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26 Mar 2018

Dirk Jan van den Berg is elected new Chairperson of EIT Governing Board

Dirk Jan van den Berg has been unanimously elected by the EIT Governing Board as its next Chairman. He will succeed Peter Olesen, whose mandate ends on 30 June 2018. Mr. van den Berg will also chair the Executive Committee, whose members were elected on 22 March 2018. EIT Governing Board members Marja Makarow, Björn Nilsson and Ana Trbovich, will join the Executive Committee on 1 July 2018.

Dirk Jan van den Berg is Dutch and for the last three decades has worked in business, international relations, academia and government around the world (Europe, the United States and China). 

The Governing Board is the principal governing body of the EIT, entrusted with steering the activities of the EIT, for the selection, designation and evaluation of the Innovation Communities, and for all other strategic decisions. It is independent and autonomous in its decision-making.

EIT Press Release

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