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The International Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the appointment of Christiaan van der Valk as new Vice-Chair of the ICC Commission on the Digital Economy. Mr van der Valk, President of Trustweaver, joins Chair Joseph Alhadeff of Oracle and Vice-Chair Kaisa Olkkonen of Nokia Corporation who serve as the commission officers.

ICC appoints new Digital Economy Vice-Chair

ICC appoints new Digital Economy Vice-Chair

Bringing the unique perspective of an SME and technology startup founder to the role, Mr van der Valk has led task force work for the commission for many years, producing policy outputs related to the topics of security and authentication. More recently, he has initiated a joint work project with the ICC Commission on Customs and Trade Facilitation on the topic of digital trade, and will serve as the lead for the Digital Economy Commission, taking that joint activity forward with the Vice-Chair of the Commission on Customs and Trade Facilitation Oliver Peltzer.

“I have known and worked with Christiaan for many years and am pleased to welcome him as a board member of the Digital Economy Commission,” said Mr Alhadeff. “Christiaan brings us unique experience in his long experience in his work for ICC, his leadership in the digital transformation of global trade and authentication, and the perspective of an SME.”

Christiaan brings us unique experience in his long experience in his work for ICC, his leadership in the digital transformation of global trade and authentication, and the perspective of an SME.

In addition to his ICC role, Mr Van de Valk contributes to a number of organizations including as Co-founder and Board Member of Digital Trust and Compliance Europe (DTCE), and as a member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Public Policy Working Group of the European E-Invoicing Service Providers’ Association (EESPA).

ICC Commission on the Digital Economy

The ICC Commission on the Digital Economy develops policy positions on topics spanning the Internet and telecoms, privacy and data protection, security and digital trade. It undertakes this work on behalf of users, providers and operators of information technology.

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