Governing Board

The Governing Board is the main decision-making body of the FCH JU.


All three members of the FCH JU are represented on the Governing Board: 

The Governing Board has overall responsibility for the operations of the Joint Undertaking: implementation of activities, approval of the annual implementation plan, budget, accounts and the balance-sheet; approval of the list of selected project proposals, etc.

The Governing Board's decisions to date.

The current members of the Governing Board are: show/hide the members section


For the Hydrogen Europe:

  • GB Chair: Raphaël Schoentgen, ENGIE
  • Didier Pfleger, Alstom   
  • Valérie Bouillon-Delporte, Michelin
  • Andreas Frömmel, FuelCell Energy Solutions GmbH
  • Nils Aldag, Sunfire
  • Denis Thomas, Hydrogenics Europe NV


For the European Commission:

  • GB Vice- chair: Ruxandra Draghia-Akli, Deputy Director-General of DG RTD
  • Tudor Constantinescu, Principal Advisor to the Director General for DG ENER
  • Herald Ruijters, (Acting) Director Transport Networks, DG MOVE


For the N.ERGHY Research Grouping:

  • Laurent Antoni, CEA, Chair of the N.ERGHY Research Grouping

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Laurent Antoni, CEA- LITEN

Valérie Bouillon- Delporte, Michelin

Tudor Constantinescu, EC, Principal Advisor to the Director General for DG Energy

Ruxandra Draghia- Akli, EC, Deputy Director-General of DG RTD

Andreas Frömmel, FuelCell Energy Solutions GmbH

Walburga Hemetsberger, EU Representation Office of VERBUND AG

Didier Pfleger, ALSTOM

​Herald RUIJTERS, EC, Director, DG MOVE, Directorate B - Investment, Innovative & Sustainable Transport

Denis Thomas, Hydrogenics Europe NV