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 Election Timeline

Friday 15 November 2019
Deadline for applications

Friday 17 January 2020
First slate validation and Nominating Committee announcement

Monday 24 February 2020
Final slate announced by the Nominating Committee

Monday 1 June 2020
Start of the electronic vote

Friday 26 June 2020
Electronic vote closed

Saturday 4 July 2020
Results published on the ESC website

*In case of inconclusive results, a second round will be conducted by electronic voting between 31 July 2020 and 21 August 2020 since the ESC Congress 2020 will be a digital event.

Further information about a possible second round of voting will be circulated to the voting delegates and ESC Constituent Bodies only in the case of inconclusive results of the ESC elections.

ESC Elections

2020-2022 ESC Board, Nominating Committee and Audit Committee

The voting process for the ESC 2020 Elections voting began on Monday, 1 June 2020 at 8 AM, ended on Friday, 26 June 2020 at 6 PM (Paris time) and was supervised by a bailiff. The vote for the 2020-2022 term of the ESC Board has been concluded and results are now available.


The ESC would like to express its thanks to all those healthcare professionals who stood for election, volunteered to give their time and lead this unique society and drive forward scientific research, education, congresses and advocacy programmes that support our mission to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease. 

Prof. Jeroen J. Bax FESC
Chairman of the ESC Nominating Committee 2018 – 2020

RESULT OF THE 2020 ESC ELECTIONS - Newly elected officers


  • Franz Weidinger (Austria) 


  • Thomas Lüscher (United Kingdom)

Vice Presidents (3 positions)

  • Francesco Cosentino (Sweden)
  • Silvia Priori (Italy)
  • Petar Seferovic (Serbia) 

Councillors (6 positions)

  • Stefan Agewall (Norway) 
  • Lina Badimon (Spain)
  • Victoria Delgado (Netherlands)
  • Dan Gaita (Romania) 
  • Massimo Piepoli (Italy)
  • Susanna Price (United Kingdom)

Nominating Committee (12 positions)

(6 positions representing the National Cardiac Societies and 6 positions representing the ESC Associations, ESC Councils and ESC Working Groups)

National Cardiac Societies
  • Andrzej Budaj (Poland) 
  • Mikko Pietilä (Finland) 
  • Stein Samstad (Norway) 
  • Udo Sechtem (Germany) 
  • Rafael Vidal Perez (Spain) 
  • Robert Xuereb (Malta)
Associations, Councils & Working Groups
  • Raffaele de Caterina (Italy)
  • Jean-Philippe Collet (France) 
  • Ian Graham (Ireland) 
  • Kristina Haugaa (Norway)
  • Imo Hoefer (Netherlands)
  • Jozef Kautzner (Czechia)

Audit Committee (1 position)

  • Antonio Peliccia (Italy)