The ESVS gathers more than 2,700 members including 70% surgeons and 27% trainees. 81% of the membership comes from Europe. Members are medical specialists involved in the care and treatment of patients suffering from vascular disease. They meet in an Annual General Meeting (AGM). Members receive benefits against an annual membership fee.

Executive Committee

The Society’s governing body is the ESVS Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is composed of 9 members: the President, the Secretary General, the Treasurer, the President Elect, the Deputy President Elect, the EJVES Editor in Chief, the EJVES Vascular Forum Editor in Chief, the Academy Committee Chair and the EVST Secretary. The Executive Committee meets at least three or four times a year to discuss all issues related to the running of the Society including strategic priorities, activities, finances, communications, marketing, administration, etc.

PresidentProf. Mauro Gargiulo
Secretary GeneralProf. Maarit Venermo
TreasurerDr. Pirkka Vikatmaa
President-electProf. Philippe Kolh
Deputy President-electProf. Ian Loftus
EJVES Editor in ChiefProf. Florian Dick
EJVES Vascular Forum Editor in ChiefDr. Melina Vega de Ceniga
Academy ChairDr. Ramon Vila Coll
EVST RepresentativeDr. Stefano Ancetti


The Executive Committee is supported by the Council which acts as advisory and control body.  Councillors are elected representatives from each European country that has more than 10 members. The Council also includes representatives from non-European countries having more than 20 members, in an observer capacity.  Council meets twice a year: in spring and in connection to the ESVS Annual Meeting.

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:

Australia and New ZealandDr. Irwin MohanNetherlandsDr. Barend Mees
AustriaProf. Afshin AssadianNorwayProf. Beate Rikken Lindberg
BelgiumProf. Frank VermassenPolandDr. Stanislaw Przywara
BulgariaDr. Nikolay MihaylovPortugalDr. José Daniel Brandão Fernandes
CroatiaProf. Predrag PavicRomaniaDr. Adrian Muresan
CyprusProf. Neophytos ZambasRussiaDr. Petr Lepilin
FinlandProf. Eva SaarinenSerbiaProf. Aleksandar Tomić
FranceProf. Jean-Baptiste ElixèneSlovakiaDr. Julius Janek
GermanyProf. Bernhard DorweilerSouth AfricaDr. Dirk Le Roux
GreeceProf. Miltiadas MatsagkasSpainDr. Jose Antonio del Castro Madrazo
HungaryProf. Peter SotonyiSwedenDr. Joakim Nordanstig
IndiaDr. Robbie GeorgeSwitzerlandDr. Sebastien Déglise
IrelandMr. Adrian O’CallaghanTurkeyAssoc. Prof. Suat Doganci
ItalyProf. Fabio VerziniUkraineProf. Andrii Nykonenko
LebanonDr. Julien SfeirUnited KingdomMr. Jonathan Boyle
LuxembourgDr. Dirk Grotemeyer

Members of the Council, ExCo and the ESVS office, London, April 2019