René Fransen's sons join the business:

"We want to ensure continuity of growth and meet the demands of the financial world"

From 1 July, Jelle and Bart Fransen, sons of founder and managing director René Fransen joined Ai2's board. A happy event because it not only enables the company to continue to growth in the future, new and necessary competences will also be brought in-house.

Seventeen years ago, Rene Fransen started Ai2, and a lot has happened since then. The company did not only grow, but the requirements from the banking sector, in particular, have become increasingly stringent. Think of the supervision of third-party funds and, in particular, the ever-increasing obligation to investigate (compliance) the origin of (the client's) funds. "I have not been able to do all this on my own," René explains, "which is why I have been working with a number of regular external parties for some time now. Moreover, the different roles of executive and supervisory obviously cannot coincide in 1 person. The fact that my boys have recently become increasingly interested in the business is, of course, wonderful."

Jelle has now graduated in business administration and is working at a fintech company, while Bart also hopes to graduate in the same direction soon. In addition to their existing work, they both started on 1 July on the board of the company, which, by the way, exists alongside a Foundation that oversees all financial flows of the customers (third parties). "To do that really well and to be able to meet these increasingly stringent requirements, Jelle is currently taking the Master of Compliance course, which means we will soon be at the level of the bank itself in that area."

Ai2 (Agri Inter Incasso B.V.)independent online debt collection service for all businesses in the ornamental horticulture sector. René started the company in 2006 when the auctions from Aalsmeer (where he worked in the account management department), Rijnsburg, and Honselersdijk merged to form the current Royal FloraHolland. Because not all parties in the market were enthusiastic about this, the demand arose for a separate, 'independent' payment platform. And except from a few who have ceased trading, most customers from then are still customers today after 17 years.

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