The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Governing Board provides strategic leadership and gives high-level advice to improve the functioning and the impact of the Coalition as well as monitoring its overall progress.

The Governing Board advocates the views of the Coalition partners at European level, and acts as a link between pledgers, national Coalitions and social partners. The 12 members of the Board represent all stakeholder groups in the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition: pledging membersnational coalitions and social partners. Anja Monrad, Senior Vice President of Dell for Central and Eastern Europe, has been appointed Chair of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Governing Board 

The Board met for the first time in September 2017 and with Commissioner Mariya Gabriel during the Digital Assembly 2018 in Sofia to discuss the Action Plan to boost the Coalition. The document was adopted in September 2018. 

Action plan

The Action Plan outlines the Coalition’s priorities for the coming months. The Plan sets out:

  • how to expand current membership to all sectors of the economy, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
  • how to include all actors and networks that work on the ground with digital skills actions
  • how to ensure that the EU’s future budget includes a focus on the development of digital competences to support the ongoing digital transformation

The Chair of the Governing Board Anja Monrad explained details of the Action Plan in her blog post.


  • Alessandro Bogliolo is the Member of The Governing Board of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition

    Alessandro Bogliolo

    Professor of Computer Systems at the University of Urbino, Italy, and EU Code Week ambassador.

  • Professional headshot of Cecilia Bonefeld Dahl onstage

    Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl

    Director General of DIGITALEUROPE, the leading association for the digital technology industry in Europe.

  • Professional portrait of Marc Durando

    Marc Durando

    Executive Director of European Schoolnet.

  • Full portrait of Oliver Grün in suit

    Oliver Grün

    President of the European Digital SME Alliance and the founder, general director and CEO of GRÜN Software AG.

  • Headshot of Mara Jakobsone

    Mara Jakobsone

    Vice-president and Information Society and Digital Skills project manager at LIKTA (Latvian Association for Information and Communication Technologies).

  • Ilona Kish speaking onstage with microphones

    Ilona Kish

    Director of the Public Libraries 2030 Programme.

  • Action shot of Cheryl Miller onstage at professional event with microphone

    Cheryl Miller

    Founder and Executive Director of the Digital Leadership Institute.

  • Anja Monrad

    Anja Monrad

    Senior Vice President of Dell, Chair of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Governing Board

  • Professional headshot of Damien O'Sullivan

    Damien O'Sullivan

    Chief Executive Officer of the ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) Foundation.

  • Professional headshot of Piotr Pluta in suit, smiling

    Piotr Pluta

    Director of Corporate Affairs at Cisco.

  • Half portrait of Oliver Röthig in a suit, smiling

    Oliver Röthig

    Regional Secretary of UNI Europa, the European service workers union.

  • Headshot of Saskia Van Uffelen smiling

    Saskia Van Uffelen

    Digital Champion of Belgium and CEO of Ericsson Benelux.