PRESS RELEASE

ECB appoints Anne-Sylvie Catherin as Director General Human Resources

14 April 2016
  • Anne-Sylvie Catherin to become Director General Human Resources
  • Appointment effective as of 1 September 2016 at the latest

The European Central Bank (ECB) is to appoint Anne-Sylvie Catherin, 46, as Director General Human Resources. She will take up her new role at the latest on 1 September 2016 and will report to Michael Diemer, Chief Services Officer.

Ms Catherin currently heads the Human Resources Department of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, where she has worked since 1996 in managerial and professional positions. Before joining CERN, she worked as a Legal Advisor for the International Labour Organization Administrative Tribunal in Geneva and as a Humanitarian Officer for the Centre for Peace and anti-war actions, a non-governmental organisation, based in Zagreb, Croatia.

The ECB has split the budget and human resources functions to create a Directorate General Human Resources and a Directorate General Budget and Finance, following a review of its organisational set-up. Together with the Directorates General Administration and Information Systems, the four areas fall under the direct responsibility of the Chief Services Officer.

Michael Diemer said: “Anne-Sylvie’s extensive experience in the development of a strategic human resources function and at intergovernmental organisations will be invaluable to the ECB. I look forward to working with her to attract and retain the best talents. As a trained lawyer, she has spent her professional career building up an impressive set of skills and knowledge that will serve the ECB well in its future development.”

For media queries, please contact Eva Taylor, tel.: +49 69 1344 7162.

Media contacts