Dear Balancer Community,
I would like to present my candidacy as a voting delegate.
Please find below my introduction card.
Address or ENS: collectivegovernance.eth
Discord username/TG username: Andrea | Balancer DAO#0392 / @andreaitalia
I have read and understood the Delegate process: Affirmative
I understand that becoming a delegate is a significant commitment: Affirmative
My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I have been a tokenholder since the launch of BAL and I’ve been around from the very beginning (back in the days when both Discord and the forum were very quiet). I have followed and dedicated my personal time to the evolution of the Protocol and the community growth. I am a strong believer of the success of Balancer and its technology.
I also have my own ideas and beliefs and, while I am often aligned with the general consensus on how to manage the protocol, there have been occasions where I have expressed doubts and voted against.
Over time there have been some specific cases where I showed my opposition:
I’ll let you be the judge.
My view on Fernando’s vision for Balancer: I understand his vision and the idea of creating a protocol that adopts the role of a provider of liquidity rather than just being a simple AMM. Fernando wants Balancer to be an underlying product on top of which third party teams build and I agree with his strategy and vision.
My web3 interests: I look at decentralisation, permissionless operations and true ownership. Firm believer of privacy and the original values of crypto: democratisation of finance and financial freedom.
Languages I speak/write: Italian; some Spanish, some English, some Portuguese and some Chinese Mandarin.
My skills and areas of expertise: Dedicated the last six months to the Partnership subDAO.
IRL I’m an Airline Captain based in Europe but travelled the world and lived in many different Countries (UK, Spain, Portugal, China, Thailand, Cambodia and now Greece). Previous Experiences range from a military formation and career to an MsC is Air Transport Management. This experience/formation allows me to understand different cultures, perspectives, understanding people, building relationships and have strong management skills and leadership skills. I’m also not afraid of working hard to get things done.
Other web3 projects I’m involved in: just been hired as Liquidity grant and partnerships lead at Polygon DAO (part time role). I also work closely with Coppelaunch on some other, not directly related projects.