BRUSSELS, 20 DECEMBER 2023 – In an important development for the European Tech Alliance (EUTA), Kristin Skogen Lund, the current EUTA President and CEO of Schibsted, as well as Aurélie Caulier, the current chair of the board; are stepping down from their roles on the 31st December 2023, marking the conclusion of their impactful two-year tenure.
Under Skogen Lund and Caulier’s leadership, the EUTA witnessed significant achievements and has grown in ambition.
Most recently, Skogen Lund and Caulier played key roles in steering EUTA towards a forward-looking vision for 2030, recently unveiled through the launch of the EUTA manifesto. This visionary document sets the course for the association in the coming years, emphasising the need to:
- Develop a European strategy for European tech and competitiveness;
- Prioritise smart rules for a stronger Europe, including increased harmonisation to create one EU digital single market, not 27 national markets;
- Focus on better enforcement for fairer competition.
Together with the Secretary General, Victoria de Posson, Caulier and Skogen Lund brought EUTA to the next level and increased the visibility and activities of the EUTA. For instance, they have organised a virtual and in-person CEO Forum, as well as exchanges with Member States officials ahead of their Presidencies of the Council of the EU (e.g. Spanish and then Belgian officials).
On the occasion of their departure, Skogen Lund and Caulier thanked the membership for their confidence and trust during a challenging time for European tech companies.
The following can be attributed to EUTA President and CEO of Schibsted, Kristin Skogen Lund:
“As I conclude my term, I am proud of what we have accomplished together. From adapting to the challenges posed by the pandemic to shaping a vision for 2030 and fortifying the organisational structure, EUTA has evolved significantly.”
The following can be attributed to EUTA Chair of the Board, Aurélie Caulier:
“It has been an exciting two years, and I am confident that the momentum will only intensify in the capable hands of my successor.”
About the European Tech Alliance
EUTA represents leading European tech companies that provide innovative products and services to 500 million users. Our 30 EUTA member companies from 14 European countries are popular and have earned the trust of consumers. As companies born and bred in Europe, for whom the EU is a crucial market, we have a deep commitment to European citizens and values.
With the right conditions, our companies can strengthen Europe’s resilience and technological autonomy, protect and empower users online, and promote Europe’s values of transparency, rule of law and innovation to the rest of the world.
The EUTA calls for boosting Europe’s tech competitiveness by having an ambitious EU tech strategy to overcome growth obstacles, making a political commitment to clear, targeted and risk-based rules, and enforcing rules consistently to match the globalised market we are in.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Victoria de Posson, EUTA Secretary General
Phone: +32 476 25 08 16