SME Finance Forum CEO selected for the Executive Committee on Ethical Governance and Leadership of WBAF
Aug 19, 2020
We are thrilled to announce that the nomination committee of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), chaired by Baybars Altuntas, has unanimously selected the SME Finance Forum CEO, Matt Gamser, to join the Executive Committee of the Ethical Governance, Standards of Excellence and Quality Leadership Committee.
The WBAF Ethical Governance, Standards of Excellence & Quality Leadership Committee was established to provide a common set of honourable personal behaviours and best business practices that are essential if a company is to triumph in today’s competitive global economies and promote sustainable development. The Committee shares a collective conviction that, in order for any enterprise to be sustainably prosperous, it must not only achieve positive financial results, but more importantly, it must be devoted to upholding the components of a virtuous circle of trust. The foundations promoted by the Committee are (a) a global platform based on ethical governance that is regulated by an upstanding code of conduct; (b) a focal operating process for applying the highest standards of excellence that are inspired by admirable core values; and (c) an ecosystem of dedicated people who are guided by quality leaders and motivated by exceptional behaviour drivers.
"We are certain that Matthew's valuable contribution will further strengthen our positive impact in support WBAF global mission." said Fadi Saab, WBAF's President of Ethical Governance, Standards of Excellence and Quality Leadership Committee.
"As the head of the SME Finance Forum, I am honored to be nominated for this role, where I can further contribute and promote the work the Forum does to help the SME finance community to overcome the challenges that COVID-19 has posed on every sector, but specially on SMEs." said Matthew Gamser, CEO of the SME Finance Forum. "Our COVID-19 mitigation efforts were designed to provide our members with opportunities to share and learn from each other’s experiences in a continuous and real-time basis."
Each meeting focuses on several themes (examples below), though all and any questions are accepted:
Baybars Altuntas, WBAF’s Executive Chairman says, ‘With the world now in the throes of a deep recession, one thing is clear: helping countries recover from COVID-19 will require billions of dollars to revive jobs and value chains, tackle systemic inequalities and promote a green reconstruction... Ethical governance will be an important value to be shared with all stakeholders of the world economy who will be responsible for recovery from the pandemic. Therefore, I believe, that the Ethical Governance, Standards of Excellence and Quality Leadership Committee will play an instrumental role in the ‘new normal’.
About the Committee
A robust response to COVID-19 comes from the World Business Angels Investment Forum to support entrepreneurs and SMEs. WBAF’s Ethical Governance, Standards of Excellence and Quality Leadership Committee announces 1 president and 5 government ministers as new board members. The new board proposes an action plan to ensure that high standards of ethics, excellence and quality are effectively reinforced during these troubled times, in order that these values may not be threatened by the anticipated financial crisis resulting from the Covid19 pandemic.
As an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) is committed to collaborating globally to empower the economic development of the world by fostering innovative financial instruments for startups, scaleups, innovators, entrepreneurs and SMEs and by promoting gender equality and women’s participation in all sectors of the world economy.