Organisational structure, roles and responsibilities

Board Members

Mona Alkhawajah
(Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

Raed Al Roughani
(Kuwait)

Member Executive Committee

Thomas Berger
(Austria)

Alexey Boyko
(Russia)

Lou Brundin
(Sweden)

Andrew Chan
(Germany)

Florian Deisenhammer
(Austria)

Irina Elovaara
(Finland)

Paolo Gallo
(Italy)

Nikolaos Grigoriadis
(Greece)

Member Executive Committee

Hans-Peter Hartung
(Germany)

Ralf Linker
(Germany)

Celia Oreja-Guevara
(Spain)

Member Executive Committee

James Overell
(UK)

Carlo Pozzilli
(Italy)

Maura Pugliatti
(Italy)

Sven Schippling
(Switzeland)

Treasurer Executive Committee

Finn Thorup Sellebjerg
(Denmark)

Maria Pia Sormani
(Italy)

Vincent Van Pesch
(Belgium)

Bart Van Wijmeersch
(Belgium)

President Executive Committee

Patrick Vermersch
(France)

Member Executive Committee

Bassem Yamout
(Lebanon)

Member Executive Committee

Tjalf Ziemssen
(Germany)

The Board

  1. The Foundation shall be governed by a Board consisting of at least three members without limitation of number (Board members).
  2. As Board members only active multiple sclerosis researchers and practitioners are permissible.
  3. Members are proposed in writing by other Board members.
  4. Unless decided otherwise upon appointment, Board Members are appointed for a term of five years. A Board member can serve more than one term.
  5. The Board decides with simple majority of votes validly given on the admittance of Board members.
  6. Board membership is highly personal and cannot be transferred nor be acquired through hereditary succession.
  7. The Board may elect a president, a vice-president and a treasurer from among its ranks. The term of an elected president, vice-president and a treasurer shall not exceed two consecutive terms of 2 years.

Executive Committee

  1. The Board may elect an Executive Committee.
  2. The members of the Executive Committee shall be elected by the Board members of the Foundation at a Board Meeting.
  3. The Executive Committee consists of at least 3 natural persons.
  4. The president, vice-president and treasurer of the Foundation are ex-officio members of the Executive Committee.
  5. The treasurer oversees the financial activities of the Foundation, including needed audits, etc.
  6. The Executive Committee is charged with managing the association and decisions are taking by simple majority. If in any deliberation there is an equal number of votes, the president‘s vote is preponderant.

Operational and Project management

  1. The daily operational and project management is done by SEAUTON BVBA, appointed by the Board of Directors at its establishment meeting (21th June 2015, Berlin).
  2. The daily operational and project management can purchase expert services with third parties (fe. scientific communication,…).

Bylaws

The bylaws of ParadigMS Private Foundation can be downloaded here.

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