The Secretary has the responsibility to uphold the legal requirements of running the Society and support the Executive Committee and Administrative Office in administrative matters.

Term of office

  • The period of office is four years and the Secretary is not eligible for immediate election to the same position.
  • During a period of four months prior to taking office the newly elected Secretary will serve as non-voting supernumerary member of the Executive Committee.
  • At the conclusion of his/her term of office, the outgoing Secretary remains a non-voting supernumerary member for four months.

Eligibility criteria

  • Active EAS member with demonstrated understanding of EAS structure and function.
  • Regular attendance at EAS meetings.
  • Persons who hold leadership positions as paid employees within conflicting industry or other international organizations/societies with competing interest with the EAS, are not eligible to stand/be nominated.


  • To serve the EAS mission, contribute to the development and implementation of the EAS strategic plan, including;
    • Participate in three face to face meetings & three virtual calls per year with the Executive Committee.
    • With the other Society Officers, responsibility to plan the Society’s annual budget.
    • Collective responsibility for the Society’s finances with other Executive Committee members.
    • Participation in the Society’s General Assembly at Congress, check minutes from the General Assembly and other relevant meetings for accuracy.
  • Each Society Office holder, including the Secretary, has Power of Signature for the Society.
  • Uphold the Code of Conduct, Code of Ethics, and other EAS policies.
  • To be willing and able to devote a significant portion of their professional time to work for the EAS, including travel commitments.
  • To supervise and ensure compliance with ethical standards.


  • Legal knowledge
    Understanding legal requirements relevant to running a society, including compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Organizational skills
    Effectively managing and organizing documents, meetings, and administrative processes.
  • Internationally recognized
    An excellent scientific record in Atherosclerosis research, and be a high-profile expert in his/her field.
  • Communication skills
    Strong proficiency in both written and spoken English, and as a public speaker.
  • Experience in organizational leadership
    Proven track record in running an organization, such as a hospital department, laboratory, or research group.
  • Leadership roles
    Previous experience as chair or leader of a National Society, EAS Committee or another national or international professional organisation.

Personal Characteristics

  • Attention to detail
    Given the legal and administrative nature of the role, meticulous attention to detail is crucial to ensure accuracy and compliance.
  • Team collaboration
    Collaborating with the Executive Committee and Administrative Office to ensure smooth administrative processes.
  • Adaptability
    Being adaptable to changes in administrative processes and legal requirements.
  • Integrity and discretion
    Handling sensitive information with integrity and exercising discretion in matters requiring confidentiality.
  • Ethical integrity
    Upholds strong moral values and integrity.

Desired skills

  • Should have good network connections and working relations with major players in the field at international level (scientific societies, pharmaceutical companies etc.)