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Prof. Dr. Rolf-Dieter Heuer - Director General, CERN

Having obtained his PhD at the University of Heidelberg in 1977, most of Mr. Heuer's scientific work has been related to the study of electron-positron reaction, development of experimental techniques, as well as construction and running of large detector systems. Since January 2009 he is elected Director General of CERN. During the first two years of his mandate the LHC was brought into operation and started its successful physics runs at the high energy frontier. Prof. Heuer has been member of many scientific committees and advisory bodies where he developed his managerial skills by reviewing projects as well as evaluating staff. During his first 15 years at CERN he occupied the highest managerial positions in the OPAL experiment. As a research director at DESY he gained additional managerial experience and established numerous international contracts.