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Foundation Structure

The iSHARE Foundation is designed to ensure the efficient operations and sustainable growth of the network using the Trust Framework, and it is an integral part of the governance. This section provides an overview of the iSHARE Foundation structure:

iSHARE Foundation Structure (Scheme Owner)

Executive Board

The Executive Board is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the iSHARE Foundation. Regular and transparent communication between the Supervisory and Executive Boards ensures flawless decision-making and the smooth functioning of the Foundation.

Alongside the Executive Board, the Foundation’s core teams are currently expanding as well. The Operational, Marketing & Communications, and Technical Architecture teams support the Foundation’s operations.

These teams ensure that their activities align with three primary objectives:

Trust Governance

Trust Governance is crucial for the iSHARE Trust Framework, given its emphasis on secure data sharing. Trust Governance activities include policies, procedures, and mechanisms to ensure participants can trust the Foundation and its Trust Framework. The Foundation emphasises:

  • Information Security
  • Decentralised Governance for its own functioning
  • Democratic Procedures for Change Management


The iSHARE Foundation focuses its marketing efforts on driving data sharing and digitalization in various initiatives, promoting the iSHARE Trust Framework, raising awareness, and encouraging adoption among stakeholders across industries. The foundation actively engages in industry events and partnerships to achieve interoperable data spaces with other major industry players.

Standard Management

The iSHARE Trust Framework is developed, maintained, and updated as part of standard management. Different teams are responsible for establishing and updating the technical standards that specify how data sharing is implemented with the iSHARE Trust Framework. The Trust Framework's change management process involves an active community of key stakeholders and industry experts. Collaboration with industry experts, stakeholders, and user feedback is essential for the Framework's ongoing development.

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