Spark Networks’ Gitte Bendzulla Joins ODA’s Board of Directors

The Online Dating Association (ODA) has announced that Gitte Bendzulla, General Counsel & Managing Director of Spark Networks, has been appointed to its board.

Bendzulla first joined the Berlin-based umbrella company at the end of December 2018 and supervises its HR and Recruitment, Customer Care and Legal teams.

Speaking about joining the ODA’s board of directors, she said in a statement: “The ODA is a vital part of making the online dating sector more secure for everyone, and I’m delighted to be joining the board.

“Their commitment to user safety creates better, bolder industry standards, and closely aligns with our company values at Spark Networks. I look forward to collaborating with this essential organisation and contributing to their international expansion.”

Spark Networks became a member of the ODA in February, in a move that furthered its commitment to providing users with a quality and secure experience.

Other new ODA members include personal safety app UrSafe and toxic behaviour detection platform Spectrum Labs.

The ODA Chairman Duncan Cunningham added: “As the recognised voice for the dating industry we continue to focus on standards, guidance and good practices that demonstrate the seriousness with which the dating sector takes its responsibilities, and sharing this information when regulation and policy issues come up that affect the sector. 

“Gitte’s role within Spark Networks and her experience in dealing with government and regulators will support this work on an international level.”

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