During the Board of Directors meeting of ERCIM in Porto on 20 and 21 November, the current President of ERCIM, Keith G. Jeffery (STFC, UK) was re-elected as President for a further two-year term starting 1st January 2009.Three new Vice-Presidents (previously there were two) were also elected for the same two-year term. We are pleased to announce the following appointments:
- Matthias Jarke (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Germany), responsible for the External Relations Task Group, takes over from Arne Sølvberg (NTNU, Norway), who will retire mid-2009 and therefore did not stand for another term
- Simon Dobson (UCD, Ireland), responsible for the Structural Task Group, takes over from Jan Karel Lenstra (CWI, NL). Jan Karel did not wish to stand for re-election but will remain a member of this TG
- Staffan Truvé (SICS, Sweden), responsible for the newly founded Innovation Task Group, set up about one year ago, was elected as the third Vice-President
Congratulations go to the re-elected President and newly elected Vice-Presidents and many thanks are extended to the outgoing Vice-Presidents for their hard work and dedication to ERCIM during the past two years.