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Global data leader and former European Commissioner for Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes joins ODI Board

ODI - Neelie Kroes will join Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Sir Nigel Shadbolt and Baroness Martha Lane Fox on the ODI’s management board. As a non-executive director, Ms Kroes will advise the company from her unique perspective as a long-time open data leader on the international political stage.

From 2010 to 2014, Ms Kroes served as the European Commissioner for Digital Agenda, using her position to further the causes of digital inclusion, open data and smart cities.

Welcoming the appointment, ODI CEO, Gavin Starks said: