At the WFI Annual Congress in Stockholm the following were approved as WFI members:
Dr. Paolo Brambilla, President, New Savers, Milan, Italy — Graduated in Economics at Bocconi University, Milan, Italy. Certificate of Mastery Online – Ancient Greek hero – HarvardX. Journalist – Member of "Ordine dei Giornalisti" Member of the board "Sala Stampa Nazionale" National Press Room) – Milan. Editor "ActionNews Press Agency " (international corporate actions and bonds). Columnist "Affari Italiani" – Economy and Finance. Editor "Trendiest" (international site, start up). Partner "Consilium Impressa e Familiglia" – PR and communication. Past member of the board "Euroshareholders", Bruxelles.)
Avv. Iacopo Destri, Vice-President, New Savers, Milan, Italy — Graduated with highest honors from the Università degli Studi di Pisa. Specializes in intellectual and industrial property, technology and information, unfair competition, advertising, Internet, e-commerce and entertainment law.
Dr. Chiara Zaraga, Internal Relations, New Savers, Milan, Italy — Graduated in Communication and Didactics of Arts at Brera Academy in Milan. A journalist, she is involved in corporate action section and innovative finance in ActionNews Press Agency.
Dr. Michela Longari, New Savers, Milan, Italy — Graduated in Economics at University of Pavia. She is Markets and External Division Officer, Bocconi University of Milan.
Patrick Haas, Equity Partner, AKD, Netherlands — Lawyer since 1998 and a partner since 2005. He is currently heading AKD's Dispute Resolution practice group. His work includes representing mostly corporate clients in litigation, including: disputes between all possible stakeholders of corporations; shareholder disputes; disputes relating to corporate transactions. He is also involved as lead counsel in multiple cross-border collective redress cases (i.e., Volkswagen scandal, Forex Manipulation scandal, Meinl European Land, Truck cartel, etc.).
Vincent J. Deruder, Luxembourg — A French and jurist by training with considerable experience in financial services. Vincent is a past member of the European Commission Expert Group on automatic exchange of financial account information (DAC 2 prior to that). He was a guest professor at the University of Nice, France, teaching European Law (Financial services regulation). He has served as Chairman of FECIF "Fédération Européenne des Conseils et Intermédiaries Financiers" – pan European trade body of the European financial services/insurance intermediaries and was recently made Honorary Chairman and appointed Chair of the Advisory Committee. A resident in Luxembourg since 1998, he is the Chairman of the Nucleus Group of companies, a privately owned Luxembourg-based insurance holdings group.