The Board of Directors of Ecommerce Europe appointed Marlene ten Ham as the Secretary General of the association on 5 February 2015. Ms. ten Ham will represent the e-commerce sector towards the European policy makers, and she will lead the Ecommerce Europe’s team in Brussels.
Note: Ecommerce Europe is the association representing 25,000+ companies selling products and/or services online to consumers in Europe. Ecommerce Europe is the one-stop-shop for all e-commerce matters. Ecommerce Europe provides in-depth research about the European e-commerce market, and consults all companies it represents about barriers to the further growth of cross-border e-commerce. But most notably, Ecommerce Europe advises policymakers on EU legislation.
Upon her appointment, Ms. ten Ham briefly outlined the goals for her mandate: “It is my mission to work with Ecommerce Europe members to unlock the potential of cross-border e-commerce by creating a better fitting European policy landscape for online companies. The Digital Single Market is at the top of the European policy agenda, but it is necessary to give concrete information on what the existing policy barriers are in the e-commerce sector and fill in with concrete needs concerning the improvement of existing legislation and desired regulation. I look forward to working with our members in continuing the double digit growth rate which the sector has been experiencing”.
François Momboisse, President of Ecommerce Europe, congratulated the new Secretary General by saying: “In the past year Marlene has already proven to be an excellent manager of our fast growing association. I am very pleased that she will now become the face of the European e-commerce sector and will represent our interests towards European policy makers as well.”
Marlene ten Ham has 10 years of experience in public affairs consultancy in The Hague and Brussels and has advised a wide range of clients in shaping their European lobbying strategies. For the past year, Ms. ten Ham has concentrated on professionalizing Ecommerce Europe and increasing its impact and influence in the European policy arena.