Board of Advisors

Le Comité des Sages

Austria

Dr. Erhard Busek

Chairman of Institute for the Danube region and Central Europe (IDM)

Dr. Erhard Busek
  • Rector 
Salzburg University of Applied Sciences
  • Coordinator 
Southeast European Cooperative Initiative (SECI)
  • President 
Vienna Economic Forum (VEF)
  • President
 European Forum Alpbach (EFA)
  • Special Co-ordinator of the Stability Pact for SEE (2001 – 2008)
  • Special Representative of the Austrian Government 
for the Enlargement of the European Union (2000 – 2001)
  • Vice Chancellor Republic of Austria (1991 – 1995)
  • Minister for Education (1994 – 1995)
  • Minister for Science and Research (1989 – 1994)
  • Deputy Mayor and City Councillor – City of Vienna (1978 – 1987)
  • Member of Parliament (1976 – 1978)

Croatia

Mr. Stjepan Mesic

Former President of Republic of Croatia 2000 – 2010

Mr. Stjepan Mesic
  • President of the Republic of Croatia (2000 – 2010)
  • President of Croatian Parliament (1992 – 1994)
  • Croatian member of Yugoslav collective presidency (1990 – 1991)
  • President of the first democratic Government of Croatia (1990)
  • Member of “Croatian spring” movement (1970)
  • Member of Croatian Parliament (1965)
  • Graduated at the Law Faculty at the University of Zagreb (1961)

Russia

Dr. Yuri Hohlov

Chairman of the Board of Directors
 Institute of the Information Society

Dr. Yuri Hohlov
  • Chairman, Editorial Board – Information Society Journal (Russia)
  • Independent Director – National Infocommunication Holding, Kazakhstan
  • Member, Future of Government Global Agenda Council – World Economic Forum
  • Coordinator ICT Applications, eGovernment Subgroup – World Summit on the Information Society, C7 Action Line
  • Chairman Expert – Council
 Russian e-Development Partnership
  • Vice-Chairman, High Level Expert – Advisory Group Council
 Information Society Development
  • Founder and Chairman of the Board – 
Institute of the Information Society, Russia (1998)
  • Deputy Director – 
Russian State Library (1996)
  • Co-Creator, Director, ICT Department – Russian Foundation for Basic Research, a national science foundation (1993)