ABOUT The European e-Skills Association is an international not-for-profit organisation under Belgian law. EeSA was founded in June 2007 with the support of then Vice-President of the European Commission Guenther Verheugen, and has evolved from a consortium known as the e-Skills ILB to a broad stakeholder organisation that is commited to e-Skills in Europe, and to working with other major stakeholders in the drive towards growth, innovation and promoting skills in Europe.
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GOVERNANCE

EeSA is governed by its members through the General Assembly (GA) and the Board of Directors (BoD). The BoD is the executive body of EeSA. Two co-Chairs lead both the GA and BoD.

Executive Committee

EeSA also has an Executive Committee (ExCom), as well as a secretariat headed by the EeSA General Manager Mr. Andrea PAROLA, in charge of day-to-day management of EeSA, based in Brussels.

The Excom led by the co-Chairs steers EeSA policies and supports the BoD in carrying out their tasks and priorities. This committee consists of 3 - 5 Board Directors (or their delegates). The General Manager of EeSA is an ex officio member of the Excom.

EeSA members are invited to take on or are assigned specific tasks and commitments in line with the EeSA Vision and Mission.

Members of the EeSA ExCom are as follows:

  • EuroCIO  – Mr. Freddy Van den Wyngaert
  • CERTIPORT – Ms. Fiona FANNING
  • Oracle – Mr. Danny Gorris
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors (BoD) is entrusted with carrying out EeSA’s tasks and objectives, as well as maintaining control of member obligations in accordance with set priority actions. The BoD is composed of high-level executives, chairmen, CEOs, presidents, and/or vice-presidents of member organisations. The BoD meets in-person at least three times per year, one of which is in preparation of the annual General Assembly.

Members of the EeSA Board of Directors are as follows:


Mr. Freddy Van den Wyngaert
Eurocio
Mr. Danny Gooris
Oracle
Mr. Fabrizio Porrino
FacilityLive
Ms. Fiona Fanning
Certiport
Mr. Piotr Pluta
Cisco Systems
Ms. Chiara Mainolfi
APMG International