The Society’s governing body is the Council. Councillors are elected representatives from each European country that has more than 10 members. Non-European countries with more than 20 representatives can elect a Councillor in a observer capacity. Council meets twice a year: at the ESVS annual meeting and in connection with the Charing Cross meeting in London.
The role and responsibilities of ESVS Councillors include:
- Being an ambassador and source of information about vascular surgery in their country, maintaining the link between their National Society and the ESVS.
- Active promotion of the society and working towards increasing ESVS membership in their country.
- Active participation in meetings and ESVS exercises through reporting.
- Organisation and chairing of ESVS joint sessions at their National Society meetings.
Here is the list of current ESVS Councillors:
|Austria||Dr. Jürgen Falkensammer|
|Belgium||Prof. Frank Vermassen|
|Croatia||Dr. Ivan Cvjetko|
|Czech Republic||Dr. Robert Vlachovsky|
|Denmark||Dr. Nikolaj Eldrup|
|Finland||Dr. Karoliina Halmesmäki|
|France||Dr. Simon Rinckenbach|
|Germany||Prof. Dr. Hubert Schelzig|
|Greece||Prof. Miltos Matsagkas|
|Hungary||Prof. Peter Sotonyi|
|India||Dr. Kumud Rai|
|Ireland||Mr. Brian Manning|
|Italy||Dr. Raffaele Pulli|
|Lebanon||Dr. Fady Haddad|
|Luxembourg||Dr. Dirk Grotemeyer|
|Netherlands||Dr. Marald Wikkeling|
|Norway||Dr. Beate Rikken Lindberg|
|Poland||Dr. Stanislaw Przywara|
|Portugal||Dr. José Daniel Brandão Fernandes|
|Romania||Prof Dr Mihai Ionac|
|Russia||Dr. Alexei Svetlikov|
|Serbia||Prof. Aleksandar Tomić|
|Slovakia||Dr. Julius Janek|
|Spain||Dr. Jose Antonio Del Castro Madrazo|
|Sweden||Dr Rebecka Hultgren|
|Switzerland||PD Dr Thomas Wolff|
|Turkey||Dr Cuneyd Ozturk|
|Ukraine||Prof. Ivan Gudz|
|United Kingdom||Dr. Michael Wyatt|