Structure and Organization - Governance Boards

General Assembly

 

The General Assembly is responsible for appointing the members of the various Governing Boards. It also formulates decisions concerning the establishment, the incorporation or devolution, the merger and dissolution of research entities belonging to Fraunhofer Portugal and decisions concerning amendments to its Statutes.

The General Assembly is composed by representatives of Fraunhofer Portugal’s founding and ordinary associates. The founding associates nominate the President (nominated by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) and Vice-President (nominated by CCILA) of the General Assembly. Ordinary associates are natural persons or legal entities who wish to support the work of Fraunhofer Portugal. Honorary members may also be appointed from among the research staff and patrons of Fraunhofer Portugal in recognition for outstanding services to the organization. At the moment Fraunhofer Portugal doesn’t have any ordinary or honorary associates.

 

President of the General Assembly

Frank Treppe

 

Corporate Strategy and International Affairs Director at Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft  

Supervisory Board

 

The Supervisory Board controls and advises the members of the Executive Board and comments proposals of the Executive Board submitted to the General Assembly.

The Supervisory Board is currently composed by:

President of the Supervisory Board

Georg Rosenfeld

 

Member of the Executive Board of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Vice-President of the Supervisory Board

João Paulo Oliveira

 

Member of the Executive Board of The Navigator Company

Supervisory Board Member

Alexander Michaelis

 

Director of Fraunhofer IKTS

Supervisory Board Member

Paulo Simões

 

Member of the Executive Board of Sonae SR, SGPS, SA

Supervisory Board Member

Steffen Schudt-Pialat

 

Member of the Executive Board of Volkswagen Autoeuropa

Executive Board

 

The Executive Board is responsible for the daily management of Fraunhofer Portugal, being their members the legal representatives of the organization. The Executive Board defines and executes the organization’s research policy, its business development strategy and financial plans. It also negotiates the obtainment of institutional funding and decides how it is going to be distributed among its research centers and projects.

The Executive Board is currently composed by:

President of the Executive Board

Liliana Ferreira

 

Executive Director of Fraunhofer Portugal

Executive Board Member

Pedro Almeida

 

Group Leader of NBD & Finance of Fraunhofer Portugal

Executive Board Member

Berthold Butscher

 

Senior Consultant of Fraunhofer FOKUS

Scientific Advisory Council

 

The Scientific Advisory Council is a non-executive, internal consultive organ of Fraunhofer Portugal, providing recommendations and statements to the remaining governing boards.

The Scientific Advisory Council competences are defined as:

> Issuing recommendations concerning research and human resources policy;

> Issuing statements of opinion concerning the planning, budgeting and annual report of Fraunhofer Portugal’s activities;

> Issuing statements of opinion regarding member appointment for the governing boards;

> Issuing statements of opinion concerning other matters other governing boards decide to submit to their appreciation;

> Issuing proposals regarding other aspects related to the activities of Fraunhofer Portugal.

The Scientific Advisory Council is composed by all the researchers developing their activity within Fraunhofer Portugal research establishments that possess a PhD degree.

Currently, the Scientific Advisory Council is composed by:

President of the Scientific Advisory Council

Ana Correia de Barros

 

Head of Human-Centred Design at Fraunhofer AICOS

Member of the Scientific Advisory Council

Filipe Soares

 

Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer AICOS

Member of the Scientific Advisory Council

Filipe Sousa

 

Head of Connected Things at Fraunhofer AICOS

Member of the Scientific Advisory Council

Francisco Nunes

 

Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer AICOS

Member of the Scientific Advisory Council

Hugo Gamboa

 

Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer AICOS

Member of the Scientific Advisory Council

Inês Sousa

 

Head of Intelligent Systems at Fraunhofer AICOS

Member of the Scientific Advisory Council

Maria Vasconcelos

 

Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer AICOS

Member of the Scientific Advisory Council

Rui Castro

 

Group Leader of R&D at Fraunhofer AICOS

Member of the Scientific Advisory Council

Waldir Júnior

 

Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer AICOS

Fiscal Board

 

The Fiscal Board is responsible for the verification of the financial statements of Fraunhofer Portugal, guaranteeing the consistency and quality of the financial information provided by the Executive Board to Fraunhofer Portugal’s associates and other relevant stakeholders.

The Fiscal Board consists of three members and includes an official chartered accountant (Revisor Oficial de Contas). Its members are appointed by the General Assembly.

Currently, the President of the Fiscal Board is:

President of the Fiscal Board

José Coutinho