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 Election Timeline

Monday 20 November 2017
Deadline for applications

Friday 19 January 2018
First slate validation and Nominating Committee announcement

Monday 26 February 2018
Final slate announced by the Nominating Committee

Monday 28 May 2018
Start of the electronic vote

Friday 29 June 2018
Electronic vote closed

Monday 9 July 2018
Results published on the ESC website

*In case of inconclusive results, a second round will be conducted at the voting bureau at the time of the ESC Congress 2018 in Munich.

ESC Elections

Term 2018-2020

2018-2020 ESC Board, Nominating Committee and Audit Committee

Following due process and meetings of the ESC nominating committee 2016 - 2018, its chairman Prof. Fausto Pinto announced the first slate of candidates for the ESC elections 2018 on Friday, 19 January 2018.

The election process concerns positions on the ESC Board 2018-2020, ESC Nominating Committee 2018-2020 and ESC Audit Committee 2018-2020.


ESC First Slate Announcement

The list of candidates is available as a pdf document here.

President Elect (2)

  • Stephan Achenbach (DE)
  • Bela Merkely (HU)

Secretary/Treasurer (2)

  • Dan Atar (NO)
  • Lina Badimon (ES)

Vice-Presidents (5)

  • Sarah Clarke (UK)
  • Cecilia Linde (SE)
  • Maddalena Lettino (IT)
  • Franz Weidinger (AT)
  • Jose Luis Zamorano (ES)

Councillors (9)

  • Branko Beleslin (RS)
  • Dan Gaita (RO)
  • David Erlinge (SE)
  • Bernard Iung (FR)
  • Stefan Gielen (DE)
  • Michael Glikson (IL)
  • Jolien Roos-Heselink (NL)
  • Julia Macherbauer (AT)
  • Zusana Motovska (CZ)

Nominating Committee (7+7)

  • Ciro Indolfi (IT)
  • Hugo Katus (DE)
  • Peter Kearney (IE)
  • Irene Lang (AT)
  • Barbara Mulder (NL)
  • Joep Perk (SE)
  • Janina Stepinska (PL)


  • Victor Aboyans (FR)
  • Hector Bueno (ES)
  • Joseph Kautzner (CZ)
  • Juhanni Knuuti (FI)
  • Philipe Kohl (BE)
  • João Morais (PT)
  • Jeremy Pearson (UK)

Audit Committee

  • Arif Elvan (NL)

According to the election timelines, the period for alternative candidate proposals is between Monday, 22 January 2018 and Monday, 19 February 2018. 

The final slate will be announced by the nominating committee on Monday, 26 February 2018.

Please do bear in your mind that the rules defined by the updated ESC statutes approved in Barcelona August 2017 should be followed by everyone, including the ESC Nominating Committee 2016-2018.

Pinto-Fausto-Official-2016.jpgProf. Fausto Pinto, FESC

Prof. Fausto Pinto, FESC
Chairman of the ESC Nominating Committee 2016 - 2018
Immediate ESC Past President

Please do not hesitate in contact us in case of doubt related with elections, open positions, candidates, rules or any other relevant information.

Contact:  Ms. Luisa Buscardini

Telephone: +351 21 000 85 00