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Albert van Jaarsveld © IIASA

Albert van Jaarsveld, Director General

Albert van Jaarsveld

Director General

As Director General, van Jaarsveld is responsible for the formulation, management, and administration of all research programs and other activities at IIASA. Prior to joining IIASA, van Jaarsveld was the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, and President and CEO of the South African National Research Foundation (NRF).

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Wolfgang Lutz © IIASA

Wolfgang Lutz

Interim Deputy Director General for Science

Wolfgang Lutz brings a wealth of experience to the Deputy Director General for Science position as of 1 August 2022, in which he will provide interdisciplinary scientific leadership to the institute and ensure that IIASA continues to deliver the science-based evidence and tools decision makers need to develop informed and resilient policies.

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Christiane Pohn-Hufnagl © IIASA

Christiane Pohn-Hufnagl, Chief Operations Officer

Christiane Pohn-Hufnagl

Chief Operations Officer

Christiane Pohn-Hufnagl joined the executive team of IIASA as Chief Operations Officer (COO) on 1 July 2020. As Chief Operations Officer, Christiane Pohn-Hufnagl provides administrative leadership at the institute and ensures that IIASA researchers are supported by an operational environment that facilitates the delivery of excellent research and science.

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