Former EFAMA and Skype heads join KNEIP board

September, 2017

KNEIP, the data management provider, has appointed Jean-Baptiste Douville de Franssu and Michael Jackson as new board members.
 
As former President of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) and previously Chief Executive Officer of Invesco Europe, Douville de Franssu brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the asset management field. Jackson is the former Chief Operations Officer of Skype and is a Non-Executive Director of AXA UK, with over 30 years’ experience in technology and telecoms.
 
KNEIP is a technology provider to more than 400 asset managers and insurers globally, including 43 of the top 50 cross border management companies.
 
Douville de Franssu is also a board member for Groupe La Fran├žaise, Banque Degroof Petercam and ACOFI SCA, as well as chairman of INCIPIT and President of the Board of l’Istituto per le Opere di Religione. Coupled with Jackson’s position as a Partner at Mangrove Capital and Tele2 AB, the two will enhance the firm’s industry expertise.
 
Commenting on the appointments Bob Kneip, Founder and Chairman of KNEIP, said: “The appointments of Jean-Baptiste and Michael further enhance our service offer to stakeholders. KNEIP is driven by a desire to transform the funds industry for investors. We are excited to welcome Jean-Baptiste and Michael to the team and are looking forward to receiving their guidance as we continue to navigate and drive the digital transformation of the funds industry.”