Management Advisory Committee

Under Article 10(1) of the European Patent Convention (EPC), the President manages the European Patent Office, and is responsible to the Administrative Council for the Office's activities. In managing the Office, the President is assisted by a body known as the Management Advisory Committee (MAC), in particular in ensuring the effectiveness of the Office's activities, the implementation of the Office's strategy and the long-term sustainability of its operations. Moreover, the President may seek the MAC's advice when contemplating strategic or other important decisions.

The President presides over the MAC and appoints its members from among the Office's senior management. The current members of the MAC are:

        President

António Campinos

        António Campinos

Vice-Presidents

Stephen Rowan, Patent Granting Process

Stephen Rowan
Patent Granting Process

Nellie Simon, Corporate Services

Nellie Simon
Corporate Services

Christoph Ernst, Legal/ International Affairs

Christoph Ernst
Legal/ International Affairs

Principal Directors

Oliver Dreute

Oliver Dreute
Chief of Staff

Aidan Kendrick, Chief Business Analyst

Aidan Kendrick
Chief Business Analyst

Luis Berenguer Giménez, Communication

Luis Berenguer Giménez
Communication

Kris De Neef, Principal Director Corporate Governance Service

Kris De Neef
Corporate Governance
Service

Laura Smith-Hewitt

Laura Smith-Hewitt
(as observer)
Internal Audit and
Professional Standards

Thomas Groffmann

Thomas Groffmann
(as observer)
Administrator of the Reserve
Funds

Laurent Germond, Employment Law and Social Dialog Advice

Laurent Germond
Employment Law and
Social Dialog Advice

Razik Menidjel, Chief Operating Officer Information and Communications Technology and (a.i.) Mobility and Mechatronics

Razik Menidjel
Chief Operating Officer Operations

Jakob Kofoed

Jakob Kofoed
Operations

Åsa Ribbe

Åsa Ribbe
Operations

Francesco Zaccà

Francesco Zaccà
Operations

Emma Ó Donnabháin

Emma Ó Donnabháin
Quality and Practice Harmonisation

Yorick Lostetter

Yorick Lostetter
Business Planning and Performance

Niclas Morey

Niclas Morey
Customer Journey and
Key Account Management

Peter Albrecht, Head of Vice-President’s Office for Patent Granting Process

Peter Albrecht
Digital Change and Business Transformation, Delivery of
SP2023

Patrick Bodart

Patrick Bodart
Opposition and Central
Formalities

Roberta Romano-Götsch, Chief Sustainability Officer

Roberta Romano-Götsch
Chief Sustainability Officer

Richard Flammer

Richard Flammer
Head of Vienna Sub-Office

Vincent Kos, Chief Financial Officer

Vincent Kos
Chief Financial Officer

Andreas Sattler

Andreas Sattler
Chief People Officer

Elodie Bergot, Chief Corporate Policies Officer

Elodie Bergot
Welfare and Remuneration

Edda Franz, General Administration

Edda Franz
General Administration

Angel Aledo Lopez, Chief Technology Officer

Angel Aledo Lopez
Chief Technology Officer

Yvan De La Fuente, Search and Patent Granting Process Products

Yvan De La Fuente
Search and Patent Granting Process Products

Diego Eguidazu Alonso, Chief Information Officer

Diego Eguidazu Alonso
Chief Information Officer

Florian Grundies, Procurement and Vendor Management

Florian Grundies
Procurement and Vendor Management

Telmo Vilela

Telmo Vilela
Co-operation and Patent
Academy and (a.i.) Patent Knowledge

Mihály Zoltán Ficsor

Mihály Zoltán Ficsor
Legal Affairs

Gilles Requena, Chief International and Legal Officer

Gilles Requena
Chief International
and Legal Officer

 

Directors

Mariya Koleva, Data Protection Officer

Mariya Koleva
Data Protection Officer

Yann Ménière, Chief Economist

Yann Ménière
Chief Economist

Patrice Pellegrino

Patrice Pellegrino
Brussels Office

Raffaella de Greiff

Raffaella de Greiff
HR Customer Engagement

Xavier Seuba

Xavier Seuba
Patent Academy
and EQE

Marco Bravo

Marco Bravo
Patent Knowledge
Promotion, PATLIB

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