Permanent Scientific Committee

The main task of the Permanent Scientific Committee (PSC) is the development of IFA's scientific programme. The PSC selects the topics and supervises the planning and implementation of the scientific work of the Association. For further details on the appointment, functioning and organisation of the PSC please refer to Article 28 of the Articles of Association.

Composition of the Permanent Scientific Committee for the period 2021-2022

The Permanent Scientific Committee consists of a Chair, two Vice Chairs and a number of committee members who are nominated by the Nominations Committee and appointed by the General Assembly.


Robert Danon (Switzerland)

Vice Chairs

Georg Kofler (Austria)
Miranda Stewart (Australia)










Jesper Barenfeld (Sweden)
Pat Brown (USA)
Nico Derksen (Singapore)
Caroline Docclo (Belgium)
Sjoerd Douma (Netherlands)
Daniel Gutmann (France)
Johanna Hey (Germany)
Pascal Hinny (Switzerland)
Angelo Nikolakakis (Canada)
Anders Nørgaard Laursen (Denmark)
Yoon Oh (Republic of Korea) 
Casey Plunket (New Zealand)
Pranav Sayta (India)
Jonathan Schwarz (United Kingdom)
Francisco Selame (Chile)
Fernando Serrano Antón (Spain)
Xiong Wei (China PRC)
Masao Yoshimura (Japan)
Adam Zalasiński (Poland)

Extra invited

Jean-Blaise Eckert (Switzerland), Secretary General
Pasquale Pistone (Netherlands) Academic Chairman of IBFD; ex officio
Maikel Evers (Netherlands), YIN Representative
Pascal Saint-Amans (OECD); ex officio
Benjamin Angel (European Commission); ex officio
Michael Lennard (UN); ex officio










Additionally invited for the preparation of the Annual Congresses in:

2022 Rudolf Mellinghoff (Berlin, Germany)
2023 Ricardo Rendon (Cancun, Mexico)
2025 João Nogueira (Lisbon, Portugal)


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