The Supervisory Council and the Advisory Council were introduced in 2012, as part of a structural reform aimed at making governance more efficient. Both committees carry out formal governance duties for NIMD. At the same time, governance committee members are committed to lending their seniority, expertise and status to NIMD as it executes its work. The role of both committees is laid out in NIMD’s constitution.

The Supervisory Council, composed of independent professionals, carries ultimate responsibility for NIMD and oversees its activities. Supervisory Council members are independently elected to time-limited terms, according to a profile system that ensures a balanced composition of background experience and specific managerial and policy skills. The Supervisory Council appoints the Executive Director.

All members of the Council , including the Chair, operate independently. They are selected and appointed according to the skills and competences they can bring to the organization. The Supervisory Council currently has six senior members but the number can vary from four to eight.

The current composition of the Council is:



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