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Matthias Kollatz-Ahnen, EIB Vice-President from October 2006 to December 2012 ©EIB

On the basis of a nomination from the Federal Republic of Germany, the Board of Directors decided on 22 September 2006 to submit the candidature of Dr Matthias Kollatz-Ahnen to the Board of Governors for the post of Vice President and Member of the Management Committee, to succeed Mr Wolfgang Roth.

The written procedure inviting the Board of Governors to vote on this proposal was launched on 26 September 2006.

The decision to appoint Dr Matthias Kollatz-Ahnen was taken on 11 October 2006, the date on which the requisite majority of votes was reached. Dr Matthias Kollatz-Ahnen has therefore been appointed as Vice President and Member of the Management Committee.

The Board of Governors also conferred the title of Honorary Vice President on Mr Wolfgang Roth.