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CESSDA Main Office

CESSDA Main Office

CESSDA Main Office is the operational hub of the European Research Infrastructure. It coordinates activities carried out jointly with its Service Providers, supports meetings of the General Assembly, the Scientific Advisory Board and the Service Providers’ Forum. It sets up and manages the technological backbone of its products and services, runs joint EU and internal projects, and communication activities.

Director

Ron Dekker

Ron Dekker

ron.dekker@cessda.eu

Ron is chief executive officer and legal representative of CESSDA. His main responsibilities are leadership of the organisation and the team, responsibility for relations with members, service providers, external relations and corporate communication.

Chief Operations Officer

Ivana Ilijašić Veršić

Ivana Ilijašić Veršić

ivana.versic@cessda.eu

Ivana's main responsibilities include operational oversight of administration and finances at CESSDA, overall coordination and supervision of external (EU) and internal (work plans) projects for CESSDA, as well as coordination of CESSDA working groups.

Chief Technical Officer

Carsten Thiel

Carsten Thiel

carsten.thiel@cessda.eu

Carsten is in charge of CESSDA's technical roadmap and strategy, including the design of all technical aspects of the infrastructure as well as a sustainable model for its long-term operation by Main Office and Service Providers.

Executive Assistant

Nina Bakanova

Nina Bakanova

nina.bakanova@cessda.eu

Nina is responsible for administrative duties: managing the agenda and the major dossiers of the Director, arranging and coordinating meetings for CESSDA ERIC bodies, planning and organising office administration tasks. Her financial duties include following up the workflow in the electronic financial system and preparing financial reconciliation and reporting.

Senior Communication Officer

Eleanor Smith

Eleanor Smith

eleanor.smith@cessda.eu

Eleanor is responsible for all communications and public engagement activities for CESSDA. Eleanor also supports CESSDA’s Service Providers in their communication activities.

Chief Information Officer

Van My Tieu

Van My Tieu

van.tieu@cessda.eu

Van plans, establishes, oversees, coordinates and performs financial management of projects as well as the budget and accounts of CESSDA. She cooperates with the Senior Project Manager on financial reporting for EU and similar projects.

Senior Project Manager

Martina Draščić Capar

Martina Draščić Capar

martina.drascic@cessda.eu

Martina is responsible for planning, establishing and coordinating CESSDA's ongoing EU projects and oversees the implementation of CESSDA Work Plan Tasks. She monitors project outputs, internal resources and third parties, as well as coordinates the preparation and submission of project proposals.

Senior Project Manager

Vanja Komljenović

Vanja Komljenović

vanja.komljenovic@cessda.eu

Vanja is responsible for planning, establishing and coordinating CESSDA's ongoing EU projects and implementation of CESSDA Work Plan Tasks. She monitors project outputs, internal resources and third parties, as well as coordinates the preparation and submission of project proposals.

Cloud Platform Delivery Director

John Shepherdson

John Shepherdson

john.shepherdson@cessda.eu

John deals with matters relating to the specification, delivery and enhancement of the cloud-based CESSDA technical infrastructure. He also leads the Technical Working Group and liaises with other relevant platform providers to explore possible synergies

Technical Officer

Joshua Tetteh Ocansey

Joshua Tetteh Ocansey

joshua.ocansey@cessda.eu

Joshua is responsible for maintaining, supporting and documenting the CESSDA infrastructure, including the CESSDA services and the highly productive development, test and production environments.

Technical Officer

Matthew Morris

Matthew Morris

matthew.morris@cessda.eu

Matthew is responsible for maintaining, supporting and documenting the CESSDA infrastructure, including the CESSDA services and the highly productive development, test and production environments.

Project Manager

Panagiota Starida

Panagiota Starida

panagiota.starida@cessda.eu

Panagiota is responsible for the daily management of ongoing projects. She helps with administrative tasks, project proposals, grant management, internal resources and third parties. She assists in the creation and maintenance of project documentation.