Wim Obbens announced as fourth advisor to HAL24K board
Data intelligence specialist HAL24K has appointed Wim Obbens as its new Board Advisor. With his extensive experience in the field of private equity and financial transactions, Obbens is ideally positioned to advise HAL24K management on its strategic direction with regard to partnerships, investments and takeovers. Moreover, his expertise complements that of the other advisors Wouter Deelman, Robert van Gasteren and Gerrit Schipper.
Currently, Obbens is Director and Founder of Bio Rights BV, an innovative company in the field of ecotechnology, specializing in technologies that convert waste to green products. He is also Director of Vibrant Media, an American technology company that specializes in contextual (privacy-friendly) marketing. Previously, Obbens was Managing Director of investment fund Janivo, which invests private assets in both listed and private companies, as well as real estate, and was Managing Director of the investment bank of Fortis Bank. He was also a board member at MeesPierson and head of Investment Banking Netherlands at SBC Warburg. Obbens graduated in Business Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Obbens says: "I am very impressed with HAL24K’s business model and platform, as well as the possibilities that the organization offers to apply true data intelligence in practice. The strategic investments of VINCI Energies and Royal HaskoningDHV underwrite the enormous potential of HAL24K's solutions. In addition, from my involvement with Bio Rights, I recognize the social responsibility HAL24K expresses around themes such as climate, energy and CO2 emissions. I look forward to helping the company as it aims to create a smart and sustainable future."
"Wim is an entrepreneur, investor and banker, a unique and very interesting combination", says Jerome H. Mol, founder and CEO of HAL24K. "I have been fortunate to complete a number of large and groundbreaking transactions together with Wim. He has a large network of decision makers in the market, which can bring HAL24K into contact with potential partners and customers. We are honored that such a well-known and experienced leader recognizes the value and potential of HAL24K's operational intelligence solutions and wants to be part of it."
HAL24K is a Data Intelligence scale-up based in San Francisco, Amsterdam and London, delivering operational and predictive intelligence to cities, countries and companies. It combines advanced data science techniques – such as machine learning and deep neural networks – with modelling, analysis and visualization through its SaaS-based Dimension platform, to enable real-time data-driven decision making in complex and multidimensional environments. This optimizes resources, avoids disruptions and saves costs. hal24k.com