World Bicycle Relief gGmbH
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World Bicycle Relief gGmbH is registered as “gemeinnützige GmbH” in Germany under the register number HRB 6612.
Dave was Africa Director for World Bicycle Relief (WBR) for 9 years. Bringing intimate knowledge of on-the-ground operations, implementation environments, and target markets, Dave was appointed CEO for World Bicycle Relief NFP in May 2016. In close collaboration with the board, Dave has promoted a renewed emphasis on sustainable and quantifiable impact, operational excellence and building the foundations for growth, and communicating the power of bicycles and the issue of local mobility. Dave also serves on the Board of Directors for WBR-Canada, WBR-UK, WBR-Germany and WBR-Australia.
Jan Bechler, 39, is an internet entrepreneur and sports lover from Hamburg, Germany. Over the past years Jan has founded several ecommerce companies and international digital marketing agencies. Besides that he is a partner at the OMR Online Marketing Rockstars, Europe’s leading event for the digital industry. Jan loves sports and has played field hockey on a semi-professional level for several years. Besides that he has a passion for skiing and road biking. In 2012 he founded TECHBIKERS Germany, a community event that every year brings together 40 startup founders and investors that go cycling for three days in order to raise funds for World Bicycle Relief.
Dirk first got in touch with World Bicycle Relief through his job at SRAM Corporation where he is a senior sales professional with global long term experience in strategically managing complex key account relationships in the bicycle industry. Since 1996 Dirk develops long term strategic approaches to a network of key accounts across Europe and Asia. During a trip to Zambia in 2012 Dirk decided to use his network to promote The Power of Bicycles and create leads to fundraising partners on a volunteer base. Dirk serves on the board of directors of World Bicycle Relief Germany.