Raymond GeorisBoard of Directors
Raymond Georis received his Doctorate in Law (1954) from the University of Louvain. He also received from the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium) a diploma in economic and political sciences in 1957. He was Secretary General of the European Cultural Foundation in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 1973 to 1995. He was the founding chairman of the European Foundation Centre in Brussels, the chairman of the Hague Club of European Foundations and Managing Director of the Madariaga European Foundation. He is the former Managing Director of the Network of European Foundations for Innovative Cooperation (NEF).
He was one of the founder members of ERAB: The European Foundation for Alcohol Research and the first Chairman of the Board of Directors. In 2009 he passed the Chair to Emeritus Professor Oliver James and became an Honorary member. The following year he was again made a full member in order to lead the Foundation’s Fumd Raising Task Force.
In 2015, he was reappointed as Chairman and served again until the appointment of Emeritus Frans Kok on 15th February 2016.