Bernard A. Lietaer P.O.Box 7368 BoulderCO80306-7368 e-mail: email@example.com
Personal - Born: 1942 in Lauwe, Belgium - Nationality: Belgian - Languages: total fluency in French, Spanish, English and Dutch. Good working knowledge of German.
Current ·Chairman of the ACCESS Foundation, an educational non-profit organization relating to monetary innovations aiming at re-aligning sustainability and global financial interests. (www.terratrc.org) ·Research Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Resources of the University of California at Berkeley. (http://www.cnr.berkeley.edu/csrd ); Member of the Club of Rome; Fellow at the World Academy of Arts and Sciences; of the World Business Academy; and of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts; Founding Member of the Global Futures Forum (www.thegff.com) Professional Background ·1987- end April 1991: Co-founder, Director, General Manager and Currency Trader forGaiaCorp, a currency management firm. In this context he had full responsibility for the overall management of four funds including Gaia Hedge II, which was during that time period the world’s top performing managed currency fund as well as the top performing off-shore fund (Micropal survey of 1800 off-shore funds). ·1978-1983: Head of Organization and Electronic Data Processing Department of the National Bank of Belgium (the Belgian Central Bank); responsible for the design and implementation of the ECU, the convergence mechanism to the Euro, the single European currency; President of the national Electronic Payment System, the world’s most comprehensive and cost effective of such systems according to the BIS (Bank of International Settlements ). ·More than 12 years experience in international management consulting and advisor to several Latin American governments and European Institutions, as well as major multinational corporations in oil, chemicals, banking, mining, and manufacturing in four continents. For the first three of these years he was Senior Consultant with Cresap, Mc Cormick and Paget Inc., the New York based management consulting firm.
Academic Background ·2003-2006: Visiting Scholar at Naropa University, Boulder, CO, for designing and implementing the MarpaCenter for Business and Economics of that university. ·1992-1998: Visiting Professor in Archetypal Psychology, Sonoma State University, California, writing two books entitled The Future of Money and The Mystery of Money ·1975-1978 and 1983-1986: Professor of International Finance and International Trade in the postgraduate programs of the University of Louvain, Belgium’s oldest university. ·Formal academic training includes: ·B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louvain, Belgium ·M.S. in Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, Cambridge, Mass.) ·Upon completion of these studies was selected as one of the top ten graduates of US business schools (Time magazine, 1969) ·Teaching Assistant in Industrial Structure of Europe; Research Assistant in Business Policy (MIT 1967-1969)
Books (for more details on recent books, click here) Co-authored with Stephen Belgin: Of Human Wealth: Beyond Greed and Scarcity (Boulder: Citerra Publishers, Spring 2007) Co-authored with Stefan Brunnhuber: A Report to the Club of Rome:Money and Sustainability – the Missing Link (Boulder: Citerra Publishers, Summer 2007). Future of Money: Creating New Wealth, Work and a Wiser World (London: Random House, January 2001), also translated in seventeen other languages. Mysterium Geld: Bedeutung und Wirkungsweise eines Tabus (Munich: Riemann Verlag, April 2000) also available in five other languages. Co-authored with Prof. Dr. Margrit Kennedy: Regionalwährungen: Neue Wege zu nachhaltigem Wohlstand (Munich: Riemann Verlag, March 2004) “Die Welt des Geldes” (Würzburg: Arena Verlag) [A youth book on money for 13-17 year olds] Das Geld der Zukunft (Munich: Riemann Verlag, October 1999) ¿Es una opportunidad la Deuda? (Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Economica, 1987) Le Grand Jeu Europe - Amérique Latine (Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1981) Europe + Latin America + the Multinationals : A Positive Sum Game for the Exchange of Raw Materials and Technology in the 1980’s (London: Saxon House ; New York: Praeger, 1979) Internationaal Ondernemen “Een matematisch model voor Valutabeheer”(Leiden: Uitgeverij Spruyt ; Antwerpen: Noord Nederlands Boekbedrijf, 1980) A Role for Europe in the North-South Conflict (Brussels: European Cooperation Fund, 1978) published in English, French and Spanish “Short-term Planning Models” in Studies in Management Science and Systems Vol. 2(Amsterdam, Oxford, New York: North Holland Publishing Co. , 1975) Financial Management of Foreign Exchange (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1970)
Sample Articles (click here for full downloadable text of some articles) Co-authored with Marek Hudon: “Natural Savings: A New Microsavings Product for Inflationary Environments. How to Save Forests with Savings for and by the Poor? Savings and DevelopmentFall 2006 “Complementary Currencies in Japan: History, Originality and Relevance” International Journal for Community Currency Research Vol 8, 2004 (www.le.ac.uk/ulmc/ijccr) “A World in Balance”Reflections, the journal of the Society for Organizational Learning at MIT (SOL) Summer 2003
Co-authored with Stephen Demeulenaere “Sustaining Cultural Vitality in a Globalizing World: the Balinese Example” International Journal for Social Economics (September 2003).
“Ten Questions about Money” Journal of Financial Planning (May 2003). „Geld, das nachhaltiges Wirtschaften profitabel macht“ Brandeins (August 2001) “Money and Sustainability: the Missing Link” Resurgence (May 2001) “Prepare Your Company for Inflation” Harvard Business Review (September-October, 1970) “Managing Risks in Foreign Exchange” Harvard Business Review (March-April. 1970)