Executive Director and programme office

The Executive Director and the Programme Office are in charge of the day-to-day management of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking.

The Executive Director is the legal representative of the FCH JU. He is the chief executive responsible for the implementation of the Joint Undertaking, in accordance with the decisions of the Governing Board.

Bart Biebuyck was appointed ED as of 16.05.2016.

The Executive Director is supported by the team of the Programme Office.  Under the responsibility of the Executive Director, the Programme Office is in charge of the daily management of the Joint Undertaking and executes all its activities, from project management to financial matters and communication.

The key responsibilities of the Programme Office are:

  • Organisation of the calls for proposals, selection of projects and management of funding;
  • Management of the R&D agenda of the Joint Undertaking in coordination with members and other stakeholders;
  • Communication on the Joint Undertaking and fuel cell and hydrogen technologies.

The Programme Office team is composed of 27 staff members.

Organisational Chart 

Former FCH JU Executive Director

Bert De Colvenaer (2010 - 2015)