International Solvay Institutes

Board of Directors

Paul Geerlings

 Emeritus Professor VUB

Vice-President & Treasurer

Nicolas Boel

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Solvay Group

Eric Boyer de la Giroday Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors ING Belgium sa/nv

Daniel Janssen

Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Solvay S.A.

Jean-Marie Solvay

President

Gino Baron

Emeritus Professor VUB

Secretary

Eric De Keuleneer

Former Chairman of the Board of Directors
of the ULB

Pierre Gurdjian
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ULB

Karsten De Clerck

Chairman of the Board of
Directors of the VUB

Honorary members

Franz Bingen

Emeritus Professor VUB
Former Vice president and Treasurer of the
Solvay Institutes


Philippe Busquin

Minister of State

Former European Commissioner for Research


Eddy van Gelder

Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the VUB


Jean-Louis Vanherweghem

Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ULB


Lode Wyns

Emeritus Professor VUB

Former Vice-rector for Research VUB

Former Deputy Director for Chemistry of the Solvay Institutes

 

 

Guests

Anne De Wit

Professor ULB

Scientific Secretary of the International Committee for Chemistry


Gert Desmet 

Professor ULB

Deputy Director for Chemistry


Freddy Dumortier

Secretary of the Royal Flemish Academy for Science and the Arts of Belgium


Marc Henneaux

Professor ULB

Director


Franklin Lambert

Emeritus Professor VUB


Alexandre Sevrin

Professor VUB

Deputy Director for Physics and Scientific Secretary of the International Committee for Physics


Marina Solvay

Chairwoman of the Archives Committee of the Solvay Institutes


Didier Viviers

Secretary of the Royal Academy for Science and the Arts of Belgium


 

Presidents and Directors

Ernest Solvay, his son Armand Solvay and his grand-son Ernest-John Solvay successively presided over the destiny of the International Solvay Institutes until 1958. In 1958, the Institutes were restructured with the creation of the positions of "President" and "Director".

Presidents

1958-2010: Jacques Solvay

2010-present: Jean-Marie Solvay

Directors

1958-2003: Ilya Prigogine (Professor ULB, 1977 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry)

2003: André Jaumotte (Honorary Rector and Honorary President ULB)

2004-present: Marc Henneaux (Professor ULB)