Matthias Kollatz-Ahnen, new member of the Management Committee
11 October 2006
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.
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.