Dianne Schepers
Board Member, Livingstone Ventures

Speaker Profile

Dianne is a changemaker, a seasoned legal/strategic commercial advisor, general counsel, partnership builder & board member with strong expertise and execution in building businesses, corporate and investment transactions, strategic alliances and governance/compliance programmes & (re-)structuring, mainly in ICT, financial services and (impact) investing. From early 2017 also in the blockchain space. 

 

Dianne served amongst others as Global Head of Legal at one of the largest Dutch listed ICT-firms, as Manager/Attorney M&A at Arthur Andersen/Andersen Legal, as senior management Member at various single family offices, and as Deputy General Counsel Europe in Switzerland at a US Nasdaq listed investment corporation (4k employees).

 

Currently she advises (pre/post) ICO-teams and other blockchain-related projects as a senior member of the MME Legal team in Switzerland. Dianne is a bridge- and alliance builder who is strongly engaging in the Crypto Valley Association (Initiator and Lead of the Blockchain4Good & Diversity Initiatives in the Crypto Valley). Her social engagement and impact-focus are reflected in her investments, memberships, activities and actions.

 

Also, Dianne serves on the Board of Livingstone Greentec, a Swiss company delivering global systemic change through blockchain-enabled impact-focussed high-tech smart (horticulture) food production solutions. 

 

In addition, Dianne is the Founder/Chair of a Swiss charity which creates livelihoods for marginalised women in Jordan, S. Africa and soon Bolivia. Also, she is an artist who is represented by galleries and collected by private art collectors globally; and, her art works are represented at Scope Art Basel.

 

Dianne obtained a Dutch Master`s Law degree from Utrecht University & an MBA from Twente Technical University. She received multiple M&A Dealmaker awards. 

 

Personal motto: "I accept accountability for the changes I want to see in this world" (inspired by Gandhi)

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