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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is composed of an equal number of member company representatives and of scientists from academic institutions in order to ensure a balanced input. Each year, one third of the members retires but is eligible for re-election. Candidates recommended by the Nomination Committee to fill the Board vacancies are elected for a three-year term by the General Assembly.

The remit of the Board of Directors is to direct and control the management of the Institute, such as:
  • To elect the Board Officers from the members of the Board of Directors;
  • To prepare the annual accounts and to propose the budget of the forthcoming year;
  • To propose amendments to the Charter of Incorporation, changes in the structure of the Institute or the dissolution of the Institute to the General Assembly.

It is also to directs and controls the scientific activities of the Institute, such as:

  • Approving the scientific content of the programme, following advice of the Scientific Advisory Committee, ensuring its execution, and reporting back on the progress and status of the programme to the General Assembly;
  • Appointing the members of the Scientific Advisory Committee and proposing the establishment or dissolution of scientific committees to the General Assembly.

 

Members of the Board of Directors (as of May 2016)

Non-Industry Members
Industry Members
Prof. Gerhard Eisenbrand President*
University of Kaiserslautern (DE)
Prof. John O’Brien – Chairman*
Nestlé (CH)
Prof. Alan Boobis Vice-President*
Impereial College London (UK)
Dr Stephen French – Vice-Chairman*
Mars (UK)
Prof. Albert Flynn
University College Cork (IE)
Prof. Peter Weber – Treasurer*
DSM (CH)
Prof. Mike Gibney
University College Dublin (IE)
Prof. Robert Hamer
Unilever (NL)
Prof. Klaus Grunert
University of Aarhus (DK)
Dr Susanne Kettler
The Coca-Cola Company (BE)
Prof. Richard Hurrell
Federal Institute of Technology – ETH (CH)
Dr Simon Metz Pedersen
Arla Foods (DK)
Prof. Dietrich Knorr
European Federation of Food Science & Technology
(EFFoST) (DE)
Dr Mariusz Michalik
PepsiCo International (PL)
Prof. Gerhard Rechkemmer
Max Rubner-Institut - Federal Research Institute of
Nutrition and Food (DE)
Dr Bizhan Pourkomailian
McDonalds Corporation (UK) Research Institute o
Nutrition and Food (DE)
Prof. Árpád Somogyi
Hungarian Academy of Science (HU)
Prof. Colette Shortt
Johnson & Johnson (UK)
 
 
Dr Julian Stowell
DuPont Nutrition & Health (UK)
* Officers
 



Nomination Committee

 
Every year, one third of the members of the Board of Directors is on rotation. Chaired by the President of ILSI Europe, the Nomination Committee recommends candidates to the General Assembly to fill the vacancies in the Board of Directors based on their expertise, their prestige and their availability for active contribution. The Committee is composed of the President, the Chair of the Board of Directors, two industry non-director members, and two non-industry, non-director scientists of international renown nominated by the General Assembly and representing different geographical regions of Europe. The Board of Directors recommends candidates to the General Assembly to fill vacancies in the Nomination Committee.

 

 
Members of the Nomination Committee (as of March 2016) 

 

Non-Industry Members
        Industry Members
Prof. Gerhard Eisenbrand President*
University of Kaiserslautern (DE)
Prof. John O’Brien – Chairman*
Nestlé (CH)
Prof. Gérard Pascal
INRA (retired) (FR)
Dr Anne Franck
Cargill (BE)
Prof. em Brian McKenna
University College Dublin (IE)
Prof. Diána Bánáti - Ex Officio
ILSI Europe (BE)
* Officers