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


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.

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 

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