Board of Governors

The Board of Governors (Conseil de Gouvernance) decides on the University’s general strategy and policies and oversees the University’s activities. It comprises 13 voting members. Eleven members are appointed by the Government, two of whom are proposed by the University Council. The Head of the Staff Delegation and the Head of the Student Delegation are also voting members of the Board of Governors. The University Rector and the Government Commissioner participate in meetings of the Board of Governors in an advisory capacity.

Members of the Board

Board of governors

For the period from 1 December 2018 to 30 November 2023:

  • Yves Elsen, Managing Director and CEO of HITEC, Chair of the Board
  • Kristín Ingólfsdóttir, President em. of the University of Iceland, Vice-Chair of the Board
  • Yvonne Flour, Professor em. and former Vice-President of the Board of the University Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris 1
  • Michel Goedert, Group Leader at Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology at Cambridge and Honorary Professor em. at the University of Cambridge
  • Gérard Hoffmann, CEO and Managing Director of Proximus Luxembourg S.A.
  • Paul Lesch, Director of the Centre national de l’audiovisuel
  • Claudine Moulin, Professor at the University of Trier
  • Virginie Mucciante, President of the staff delegation (for the duration of her elective mandate)
  • Anke Müßig, Professor at the University of Luxembourg
  • Joana Patricia Pereira Cardoso, President of the Student Delegation (for the duration of her elected mandate – from 1 September 2023)
  • Georges Steffgen, Professor at the University of Luxembourg
  • Jeannot Trampert, Professor at the University of Utrecht
  • Sandra Visscher, Director of the Luxembourg Committee for UNICEF

Participants without voting rights:

  • Jens Kreisel, Rector
  • Léon Diederich, Government Commissioner

General Secretariat:

  • Massimo Malvetti, Secretary-General
  • Anne Christophe, Deputy Secretary-General

Assisting the Board of Governors


The main role of the Secretary-General to the Board of Governors is to integrate the concept and functioning of the Board into the University and at the same time to liaise and ensure cohesion between the Board and the Rectorate. This involves working closely with the Rectorate and the members of the Board of Governors. The primary tasks of the Secretary-General are:

  • to draw up and manage the agendas of meetings in close collaboration with the Chairman of the Board and the Rector
  • to prepare and examine the topics to be discussed at plenary meetings and at Board committee meetings
  • to manage the agendas of Board meetings, which are closely linked to the agendas of meetings of the University Council
  • to keep a record of decisions taken by the Board and communicate these decisions to the University community, thereby preserving the University’s institutional memory
  • to write a report for each meeting of the Board
  • to liaise between the Chairman and the members

  • Massimo Malvetti

    Secretary-General to the Board of Governors

  • Anne Christophe

    Deputy Secretary-General to the Board of Governors