Hans Jahreiss, a German national, will be appointed Acting Director bringing onboard a wealth of experience in management obtained in European and international agencies. In parallel, he will continue as Head of Administration being responsible for F4E’s procurement policy and managing the organisation’s administrative workload ranging from human resources, budget and finance, IT, logistics, legal matters and business intelligence. Prior to joining F4E, Hans Jahreiss was most recently the Administrative Director of Eurojust, the European Union’s judicial cooperation body. Before that, he was the Head of Administration at the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (ESO) in Garching and Santiago de Chile, CEO and Managing Director at GSF – Forschungszentrum für Umwelt und Gesundheit (the National Research Centre for Environment and Health), and Head of Administration, Finance & Accounting, Contracts and Procurement at the Max Planck Institute for Plasmaphysics in Garching, Berlin, and Greifswald. From 1993 to 1995, he worked as a Legal Advisor to the Head of Personnel at the European Organization for Nuclear Research - CERN - in Geneva, Switzerland; prior to that, he was Head of Facility Management and Internal Auditor at the Max Planck Institute.Hans Jahreiss holds a Doctorate in Law and Assessor Juris and has started an MBA. He also obtained a Certificate in Philosophy, a Certificat en Droit Comparé, a Pupillage with Barrister-at-Law, a Baccalaureate in Accounting and Economy, and qualified in the Special Programme in English Law. In addition to his mother tongue he speaks English, French and some Spanish.