Press Release  Thursday, Jan 17, 2019

Financial Planning Standards Board Welcomes Netherlands-Based Independent Financial Planner to its Board of Directors

DENVER 17 JANUARY 2019 Financial Planning Standards Board Ltd. (FPSB), owner of the international Certified Financial Planner certification program outside the U.S., named Andrea Middel, CFP, founder of Lyncs financile planning in the Netherlands, to its Board of Directors to serve a four-year term beginning 1 April 2019.

Im pleased to welcome Andrea to the FPSB Board, said Barry Horner, CFP, FPSB Board Chairperson. Her dedication to guiding clients toward secure financial futures coupled with her passion for promoting standards and innovation within the financial planning profession at the national and global level will make Andrea a valuable contributor to the FPSB Board. As the FPSB Board and FPSB network tackle how innovation will likely impact financial planner competencies and practices, it will be great to have a practicing financial planner like Andrea from a mature market, with global standards-setting experience, guide our thinking.

In addition to her current financial planning work with clients, Middel has extensive experience in marketing and management roles within the financial services industry. She started Lyncs financile planning in 2006 to offer financial planning and strategic guidance to companies, entrepreneurs and individuals with complex personal finance questions.

Middel was named Financial Planner of the Year in the Netherlands in 2011 by Personal Financial Planning Forum, is a member of various professional associations, and most recently served as a board member of the Dutch Federation of Financial Planners. Since 2017, Middel has served as a member of FPSBs Professional Standards Committee.

I look forward to contributing my experience in strategy and my work as an independent financial planner working with clients every day to support the FPSB Boards goal to establish financial planning as a globally-recognized professional practice, with CFP certification its symbol of excellence, said Middel.

Middel will join seven other volunteers on the FPSB Board of Directors from Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Singapore, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. More information about the FPSB Board of Directors can be found at

About FPSB

FPSB manages, develops and operates certification, education and related programs for financial planning organizations to benefit the global community by establishing, upholding and promoting worldwide professional standards in financial planning. FPSB demonstrates its commitment to excellence with the marks of professional distinction CFP, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and CFP Logo mark which it owns outside the United States. FPSB has a nonprofit member organization in the following 26 territories: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, the Peoples Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. At the end of 2018, there were close to 180,000 CFP professionals worldwide. For more, visit

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