Board

The Board of EFI establishes and reviews the overall research framework and the strategy of the Institute, and it supervises the Secretariat. The Board consists of eight members, four of whom are elected by the EFI Council and four by EFI Associate Members.

Board members during their autumn 2019 meeting in Aberdeen.
Photo by Adam Walker, The James Hutton Institute

Our current Board members are:

Prof. Marco Marchetti, Italy (Chair of the Board)
Leire Barañano, Spain
Roland Daamen, Germany
Dr. Erwin Dreyer, France
Prof. Dr. Christine Farcy, Belgium (Vice Chair of the Board)
Alenka Korenjak, Slovenia
Dr. Natalia Lukina, Russian Federation
MP Hanna Kosonen, Finland 

Board member call 

Submit nominations for a new EFI Board member 2021-2024 to
Director Marc Palahí, email: marc.palahi@efi.int, no later than 14 May 2021. Find call text here.

Past Board members

Prof. Raul Albuquerque de Sardinha, Portugal
Prof. Per-Ove Bäckström, Sweden
F. Xavier Ballabriga, Spain
Dr. Miroslav Benko, Croatia
Prof. Yves Birot, France (Chair, 1998-2001)
Dr. José Antonio Bonet Lledós, Spain
Dr. Melvin Cannell, United Kingdom
Dr. Lukas Giessen, Germany
Prof. Dr. Jean-Marc Guehl, France
Dr. Eeva Hellström, Finland
Dr François Houllier, France (Chair, 2004-2006)
Dr Jan Ilavsky, Slovak Republic
Dr V.I. Jagodin, Russian Federation
Prof. Emil Klimo, Czech Republic

Dr. Cecil Konijnendijk, Denmark
Prof. Dr. Michael Köhl, Germany
Prof. J. Bo Larsen, Denmark (Chair, 2010-2015)
Prof. Jim Lynch OBE, United Kingdom
Dr. Harald Mauser, Austria
Prof. Maurizio Merlo, Italy
Prof. Dr. Frits Mohren, the Netherlands
Fergal Mulloy, Ireland (Chair, 2001-2003)
Knut Øistad, Norway (Chair 2017-2020)
Pekka Patosaari, Finland
Tim Peck, Switzerland (Chair, 1993-1998)
Dr. Anatoly Petrov, Russian Federation
Anders Portin, Finland

Prof. Francisco Rego, Portugal (Chair, 2003-2004)
Dr Jan Remröd, Sweden
Prof. Kazimierz Rykowski, Poland
Dr. Liisa Saarenmaa, Finland
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe E. Scarascia-Mugnozza, Italy (Chair, 2015-2017)
Prof. Lisa Sennerby Forsse, Sweden
Prof. Dr Franz Schmithüsen, Switzerland
Prof. Dr Andrey Selikhovkin, Russian Federation
Prof. Dr Birger Solberg, Norway
Dr. Zoltan Somogyi, Hungary
Prof. Konstantin von Teuffel, Germany (Chair, 2006-2010)
Prof. Kim von Weissenberg, Finland
Ernst Wermann, Germany
Prof. Dr. Tomasz Zawiła-Niedźwiecki, Poland