Peter Olesen to succeed Alexander von Gabain as Chairman EIT Governing Board
The Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) unanimously elected Peter Olesen as its next Chairman during its meeting on 13 March 2014.
Peter Olesen will succeed Alexander von Gabain, second Chairman of the EIT Governing Board, when his mandate comes to an end on 31 July 2014.
I am very much looking forward to taking on this challenge and continue to shape the EIT in its next growth stage as outlined in the EIT Strategic Innovation Agenda (SIA)", says Peter Olesen.
"Following the successful set up of the Institute and its first three KICs, the next few years will be decisive for the EIT
as we continue to strengthen the activities of the existing KICs and expand our portfolio of KICs, with the designation of two new ones in December this year and preparations for the launch of two new ones in 2016", he
"I am extremely pleased that Peter will succeed me as Chairman of the EIT Governing Board in August", says Alexander von Gabain.
congratulates Peter Olesen
as new EIT
Governing Board chair and thanks Alexander for excellent EIT work over the past years!