The Board of Directors

The EORTC Board of Directors is the guardian of EORTC’s sustainability. The Board meets at least 4 times a year. It has strategic fiduciary responsibilities. It acts in good faith and for the benefit of the Organisation (duty of loyalty). It acts prudently with regards to the organisational resources (duty of care). It ensures legal compliance and non-engagement in illegal practices (duty of obedience). The board determines the Organisation’s mission, vision, and fundamentals. Therefore, it approves the EORTC global strategy inclusive of the scientific, operational, and financial strategies. The details of its functioning are regulated by a Charter. The Board of Directors is composed of the Chairs of the Board Committees and elected Members from the EORTC membership. The Board Committees represent multiple competences not only limited to sciences but also extended to fiduciary and fundraising expertise.

Board members

The Board consists of full Members (voting) and several ex officio (non-voting) Members. The President of the Board is appointed by means of a vote in the General Assembly. The Secretary General is selected by the Board Members amongst themselves.

  • PRESIDENT

    Winette van der Graaf

    Netherlands Cancer Institute - Van Leeuwenhoek

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Biography
  • PAST PRESIDENT

    Bertrand Tombal

    Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc

    Brussels, Belgium

    Biography
  • SECRETARY GENERAL

    Etienne Brain

    Institut Curie – Hopital Rene Huguenin

    Paris, France

    Biography
  • CHAIR OF SCIENTIFIC AUDIT COMMITTEE

    Elizabeth Eisenhauer

    Queen’s University

    Kingston, Canada

    Biography
  • CHAIR OF SCIENTIFIC CHAIRS COUNCIL

    Benjamin Besse

    Gustave Roussy Cancer Campus

    Villejuif, France

    Biography
  • VICE-CHAIR OF SCIENTIFIC CHAIRS COUNCIL

    Michael Weller

    Universitätsspital Zürich

    Zurich, Switzerland

    Biography
  • CHAIR OF THE EORTC CANCER RESEARCH FUND

    Diego du Monceau

    Brussels, Belgium

    Biography
  • CHAIR OF THE EORTC AUDIT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

    Guy Beniada

    Brussels, Belgium

    Biography
  • BOARD MEMBER

    Jean-Pierre Bizzari

    Haverford, United States

    Biography
  • BOARD MEMBER

    Mieke Van Hemelrijck

    Guy s and St Thomas' NHS - Guy's Hospital

    London, United Kingdom

    Biography
  • CHAIR OF PROTOCOL REVIEW COMMITTEE (EX-OFFICIO BOARD MEMBER)

    Richard Schilsky

    University of Chicago

    Chicago, United States

    Biography
  • EORTC CEO (EX-OFFICIO BOARD MEMBER)

    Denis Lacombe

    EORTC Headquarters

    Brussels, Belgium

    Biography
  • EORTC CFO (EX-OFFICIO BOARD MEMBER)

    Christian Brunet

    Brussels, Belgium

    Biography
  • EORTC DIRECTOR HQ, PERMANENT GUEST (EX-OFFICIO BOARD MEMBER)

    Vassilis Golfinopoulos

    EORTC Headquarters

    Brussels, Belgium

    Biography