EAES Executive Board

The Executive Board consists of 10 members, of which the President, the immediate Past President, the President Elect, the Secretary General, the Internal Auditor and the Treasurer, are responsible for the daily business of the association.

The President chairs the EAES Executive Meetings and the meetings of the Annual General Assembly in addition to representing the association to the outside world. The Secretary General is responsible for the administration and the Treasurer for all financial matters. The Internal Auditor provides an internal control system. These Board members fulfill their duties continuously throughout their term of office.

EAES Executive Board 2017 – 2019

Jaap bonjer

Prof. Hendrik Jaap Bonjer
VU Medical Center
Department of Surgery
De Boelelaan 1117
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands


President Elect
Prof. Andrea Pietrabissa
Professor of Surgery Director,
Chirurgia Generale Seconda Department of Surgery
University of Pavia – Italy


Immediate Past President
Prof. Eduardo Targarona
Professor of Surgery
Hospital Santpau
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Mas Casanovas 90, 4ª plta.
08041 Barcelona, Spain

Nicola di lorenzo

General Secretary
Prof. Nicola Di Lorenzo
Department of General Surgery
Università di Roma Tor Vergata
Roma, Italy

Catalin Copaescu

Prof. Catalin Copaescu
Ponderas Hospital
Minimal Invasive Bariatric & GI Surgery
Zagazului no 4E Bloc A App A20
014261 Bucharest

ahlberg gunnar

Internal Auditor
Prof. Gunnar Ahlberg


Editor EAES website & media
Prof. Dr. Ramon Vilallonga
Endocrine-Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Unit. Robotic Surgery
EAC-BS Center of Excellence
Vall d’Hebron Hospital, Barcelona
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona


Chairman Technology Committee
Prof. Alberto Arezzo
Department of Surgical Sciences
University of Turin
Corso Achille Mario Dogliotti, 14
10126 Turin, Italy

Chairman Education & Training Committee
Prof. Marek Šoltés
1st Department of Surgery
University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik
Tr. SNP 1
040 11  Košice
Slovak Republic

Francis Nader

Chairman Research Committee
Prof. Nader Francis
Concultant Colorectal surgeon
Yeovil District Hospital
Yeovil, UK

Chair Program Committee
Prof. Dr. Nicole D. Bouvy
Department of Surgery
Maastricht University Medical Center
Maastricht, The Netherlands

Prof. George Hanna, Congress President

Editor in Chief Surgical Endoscopy
Prof. George Hanna
Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology
Imperial College
London, UK

Past Presidents:

Prof. Jacques Périssat (1990-1993)
Prof. Hans Troidl (1993-1995)
Prof. Sir Alfred Cuschieri (1995-1997)
Prof. Jean Mouiel (1997-1999)
Prof. Alberto Montori (1999-2001)
Prof. Wolfgang Wayand (2001-2003)
Prof. Jack Jakimowicz (2003-2005)
Prof. Gerhard Buess (2005-2007) †
Prof. Antonio Lacy (2007-2009)
Prof. Abe Fingerhut (2009-2011)
Prof. Karl Fuchs (2011-2013)
Prof. Mario Morino (2013-2015)
Prof. Eduardo Targarona (2015-2017)

Current President:
Prof. Jaap Bonjer (2017-2019)