Bernard Lietaer, Professor, University of California at Berkeley, Finance University of Moscow
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Bernard Lietaer has been active in monetary 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 Currency Trader for the Gaia Hedge Funds, when Business Week identified him as "the world's top currency trader" in 1990. He is Research Fellow at the Univ. Berkeley, and Visiting Professor at the Finance University in Moscow.
He is the author of The Future of Money translated in 18 languages.