Bernard Lietaer (Belgium)
Having seen all aspects of our financial and monetary system from the inside as a central banker, currency trader, consultant for multinationals and nations, Bernard is today THE inspiration and beacon for everybody involved with complementary currencies.
At the same time, his books (e.g. The Future of Money) and presentations are the best starting point for anybody starting to learn about this topic.
His latest book, Money and Sustainability – The missing link was published as a report of the Club of Rome and summarizes his recent multidisciplinary theoretical research in ecology, system theory and economics, as well as latest examples of complementary currencies in practice, like the Torekes project in Ghent, Belgium.