ESMO Council

The ESMO Council supports and advises the Executive Board and proposes strategic topics for discussion at the annual strategy meeting.  

Full details about the composition, tasks and responsibilities and the meetings are detailed in Article 21-23 of the Bylaws.


The ESMO Council is composed of the following members:

  • The members of the Executive Board
  • Chairpersons of the Permanent Committees
  • Chairperson of the Nomination Committee
  • Editors-in-Chief of Journal titles owned by ESMO
  • Up to 5 additional Council members appointed by the Executive Board (optional)

ESMO Council 2019

Josep Tabernero, Spain - President (2018-2019)
Solange Peters, Switzerland - President-Elect (2018-2019) / Women for Oncology Committee Chair
Fortunato Ciardiello, Italy - Past-President (2018-2019) / Membership Committee Chair
Andrés Cervantes, Spain - Director of Education / Educational Committee Chair
Paolo Casali, Italy - Director of Public Policy / European Policy Committee Chair
Fatima Cardoso, Portugal - Director of Membership
Giuseppe Curigliano, Italy - Nomination Committee Chair
Ravindran Kanesvaran, Singapore - Asia Pacific Public Policy Committee Chair
Elisabeth de Vries, Netherlands - Cancer Medicines Committee Chair
Dirk Arnold, Germany - Compliance Committee Chair
Evandro de Azambuja, Belgium - Fellowship Committee Chair
Rosa Giuliani, United Kingdom - Global Policy Committee Chair
George Pentheroudakis, Greece - Guidelines Committee Chair
Marina Garassino, Italy - National Societies Committee Chair
Pilar Garrido, Spain - Press & Media Affairs Committee Chair
Emile Voest, Netherlands - Publishing Committee Chair
Guillem Argilés, Spain - Young Oncologists Committee Chair
Fabrice André, France - Editor-in-Chief Annals of Oncology
Christoph Zielinski, Austria - Editor-in-Chief ESMO Open
John Haanen, Netherlands - Editor-in-Chief Immuno-Oncology Technology
Susana Banerjee, United Kingdom - Council Member
Rolf Stahel, Switzerland - Council Member

Last update: January 2019