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What is the structure of the Bondora Supervisory Board?

Supervisory Board Structure

In accordance with Bondora´s articles of association, the Supervisory Board, which oversees the Management Board, currently consists of three directors who were appointed at a general meeting of shareholders. Joao Monteiro, Mati Otsmaa and Phil Austern. 

Joao Monteiro (Chairman of the Supervisory Board)

Joao Monteiro is an international manager with a primary focus on strategic repositioning and restructuring of business operations and supply chains. He is Head of Global Business Development of Contract Logistics at Kuehne+Nagel. Previously, he was involved in organizational development at LSG Sky Chefs as well as Roland Berger, the leading European management consulting firm. Mr. Monteiro holds an AMP certification from the Harvard Business School.

In addition to the directorship roles described above, Mr. Monteiro holds or has held the directorships (or, in certain cases, what were once members of partnerships) detailed in the table below, at some time during or over the last five years.

Current directorships/partnerships 

Past directorships/partnerships

Member of the management board: Mosaic Capital Partners Ltd Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Bondora AS

Mati Otsmaa (Supervisory Board Member)

Mati Otsmaa is a C-level management executive from San Francisco with extensive experience in building ecommerce and financial service businesses. He has worked in a senior marketing capacity internationally, with a focus on consumer credit lending, for American Express, Barclays, Citibank, Chase, Experian, HSBC, Hyundai and Providian. Mr. Otsmaa has an MBA from the University of Southern California.

In addition to the directorship roles described above, Mr. Otsmaa holds or has held the directorships (or, in certain cases, what were once members of partnerships) detailed in the table below, at some time during or over the last five years.

Current directorships/partnerships 

Past directorships/partnerships

Director: Market Direct Inc. Member of the Supervisory Board: Bondora AS

Director: AffiniCorp Inc. 

Phil Austern (Supervisory Board Member)

Phil Austern is a partner and founding member of Valinor Management LLC. Prior to that, he was an analyst at Bridger Capital. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Austern was vice president at Francisco Partners and a member of the team that launched the firm’s London office. From 2000 to 2003, he was an associate at the firm. Earlier in his career, Mr. Austern was an analyst at DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, the leveraged buyout arm of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

Mr. Austern graduated cum laude from New York University’s Stern School of Business with a BS in finance and economics and received in 1998 and earned an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2005.

In addition to the directorship roles explained above, Mr. Austern holds or has held the directorships (or, in certain cases, what were once members of partnerships) detailed in the table below, at some time or over the last five years.

Current directorships/partnerships 

Past directorships/partnerships

Member of the Supervisory Board: Bondora AS


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