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Frederik Palm appointed chairman

EMOTA, the European e-Commerce and Omni-Channel Trade Association appointed Frederik Palm as Chairman for the next 3 years. Palm, a German national, succeeds Jörgen Bödmar of Sweden, who was Chairman for the last 5 years. Frederik Palm is Board member of the bevh, the German e-commerce association.

"I feel excited and privileged to take this role at a crucial period for e-commerce", says Frederik Palm. "The e-commerce sector is going through a period of strong growth, while we are confronted with a large amount of new EU regulations. It is EMOTA’s objective to advise the European policy makers on all aspects of the e-commerce economy and how legislation should help, not hinder the development of the sector. I also look forward to preparing the new European Commission, which will start a programme for the digital economy after its appointment next year."

The appointment was made on 7 March during the association’s Annual General Meeting in Brussels. In conjunction with the AGM, EMOTA hosted the 9th Annual e-Commerce Conference on 8 March.

The AGM also appointed Ken Moon of UK’s FSB as Treasurer and Florinel Chis of Romania’s ARMO as Chief Technology Advisor. The latter is a new position created to identify the technologies of the future and the policy implications they may generate.

Profile

Mr Frederik Palm is an experienced management professional with advanced knowledge in general management disciplines based on international standards; more than twenty-five years ́ experience in direct marketing, the publishing industry and eCommerce.

He is Member of the Board of the Bundesverband E-Commerce und Versandhandel Deutschland e.V. (bevh) and served from 2009 to 2016 as the Chairman of the German online Bookseller´s Association.