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Board of Directors

2018 - 2020

At ESSO 38 in Budapest, Hungary, Tibor Kovacs (Surgical Oncologist at Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London) took over presidency of the society from Professor Santiago Gonzalez-Moreno (Medical Director MD Anderson Cancer Center Madrid, Spain).
The General Assembly elected a new President-elect, Prof. Domenico D'Dugo (Italy), a new Treasurer, Prof. Michel Rivoire (France), and new Board members, Geerard Beets (Netherlands) and Beate Rau (Germany).

For information on the roles and responsibilities of the board please read this document.


  Tibor Kovacs (UK), Surgical Oncologist at Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London


  Domenico M. D'Ugo (IT), Professor of Surgery at Catholic University of Rome, “A.Gemelli” Medical School, Italy

  Past -President

  Santiago Gonzalez-Moreno (ES), MD Anderson Cancer Center, Madrid, Spain

  Honorary Secretary

  Marjut Leidenius (FI), Department Head, Breast Surgery Unit, Medical University Hospital Helsinki, Finland

  Honorary Treasurer

  Michel Rivoire (FR) Leon Berard Cancer Centre, Lyon, France


Education and Training Chair

Sergio Sandrucci, University of Torino, Italy

  Research Chair

  Serge Evrard (FR), The Digestive Tumours Unit, Institut Bergonié, Comprehensive Cancer Center of Bordeaux & South Western of France

  Membership Chair

  Hassan Malik (UK) University Hospital Aintree, Aintree, United Kingdom

Chair Lynda WYLD

  Public Affairs Chair

  Isabel-Teresa Rubio (SP), Director, Breast Surgical Unit, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Spain

   William Allum (UK) Consultant Upper GI Surgeon, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom

   Geerard Beets (NL), The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

   Beate Rau (DE), Charité Medical School, Berlin, Germany

  EYSAC Chair

  Laura Lorenzon (IT) Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli, Catholic University, Rome, Italy



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