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Executive Board

The board members are elected among the representatives of the members of the Association for the period of two years. Hydrogen Europe Research aims to achieve high level of sector representativeness in terms of research institution size, geography, areas of expertise and representatives´ gender.

The members of the Executive Board are duly authorized executives of their  research organizations and highly committed persons  prepared to dedicate appropriate amount of effort, time and presence to the activities of Association.

 

Laurent Antoni

Laurent Antoni

CEA

President

Christian Sattler

Christian Sattler

DLR

Vice President

Marta Maroño

Marta Maroño

Ciemat

Chair for External Affairs

Steffen Møller-Holst

Steffen Møller-Holst

SINTEF

Chaor for Transport Pillar

Iñaki Azkarate

Iñaki Azkarate

TECNALIA

Chair for Energy Pillar

 

Olaf Jedicke

Olaf Jedicke

KIT

Chair for Cross-Cutting Activities

The Executive Board has the following responsibilities:

  • Propose membership procedures for adoption of the General Assembly i.e. acceptance, suspension and access to documentation;
  • Propose membership fee rules for the adoption of the General Assembly, i.e. fee inducements and value increase initiatives
  • Propose project contribution procedures for the adoption of the General Assembly, i.e. applicable percentage, differentiation of contribution levels and collection mechanism;
  • Organize, participate and plan FCH JU and other FCH Sector-related events to the benefits of Members;
  • Decide on terms and conditions of the Secretariat’s powers of representation;
  • Propose annual strategic communication plans and decide on the implementation modalities of any decision in respect thereof;
  • Decide on the establishment of new communication platforms with other fuel cells and hydrogen sector players;
  • Proposes the modification and updating of the internal rules
  • Develop strategic vision for the longer term development and positioning of Association

Coordination Group

In establishing connection between individual working groups’ activities, the Vice-Chair works jointly with the respective Executive Board member (Transport Chair, Energy Chair, Cross-Cutting Research Activities Chair). The respective Board Member and his attributed/ assigned Vice-Chair cannot be members of the same organization.

The Executive Board and the Vice-chairs meet in person with possible use of electronic communications on the regular basis during the year.

Fernando Palacín

Fernando Palacín

Aragon Hydrogen Foundation

Vice-Chair for External Affairs

Cesare Pianese

Cesare Pianese

University of Salerno

Vice-Chair for Energy to Fuel Cells

Luigi Crema

Luigi Crema

FBK (Fondazione Bruno Kessler)

Vice-Chair for Energy to Hydrogen

Thierry Priem

Thierry Priem

CEA

Vice-Chair for Transport

Javier Dufour

Javier Dufour

IMDEA

Vice-Chair for Cross-Cutting Research Activities

 


The key responsibilities of Vice-Chairs include:

  • Coordinate members´ input in FCH JU
  • To advocate the interests of Association at all levels in related activities
  • Coordinate definition and amendments of the Multi-Annual Working Plan 2014-2020 (MAWP) and Annual Working Plans (AWPs)
  • Support the respective Chair in any other external tasks, such as links with other relevant platforms and technologies
  • Report regularly to the Executive Board on the progress of the work

 

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