The European Foundation Centre (EFC) has announced that its chief executive, Dr Gerry Salole, will retire in 2020 after leading the organisation for 15 years.
EFC Chair Massimo Lapucci shared that, ‘The success of the EFC and where it finds itself today, its 30th anniversary year, is deeply connected to the dedication and work of Gerry and his guidance over the years. I wish him all the best for his future endeavours in his much deserved retirement.’
In Alliance magazine’s feature on the EFC’s 30th anniversary, former vice-president at the Ford Foundation, Barry Gaberman, praised Gerry’s involvement in improving the content of EFC’s offering to members. ‘One of the things that I think Gerry did was professionalise the EFC in terms of the content of its meetings – plenary sessions, breakout sessions were more content-rich after he took over.’
The EFC has begun their search for a new chief executive, and hoping the new leader builds on a ‘strong legacy of the past, but more importantly future-proofing the organisation and the sector in a fast-changing world.’
For more read Alliance magazine’s interview with Gerry Salole from the September 2016 Issue: