Date: 27th June 2023

As of July 1st, 2023,

  • Guillaume Prache will step down as Managing Director and Aleksandra Mączyńska, currently Executive Director, will become Acting Managing Director.
  • Matis Joab, currently Finance Officer, will become Executive Director.
  • Aleksandra and Matis will form the Executive Team together with Arnaud Houdmont, who was named Director of Communication last March.

In 2017, Aleksandra Mączyńska transitioned from her position at the Polish consumer and competition watchdog and joined BETTER FINANCE. She has been the vice chair of the EIOPA Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group since 2018 and is part of the EC Consumer Policy Advisory Group, and of ESMA’s Consultative Working Group for the Coordination Network on Sustainability (bio attached).

Matis Joab joined BETTER FINANCE in 2020. Prior to that, he served as the Financial Director of the European Students’ Forum (AEGEE) (bio attached).

Guillaume Prache and several European investor and financial services user organisations founded BETTER FINANCE in 2009, considerably expanding the scope of Euroshareholders created in 1992.  BETTER FINANCE started with one employee and one intern with an annual budget of € 50,000. In 2023 it has 9 to 10 team members and an annual budget of more than € one million. It is today the leading European NGO most involved in consultative bodies related to European financial and corporate governance policy. Since 2012 it enjoys the support of the European Union to increase the engagement of financial services users and individual investors in the design of EU-financial policymaking.


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