Board of Directors of the Royal Higher Institute for Defence
The Board of Directors is the highest body of the Royal Higher Institute for Defence. It defines the Institute’s policy and reports to the Minister of Defence. The Board establishes the strategy, and defines and evaluates the research programmes of the Ministry of Defence.
As defined in the Ministerial Decree of 20 January 2014 , modified by the Ministerial Decree of 11 January 2022, the Board of Directors is composed of members coming from the Ministry of Defence and the civil society.
The chairman, vice-chairmen and members of the civil society are appointed by the Ministerial Decree of 11 January 2022.
The Board of Directors is composed as follows:
Mr. Dominique DEMONTÉ, Chairman
Lieutenant General Marc THYS, Vice-chairman
Baron Derrick-Philippe GOSSELIN, Vice-chairman
Lieutenant General Jean-Paul CLAEYS
Lieutenant General Frédéric GOETYNCK
Medical Lieutenant General Pierre NEIRINCKX
Major General Aviator Frederik VANSINA
Major General Vincent DESCHEEMAEKER
Division Admiral Yves DUPONT
Ambassador Hugues CHANTRY
Mr. Yvan DE MESMAEKER
Mr. Luc GENNART
Mr. Jean-François LETULLE
Ms. Annelies VERSTICHEL
Mr. Sven BISCOP