Vice President

The Vice-President assists the President in running the Society. Vice-President is an elected position.

Term of office

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

Eligibility Criteria

  • Active EAS member with demonstrated understanding of EAS structure and function.
  • Previous service on the EAS Executive Committee.
  • 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
    • Collective responsibility for the Society’s finances with other Executive
      Committee members.
    • Participation in the Society’s General Assembly at Congress.
  • Each Society Office holder, including the Vice-President, 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 foster and develop future leaders of the EAS.


  • Leadership skills
    The Vice-President needs to possess strong leadership skills to assist the President in effectively overseeing the Society.
  • Organizational knowledge
    An understanding of the Society’s structure, mission, and objectives is crucial for effective support to the President.
  • 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

  • Adaptability
    Being open to changes and able to adapt to evolving situations is important in a dynamic organisational role.
  • Interpersonal skills
    Building positive relationships with fellow officers, members, and stakeholders contributes to effective teamwork and leadership.
  • Decision-making
    The Vice-President may be involved in decision-making processes, requiring sound judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Collaboration & teamwork
    • The Vice-President must work collaboratively with the President, other officers, and members to achieve the Society’s goals.
    • The ability to work as part of a team and foster a cooperative working environment.

Desired skills

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