Management Board

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Management Board is composed of representatives of EU Member States and the European Commis­sion. Associated Countries (Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, and Liechtenstein) as well as Eurojust and Europol are also represented.

Its role is to ensure that the Agency delivers the tasks and results as stipulated in the Agency's establishing regulation in the most cost-effective way, taking into account the strategic goals and objectives of the Agency.

As such, it focuses on the following high-level tasks:

  • Ensuring confidence that the Agency mandate is being, and can be, delivered and developed coherently and effectively to meet all stakeholder and user requirements.

  • Directing the effective and coherent delivery of the eu-LISA vision. 

  • ​Ensuring the development of a robust system of internal control.

​Chairman​​​
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From 26 June 2018, the Chairperson of the Management Board is Mr Zsolt Szolnoki (Hungary) and from 21 March 2018, the Deputy Chairperson of the Management Board is Mr Rene Vihalem (Estonia).

The previous Chairpersons of the eu-LISA MB were Mr Filip Pynckels (Belgium) from 2014 until 19 March 2018, preceded by Mr Matthias Taube (Germany) until 2014.

Chairman

 
Filip PYNCKELS

Filip PYNCKELS

Filip is Director-general IT at the Belgian Ministry of Home Affairs. He has obtained a master’s degree in sciences (Mathematics) and a master’s degree in applied sciences (Information and Communication Technology) at the University of Gent. He also followed the Public Management Programme at the University of Leuven He was coordinator for the Belgian VIS system (BelVis). In the meantime, this system has been extended to a system that exchanges information for different applications between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federal Police and the Ministry of Home Affairs. Filip is described as a no-nonsense manager. He wants his organisation to be "on time + on scope + on budget". He will do his utmost to have happy, competent and responsibilized colleagues that help him attain the organisational goals. That way, he won the Belgian IT Innovator Award with his team. To contact Filip, you can connect with him on LinkedIn.

 
 

Members of the Management Board

 
  • Austria

    Mr Mike Fandler

    Member

    Mr Viktor Wohlfart

    Alternate

  • Belgium

    Vacant

    Member

    Ms Hanna De Backer

    Alternate

  • Bulgaria

    Mr Harry Jossifov

    Member

    Mr Ivalin Iliev

    Alternate

  • Cyprus

    Mr Christos Drakos

    Member

    Ms Myroula Papadopoulou

    Alternate

  • Czech Republic

    Mr Jiří Čelikovský

    Member

    Mr Michael Weiss

    Alternate

  • Germany

    Mr Johann Jergl

    Member

    Mr Jörg Becker

    Alternate

  • Denmark

    Mr Niels Henrik Larsen

    Member

    Mr Andreas Alsøe

    Alternate

  • Estonia

    Mr Rene Vihalem

    Member

    Vacant

    Alternate

  • Spain

    Mr Enrique Belda Esplugues

    Member

    Mr Juan Antonio Torres Trives

    Alternate

  • Finland

    Mr Tapio Aaltonen

    Member

    Mr Ari Uusikartano

    Alternate

  • France

    Mr Vincent Niebel

    Member

    Mr Marc Boget

    Alternate

  • Greece

    Mr Evangelos Frangopoulos

    Member

    Mr Christos Tsitsimpikos

    Alternate

  • Croatia

    Mr Marjan Vukušić

    Member

    Vacant

    Alternate

  • Hungary

    Mr Zsolt Szolnoki

    Member

    Vacant

    Alternate

  • Ireland

    Mr Pat Ryan

    Member

    Mr Brendan Smith

    Alternate

  • Italy

    Mr Vincenzo Delicato

    Member

    Mr Gianfranco Parisi

    Alternate

  • Lithuania

    Mr Evaldas Serbenta

    Member

    Mr Vytautas Krasauskas

    Alternate

  • Luxembourg

    Mr Florent Goniva

    Member

    Mr Jean-Marie Laures

    Alternate

  • Latvia

    Mr Raimonds Kokarevičs

    Member

    Mr Intars Ločmelis

    Alternate

  • Malta

    Mr Elton Buckingham

    Member

    Mr Sandro Calleja

    Alternate

  • Netherlands

    Mr Joeri Kapteijns

    Member

    Mr Edwin Mulder

    Alternate

  • Poland

    Mr Krzysztof Kozłowski

    Member

    Mr Dariusz Bogucki

    Alternate

  • Portugal

    Mr Francisco Baptista

    Member

    Ms Cristina Gatões

    Alternate

  • Romania

    Ms Nuşa Coman

    Member

    Ms Alina Gherghelaş

    Alternate

  • Sweden

    Mr Henrik Wallén

    Member

    Mr Jan Westmar

    Alternate

  • Slovenia

    Mr Andrej Bračko

    Member

    Mr Igor Vučko

    Alternate

  • Slovakia

    Mr Rastislav Rejdovian

    Member

    Vacant

    Alternate

  • United Kingdom

    Mr David Beaumont

    Member

    Vacant

    Alternate

  • European Comission

    Ms Paraskevi Michou

    Member

    Mr Matthias Oel

    Member

    Mr Rob Rozenburg

    Alternate

    Mr Olivier Onidi

    Alternate

Observers

 
  • Switzerland

    Mr Beat Meister

    Observer

  • Iceland

    Mr Jónas Pétursson

    Observer

  • Liechtenstein

    Vacant

    Observer

  • Norway

    Ms Lise Nilsen

    Observer

  • Eurojust

    Mr Nick Panagiotopoulos

    Observer

  • Europol

    Mr Luis de Eusebio

    Observer