OUR LEADERSHIP: EXECUTIVE HEAD
The Secretary general of the FNR is the chief executive of the organisation. He heads the Executive Office, implements the strategy, oversees programme development and manages all running activities. He is appointed by the Board of the FNR, subject to approval from the government.
Dr Marc Schiltz
Our Secretary General and Executive Head is Dr Marc Schiltz, who has been active in research and higher education for more than 20 years in various European Countries, and is a recognised scientist in his field of expertise. Drawing on his international experience, Marc Schiltz has developed a thorough expertise in strategic research management and organisation.
Since joining the FNR as Executive Head in 2011, Marc Schiltz has significantly contributed to enhancing the quality of Luxembourg’s research system, as well as building bridges with the private sector and the international scientific community.
BOARD OF THE FNR
Our Board supervises the organisation and approves the overall policies and strategic priorities of the FNR. It is appointed by the government and is composed of nine independent directors active in industry, business and the civil society. The members of the Board act in full autonomy.
Chair of the Board
Véronique Hoffeld, Attorney-at-law, Member of the Executive Committee and partner at Loyens & Loeff. Born in 1971, Véronique Hoffeld is an attorney-at-law (Master’s Degree in International and European Law, University of Paris II; LL.M. International Business Law, London School of Economics). She is a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 1996. Prior to joining Loyens & Loeff, she was as a partner at Bonn Schmitt Steichen.
Vice-Chairman of the Board
Thierry Wolter, Member of the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board of CERATIZIT (Luxembourg). Born in 1965, Thierry Wolter holds a Master of Science in Material Science Engineering from ETH Zürich and an MBA from HARVARD Graduate School of Business Administration. He is a member of the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board of CERATIZIT since 2002, after holding various production, marketing and manager positions with CERAMETAL group. He is co-author of the book “Europe de 2012: Globalisation et cohésion sociale? Les scenarios luxembourgeois” published by Economica, Paris in 1997.
SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL OF THE FNR
Our Scientific Council acts as an advisory body to the FNR. Appointed by the Government, it is composed of international experts. The current scientific council was appointed by ministerial decree in June 2015.
Chair of the Scientific Council
Prof. Dr Yves Fromes is a medical doctor (MD, Faculty of Medicine, Paris) and holds a PhD in Human Genetics (Université de Paris VII). He teaches Physiology at Paris Universities 6, 7 and 13 and is an associate researcher at the Paris Institute of Myology’s NMR CEA Laboratory. Dr Fromes is member of the FNR’s Scientific Council since 2005 and also member of the ANR and FECECT Scientific Boards. He is also a member, amongst others, of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Physiological Society and the Société Française de Génétique.
Vice Chair of the Scientific Council
Prof. Dr Ursula Lehmkuhl is professor of International History at the University of Trier. She holds a Dr. phil. of Modern History and a habilitation in Political Science from Ruhr-Universität Bochum. From 2007 to 2010 she served as Vice President and then Acting President of Freie Universität Berlin. Dr Lehmkuhl is currently a member of trustees (Universitätsrat) of the University of Vienna, Cologne and Saarland University.