Recruitment – GÉANT Association Chief Executive Officer

The GÉANT Association is the leading collaboration on network and related infrastructure and services for the benefit of research and education, contributing to Europe’s economic growth and competitiveness. Key activities of the association include planning, procuring, building and operating large-scale, advanced international high-speed networks (including the 500 Gbps pan-European GÉANT network) and other e-infrastructure services as well as providing practical support for members, researchers and other partners to collaborate, innovate, share knowledge and agree on policies and strategies. More information about its activities can be found at
The GÉANT Association (a not-for-profit organisation) was formed on 7 October 2014 from two separate organisations, DANTE and TERENA, which each started over 20 years ago. GEANT Association membership includes all European National Research and Education Networks. It is legally established in the Netherlands and day-to-day operations are carried out by the association’s staff (100 FTE), based in Amsterdam (NL) and Cambridge (UK).
The GÉANT Association is now seeking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer. This role is crucial for the future development of the association and the strengthening of networks and related services for the benefit of research and education. The Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for maintaining and further developing strong relationships with National Research and Education Networks and the European Commission and with other partners. The individual appointed to this role will be an ambassador for the association and offer strategic leadership and vision. The Chief Executive Officer will have responsibility for day-to-day operations and the management of major international collaborations.
Candidates should have a strong track record in working with multiple stakeholders in an international environment and in partnership and consensus building. They should have experience gained at a senior level with a high-tech organisation and have exceptional communication and leadership skills. Demonstrable experience of securing public funding and working with regulatory frameworks at a national and EU level is essential. Strong management skills are essential and candidates should bring the ability to build and mentor diverse teams.
Please apply online at where more information can be found. All applications will receive an initial automated response.
If you would like an informal and confidential discussion about the CEO position, please contact one of the following at Odgers Berndtson:
Stefan Ciecierski – tel: +44 20 7529 3088; or Richard Heeks – tel: +44 20 7529 1040.
Source: GÉANT Association