Board of Directors

Norman Hansen
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Hansen has over three decades of experience working in leadership roles mostly in the areas of banking, payments, investment, corporate governance, wealth management, and media. His most recent experience includes managing investment holding companies as well as co-managing e-commerce companies asknet AG Germany and Nexway SAS France. Previous to this, Mr. Hansen served as a member of supervisory boards of numerous European companies for more than a decade. Mr. Hansen also worked for a consulting firm providing support services to supervisory boards and audit committees of listed European companies before joining his first board. His payments experience includes the aforementioned positions at asknet and Nexway, providing consulting services in founding and running payments departments to Ukrainian banks and entrepreneurs, consulting to a large Austrian company on setting up payments systems for their services in the CIS, and serving as director of payment card departments in two banks in the USA. Mr. Hansen has also managed an investment boutique and co-managed a consulting firm providing corporate governance, private equity, investment banking, and wealth management services to companies, Ultra High Net Worth Individuals, and family offices. Some of the successful deals he worked on include multiple deals totaling over $25bln for European energy companies, a €2 billion bond issue for a central European banking group, and the successful acquisition and sale of a nationwide Ukrainian TV network for a family office. His educational background includes the New York Institute of Finance, American Institute of Banking, and the University of the Pacific.

Lorenzo Landini
Member of the Board of Directors

Mr. Landini has extensive experience with start-ups and emerging engineering companies, with 20 years’ experience of strategic development in Asian markets. From 1996 to 2014 he has been active in Shanghai (China) working for Italian companies importing into Europe and U.S.A. from China, Korea and Japan operating in the field of steel, mechanical & electronic components, acquiring technical experience and knowledge of the local business culture. Following the opening of Chinese markets to wholly foreign own enterprises in 1998 he was one of the initial investors and founders to establish a WFOE in consulting, trading and production (3L Consulting Hong Kong Ltd - CEO, Shanghai Landini Mechanical Industry Co. Ltd - CEO) also creating joint ventures with foreign investors entering into Chinese market (Shanghai Annovi Reverberi Performance Pumps Co. Ltd - CEO). In consideration of his strong experience in start-ups companies, from 2014 to 2018 he started his longstanding experience in the automotive sector as co-founder of Garage Italia Customs (Milan, Italy), a concept-to-product trendmaker creating fully customized limited-edition products (cars, race cars, boats, yachts, private jets) understanding customers' personalities and desires to create unique tailor-made products. He developed collaborations with main design centers of automotive groups (FCA Group - Ferrari, JEEP, Alfa Romeo - BMW Group, Pagani Automobili and Lamborghini Automobili). Following the acquisition from AGIP (ENI) of the historical and most iconic Italian gas station, he transformed it into the landmark of customizations, Garage Italia Milano, an emotional place for car lovers with a design center, a merchandise shop and a starred restaurant. Since 2020 he is CEO of Fondazione LAPS for the well-being of children and most vulnerable people in our society fighting against poverty, addictions, violence, and exclusion. He is owner of LLandini, holding and consulting company supporting innovative start-ups providing expertise from the early stage to the development phase. He is also currently CEO of Garage Italia Immobiliare & FB Garage Italia, in charge of the re-launch of the property as a hub for events and entertainment mostly targeting motor enthusiasts.

Jan Schulmeister
Member of the Board of Directors

Mr. Schulmeister is an entrepreneur and former banking professional with ten years of working experience in client facing roles. At his last banking position, he has successfully managed a book of USD 900 million assets under management for ultra-high/high net worth international clients, at Credit Suisse, Zürich. As of January 2020, he has joined asknet Solutions AG a German Exchange listed E-Commerce and Software Solutions company as an CFO. After his time as CFO Jan launched and successfully managed a single Family Office providing a variety of services to distinguished clients. During 2021, he became professionally engaged to his longtime passion Blockchain and crypto by acting as a vital stakeholder in successful projects. In 2022 he launched an E-Commerce Web3 Platform with the focus on NFT monetization.