28 New ELI Council Members Elected


ELI Fellows elected 28 new Members to the ELI Council on 8 September 2021.

2021 is election year at ELI. In February, the ELI Council already elected the incoming ELI President Pascal Pichonnaz, Vice-Presidents Lord John Thomas and Anne Birgitte Gammeljord, and Treasurer Pietro Sirena, who took on 8 September 2021 for a term of two years.

Further, ELI Fellows elected 28 new Council Members for a four-year term. The results were revealed at the closing ceremony of ELI's Annual Conference on 8 September 2021.

ELI wishes to congratulate the following newly elected Council Members and wishes them the very best during their terms:

  • Despoina Anagnostopoulou, Greece
  • Susanne Augenhofer, Austria
  • Lorena Bachmaier Winter, Spain
  • Ewa Bagińska, Poland
  • Başak Başoğlu, Turkey
  • Sarah Bechaalany, Switzerland
  • Robert Bray, Belgium
  • Christoph Busch, Germany
  • Valentina Calderai, Italy
  • Mario Comba, Italy
  • Paul Craig QC (Hon), United Kingdom
  • Nada Dollani, Albania
  • Christiana Fountoulakis, Switzerland
  • Laura Guercio, Italy
  • Gianluca Grasso, Italy
  • Geraint Howells, Ireland
  • Francisco Javier Jiménez Muñoz, Spain
  • Bernhard Koch, Austria
  • Xandra Kramer, the Netherlands
  • Matthias Lehmann, Austria
  • Piotr Machnikowski, Poland
  • Maria Rosaria Maugeri, Italy
  • Francesco Paolo Patti, Italy
  • Barbara Pozzo, Italy
  • Marta Santos Silva, Belgium
  • Tamás Szabados, Hungary
  • Ivan Tot, Croatia
  • Sir Geoffrey Vos, United Kingdom

The newly composed Council will elect the Executive Committee’s three innominate members at its first meeting of 15 September 2021.

We are immensely grateful to all the candidates that ran and hope that those who were not elected are not discouraged from serving in ELI in other capacities or from running in future elections. Our gratitude also goes to all the ELI Fellows that exercised their votes in this important election and to Returning Officer (and Speaker of the ELI Senate) Reinhard Zimmermann for overseeing the elections.