyrille is also Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TISE in Poland. He is since 2013indipendent  board member of the French association (NGO)  “ACTED”. Cyrille became in 2017 the chairman of the French advisory committee for social impact investment following Hugues Sibille.


ETIMOS, Davide Libralesso

Davide Libralesso is an international cooperation expert who joined Etimos Foundation in 2011. He is currently responsible for the development of international programmes and partnerships, focusing on the role of the private sector in development and post-­‐disaster economic recovery policies. He represents Etimos Foundation in the framework of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and the UN Global Compact Initiative. He previously worked for international organizations, EU cooperation programmes, and Italian public Institutions. He has directly promoted the role of diasporas in several innovative international programmes, mainly in Western Africa, where migrants play a pivotal role as development actors for their countries of origin. He is part of the working group on Migration and Development at the Italian Council for Development Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

HEFBOOM, Liesbet Loeys 

Liesbet Loeys has a degree in economics from Antwerp University and works at Hefboom as a credit counselor for social economy, welfare and ecologically sustainable  projects. Before that she worked for the Swiss Confederation, the  Alternative Bank Switzerland, Reuters  and  the Belgian Ministry of Finance.



SIDI, Dominique Lesaffre

Current Managing Director of SIDI - International Solidarity for Development & Investment. 30 years experience in the design, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of funding systems for development projects. Economist from the University of Vienna (Austria) & MBA (ESSCA Angers). He worked in several European solidarity and social investment organizations: Head of the Department CCFD Africa in the 1980s, Executive Director of RAFAD/FIG (Geneva) in the 1990s. He has been working in SIDI since 2001, where he was responsible for solidarity investments on areas as diverse as Latin America, the Sahel, Palestine, as well as relations with continental networks of solidarity finance.



MERKUR BANK, Lars Pehrson

Lars Pehrson is the CEO of Merkur Cooperative Bank in Denmark. Since Merkur was founded in 1982, Lars Pehrson has been spearheading the development of Denmark’s foremost financial institution in the field of sustainable banking. He is also the administrator of the Merkur Foundation (a non-profit foundation supporting humanitarian, social and environmental projects). In addition to this, Lars Pehrson has been holding directorships at the Danish Green Investment Fund and Kooperationen, the Danish Cooperative Employers’ Federation, since 2015. From 1989 – 2012 he was the Vice President of the global network of society oriented financial institutions, INAISE, in France. In 2013 Lars Pehrson was awarded the Democracy Award in memory of Danish author Ebbe Kløvedal Reich.


BANK OF KARDITSA, Panagiotis Tournavitis

Panagiotis Tournavitis studied Electrical & Computer Engineer in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and holds a MSc in Business Administration by the National Technical University of Athens (2003-2005). He started his carrier as IT Engineer and in 2008, he joined Cooperative Bank of Karditsa, as Chief Information Officer and responsible for the digital security of the CBK and the training of the staff in the IT systems of the bank. In 2012, he was promoted to the position of Chief Operations Officer and in 2014 as Deputy General Director, responsible for the coordination of the departments and the branches of the CBK and the management of the EU and national programs. In 2015, he was promoted to General Executive Director of the CBK. His main responsibilities are the human resources management, the investment strategy, the strategic planning of the bank, the design of new products and the quality management of the CBK. Mr Tournavitis is member and chief of the project team, formed by the CBK to implement national and international projects. 


CREDAL, Isabelle Philippe