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New Council

During the General Assembly at E-AHPBA 2019 Congress in Amsterdam the Nominating Committee presented the proposed succession plan for the Council and Committees which were approved by the E-AHPBA members.

Along with the appointment of the new President, the Executive Committee also saw the creation of two new elect positions, Secretary General-Elect and Treasurer-Elect. These positions were introduced to provide communication and consistency within key roles across terms of service.

The Executive Committee members for the term 2019-2021 are detailed below:

President Kevin Conlon Dublin, Ireland
Past-President Christos Dervenis Athens, Greece
President Elect Ajith Siriwardena Manchester, United Kingdom
Secretary General Xavier Rogiers Ghent, Belgium
Treasurer Rowan Parks Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Secretary General-Elect Roberto Salvia Verona, Italy
Treasurer-Elect Maximilian Bockhorn Hamburg, Germany


The Council Members-at-Large and Ex-Officio members for the term 2019-2021 are detailed below:

Member-at-Large Roland Andersson Lund, Sweden
Member-at-Large Ahmet Coker Izmir, Turkey
Member-at-Large Michelle De Oliveira Zurich, Switzerland
Member-at-Large Isabella Frigerio Peschiera del Garda, Italy
Member-at-Large Hauke Lang Mainz, Germany
Member-at-Large Stefan Stättner Innsbruck, Austria
Member-at-Large Andres Valdivieso Bilbao, Spain
Member-at-Large Giedrius Barauskas Kaunas, Lithuania
Audit Committee Chair Andrea Frilling London, United Kingdom
Communications Committee Chair John Devar Johannesburg, South Africa
Education Committee Chair Wojciech Polak Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Innovation & Development Committee Chair Moh’d Abu Hilal Southampton, United Kingdom
Membership Committee Chair Krzysztof, Zieniewicz Warsaw, Poland
Programme Committee Chair Marc Besselink Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Scientific & Research Committee Chair Mickael Lesurtel Lyon, France


E-AHPBA would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all Council and Committee Members that completed their term of office and have stepped down from their positions. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to the works of E-AHPBA and we hope to have your continued support as a valued member of the Association.

Congratulations is also due to all those who earned places on various Committees and we look forward to working with you in your respective area to drive forward the work of the Association. The full Committee listings can be viewed here.

The E-AHPBA is committed to include motivated and innovative individuals in the leadership of the Association with a strong desire to promote young HPB professionals covering the broad field of HPB diseases. Each term the Nominating Committee of the E-AHPBA circulates a call for Committee volunteers. This year the response rate was fantastic, however due to limited vacancies within the committee structure only 50% of the applicants were able to be appointed. The E-AHPBA Nominating Committee were delighted with the response and would encourage all those that were unsuccessful to consider re-applying next term. Further information regarding applications will follow in due course via the E-AHPBA website.

The E-AHPBA Council and Committees look forward to working with our members in the coming term.

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