PRACE welcomes new Managing Director Serge Bogaerts

On behalf of PRACE, Prof Dr Anwar Osseyran, director of SURFsara and Chair of the PRACE Council is delighted to welcome Serge Bogaerts (MSc) as the new Managing Director of PRACE aisbl. Serge will support the transition to PRACE 2 in his new full-time role. As Secretary of the PRACE Council he already gathered extensive knowledge of PRACE.

Serge Bogaerts was officially appointed as Managing Director of PRACE aisbl on Friday 28 October 2016 during a meeting of the PRACE Board of Directors (BoD). Serge Bogaerts currently holds the function of PRACE Council Secretary and Delegate for Belgium within the scope of his position as HPC & Infrastructure manager at Cenaero, Belgium. Serge will start his work at the Brussels office of PRACE early 2017.


Serge has the right management and technical expertise we need in this important phase of PRACE. I am happy that Serge will be devoting his time fully to the leadership of the BoD. I would also like to thank his predecessor, Alison Kennedy of the STFC Hartree Centre, for her dedication and support to date and look forward to a fruitful and pleasant collaboration with Serge in the near future,” says Anwar Osseyran, PRACE Council Chair.

Left to right: Sergio Bernardi (BoD Member for Italy), Oriol Pineda (BoD Member for Spain), Anwar Osseyran (Council Chair), Serge Bogaerts (Council Secretary and Delegate for Belgium), Maria Grazia Giuffreda (BoD Member for Switzerland), Florian Berberich (BoD Member for Germany)



PRACE is currently in a transition phase to a new funding and governance model. This phase is a stepping stone towards a persistent and sustainable PRACE Research Infrastructure, and I am very much looking forward to being deeply involved in the implementation of this new phase as well as in the further development of PRACE in supporting European excellence in Science and Innovation,” stated Serge Bogaerts.

Serge Bogaerts signs his contract as new Managing Director for PRACE aisbl



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