​Cathrin Stӧver appointed Vice Chair of EOSC Executive Board

Cambridge, UK, Amsterdam, NL | 23 November 2018

GÉANT is delighted to report that Cathrin Stӧver has been appointed Vice Chair of the EOSC Executive Board, announced today at the launch of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) during an event hosted by the Austrian Presidency of the European Union at the University of Vienna. 

The Executive Board – Chaired by Karel Luyben of the University of Delft – will guide the EOSC towards operationalisation, ensuring it fully serves the research community. 

Cathrin states, “I am very honoured to be working with the EOSC Executive Board over the next two years towards the implementation of the EOSC. It is great to see that several European National Research and Education Networks [NRENs] are also represented in the EOSC Governance Board. Setting up the EOSC will require enthusiasm, collaboration and pragmatism and I look forward to working closely with the projects and stakeholders to achieve this goal.” 

Today’s announcement, made by Jean-Eric Paquet, Director General DG RTD, was part of a series of presentations and panel sessions to demonstrate the importance of EOSC for the advancement of research in Europe and introduced the new EOSC Portal which provides access to data, services and resources.

About Cathrin Stӧver, Chief Collaboration Officer, GÉANT

With more than 20 years of experience working in global telecommunications and the roll-out of network infrastructures across various continents, Cathrin is a highly effective global team leader, successfully working across borders and cultures in complex multi-dimensional projects. With superior levels of cultural awareness and inter-personal skills, she builds rapport at first encounter and delivers passionate messages about otherwise dry roll-outs of infrastructures, focusing on the benefits and opportunities. Cathrin is committed to collaboration and knowledge sharing and transfer as well as inclusive team building based on a foundation of mutual trust.

Cathrin has belonged to the GÉANT team since 1997, holding various positions as the organisation has grown and developed, always with a specific focus on growing the geographic reach of the GÉANT network and the deepening of the global R&E collaboration for the benefit of the global research and education community. 

Having lived and studied in Germany, the UK, the US, France and Spain, Cathrin and her family now enjoy life in Amsterdam.