Hans Bruyninckx selected as new EEA Executive Director to take office 1 June 2013

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News Published 14 Dec 2012 Last modified 21 Jun 2016
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Belgian Professor Hans Bruyninckx has been selected by the EEA Management Board as the EEA Executive Director to take office from 1 June 2013. A formal offer of appointment will be made after all procedures have been finalised.

Professor Jacqueline McGlade, the EEA Executive Director, will be in office until 31 May 2013.

Brief CV: Hans Bruyninckx (born 1964) has 20 years of research experience in environmental, sustainable development and climate change policies. He holds a Masters degree in political science (Leuven University, Belgium) and a PhD in international environmental politics (Colorado State University, USA). He has carried out research and taught at Colorado State University, Canisius College, and Wageningen University (Netherlands). His current appointment is at the Catholic University Leuven, where he is professor of International and European Environmental Politics, director of the HIVA Research Institute for Work and Society, and a founding member of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies.

His main research interests concern the political and policy dynamics of societal transitions towards a low carbon, resource efficient and socially equitable future. He has been a member of advisory boards at different levels and has worked closely with policy, economic and civil society actors on these issues. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast and a sailor and enjoys the company of his family and friends.


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