Udo Georges Oksakowski

Professional career (summary)

Since 2017: Chairman of the Board of 21.finance AG with offices in Liechtenstein and Managing Director of its subsidiary 21.finance GmbH in Feldkirch (AT). The multi-asset-investment platform is to enable private and public placements and to connect finance seeking companies with smart investors.

Since 2009: Managing Shareholder of BoYaSTAR GmbH and from 2016 Managing Director of PROMAO AG, its subsidiary company in Liechtenstein. Managing Director of other project companies.

2015 - 2018: Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of CONDA AG in Vienna (AT). CONDA is the first paneuropean crowdinvesting platform to offer legally compliant and approved cross-border investment opportunities in start-ups, SMEs, property- and PPP-projects.

2008 - 2009: Consultant and team partner in various projects in the private and public sector.

1991 - 2009: Shareholder and Chief Executive Officer (until 2008) of the BANDEX Group, which manufactured brand-oriented consumer goods for worldwide distribution to the home textiles and interior decorating markets. The group had registered offices in Austria, in the UK and USA.

1987 - 1992: Managing Shareholder of an IT company in Vorarlberg (AT). DATEC elektronische Datentechnik GesmbH was a software distributor to the construction and ancillary building industry (e.g. CAD), trading PCs, workstations, peripherals and providing services as data processing center.

Functions held, additional activities

Since 2011: Board of Trustees Member of the Federal Institute for Higher Economical Education in Rankweil (AT).

2007 - 2011: Board Member of the Federation of Austrian Industries in Vorarlberg.

2004 - 2011: Jury Member for the “new-way award” for the Business Economics (until 2007: Business Project and Process Management) Master’s course at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, a prize awarded to the most innovative thesis in each class.

2008 - 2009: A think tank made up of selected personalities came together to draw up “The Future of Energy in Vorarlberg” for the State Government of Vorarlberg, with the aim of identifying possibilities and prospective action to ensure a sustainable and as far as possible self-sufficient energy supply for the state, to be implemented by 2050.

2003 - 2008: Elected Committee Member of the Professional Group for the Textile Industry in the Vorarlberg Chamber of Commerce. Substitute member from 1998 to 2003.

1999 - 2008: Board of Trustees Member of the Federal Institute for Higher Technical Education and Research in Dornbirn (AT).

2003 - 2007: Auditor of the Federation of Austrian Industries in Vorarlberg.

1999 - 2007: Chairman of the Telecommunications Task Group in the Vorarlberg Chamber of Commerce.

1999 - 2001: Board Member of the “Young Industrials” in the Federation of Austrian Industries in Vorarlberg.

Languages

  • German - native language
  • English - business fluent
  • Japanese - basic spoken knowledge

Training and professional development

Ongoing training and professional development since 1984, focusing on the following specialist areas:

  • International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Business accounting and controlling
  • Project management and IT for businesses
  • Trustworthy technologies (e.g. Blockchain)
  • Intellectual property and innovation
  • Marketing (brand management and PR)
  • Principles of the economic system, political theory
  • Training courses for SAP ERP and SAP BI (Business Intelligence)
  • Legal & business English

1981 - 1985: Studied human medicine at the Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck, including inter alia clinical electives at Rankweil State Hospital (AT) in the field of psychiatry.

1981: General qualification for university entrance (A-levels) at the Bundes-Oberstufen-Realgymnasium in Feldkirch (AT).

Specialist skills

International accounting:

  • IFRS - very good general knowledge
  • UK-GAAP - very good knowledge
  • US-GAAP - good general knowledge
  • Austrian GAAP (UGB) - very good knowledge (cost of sales and total cost accounting)
  • Liechtenstein GAAP (PGR) - very good knowledge (cost of sales and total cost accounting)

Law:

  • Extensive experience in international legal matters, e.g. trademark, patent, company and tax law

Information technology:

  • Microsoft Windows operating systems and Office 365 - advanced knowledge in operating and customising
  • Microsoft Office applications, SharePoint-Server and Typo3 Content Management System - advanced knowledge of macro and HTML programming
  • SAP ERP and SAP BI - good user knowledge
  • ERP from SIS Evolution - good user knowledge