Appointment of Werner Hoyer as President and Member of the Management Committee
2 January 2012
On the basis of a nomination from the Federal Republic of Germany, the Board of Directors decided on 12 December 2011 to submit the candidature of Mr Werner Hoyer to the Board of Governors for the post of President and Member of the Management Committee, to succeed M. Philippe Maystadt, whose term of office ends on 31 December 2011 and to propose the conferral of the title of Honorary President on Mr Philippe Maystadt and of the title of Honorary Vice-President on Mr Matthias Kollatz-Ahnen.
The written procedure inviting the Board of Governors to vote on this proposal was launched on 13 December 2011.
The decision to appoint Mr Werner Hoyer was taken on 20 December 2011, the date on which the requisite majority of votes was reached. Mr Werner Hoyer has therefore been appointed as President and Member of the Management Committee, taking up his post with effect from 1 January 2012.
The Board of Governors also conferred the title of Honorary President on Mr Philippe Maystadt and the title of Honorary Vice-President on Mr Matthias Kollatz-Ahnen.
The EIB Group has stepped up its level of precaution at its headquarters in Luxembourg and in its external offices. All staff will telework as of 16 March. A small number of staff whose physical presence on EIB premises is indispensable will continue to be present on the EIB campus. The decision aims to protect the health of employees and ensure the continuity of the EIB Group’s activity.
On Wednesday the EIB identified its first case of one staff member who tested positive for corona virus.
As a precautionary measure, the EIB decided not to hold the meeting of its Board of Directors planned for Thursday 12 March in person. Decisions on the Board’s agenda will be taken by written procedure. The Bank has put in place measures to prevent disruption to its governance or operation approval schedule.
On Monday 2 March, the former President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, visited the EIB in Luxembourg on a joint invitation from the Bank, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and the Court of Auditors.