Bernard Lietaer

Bernard Lietaer, author “Of Human Wealth” and “The Future of Money”, has been active in the domain of money systems for a period of 25 years in an unusual variety of functions.  While at the Central Bank in Belgium he co-designed and implemented the convergence mechanism (ECU) to the single European currency system.  During that period, he also served as President of Belgium’s Electronic Payment System.  His consultant experience in monetary aspects on four continents ranges from multinational corporations to developing countries.  He co-founded one of the largest and most successful currency funds becoming its General Manager and Currency Trader.  He was Professor of International Finance at the University of Louvain; and is currently Visiting Professor at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.  He is the co-founder of ACCESS Foundation, an educational non-profit whose objective is to communicate best practices in the domain of complementary currencies.  He is currently a Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Resource Development at UC Berkeley.