LEUVEN, Belgium May 29, 2015 Option (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the company connecting Things to the Cloud, today announced that Jurgen Ingels has joined its Board of Directors as Independent Director replacing Olivier Lefebvre who¹s mandate has ended.
Jurgen Ingels (44) is founding and managing partner of Smartfin Capital, a European Private Equity fund investing in Smart Technology growth companies. Previously, he was the founder and CFO of Clear2Pay, a leading payments technology company. Under his leadership, he grew the company to one of the world leaders in payment software with more than 1,200 employees in 14 countries. In 2012, Jurgen co-founded NGData, a leading big data company offering customer intelligence management software and services to track customer behaviour in real time.
He started his career as Investment Manager with Dexia Ventures, where he focused on investing in early stage companies while taking a pro-active role in their business strategy, product launches and financial management. He currently holds Board positions at several technology companies such as Materialise, UnifiedPost, Guardsquare, NGData Itineris, etc. He was a member of the Sniper Investments¹ Investment Committee since inception and is also member of the Vinnof Investment Committee of Participatiemaatschappij Vlaanderen (PMV) and Founder and Chairman of start-ups.be. Jurgen holds a Masters degree in Political and Social Sciences and an MBA from the University of Antwerp.
Jan Callewaert, chairman of the board at Option: ³We¹re very pleased to have Jurgen join our Board of Directors. His business acumen and experience in in software technology and financial markets make him a perfect fit to support and advise our company in further developing and implementing our business strategy.²
After the changes Option¹s Board of Directors includes 7 members: Jan Callewaert, Frank Deschuytere, Dimitri Duffeleer, Sabine Everaet, Francis Vanderhoydonck, Jan Vorstermans and Jurgen Ingels.
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Option connects Things to the Cloud. With more than 25 years of experience and many industry¹s firsts in the wireless industry, the Company is ideally positioned to bring the most efficient, reliable and secure wireless solutions to business markets (B2B) and industrial markets (M2M). The Company partners with system integrators, value added resellers, application platform providers, value add distributors and network operators to bring tailor made solutions to end-customers. Option is headquartered in Belgium and maintains offices in Europe, the US, Greater China, Japan and Australia. More information: www.option.com
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