Bernard Lietaer

Chairman of the ACCESS Foundation, Research Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Resources (University of California, Berkeley)

Bernard Lietaer 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, and served as President of Belgium’s Electronic Payment System. He was General Manager, and Chief Currency Trader for the Gaia Hedge Funds, during which time Business Week identified him as “the world’s top currency trader” in 1990. He was Professor of International Finance at the University of Louvain.

He is the author of fifteen books, including The Future of Money translated in 18 languages. More information about his proposals is available at