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Now with over 5,500 members from all over the world, EASL is an influential international organisation. It attracts the foremost hepatology experts as members and has an impressive track record in promoting research in liver disease, supporting wider education, and promoting changes in European liver policy.

Leadership & Governance

Management Committee

The Management Committee is the body which advises the Governing Board, prepares the Governing Board’s agenda and discussions and oversees the implementation of the strategy and decisions of the General Assembly and the Governing Board, that are not exclusively covered by the Scientific, the Educational or the Policy, Public Health and Advocacy Committees.

The Management Committee is constituted of:

Secretary General

Aleksander Krag

MD, PhD, MBA, Professor and Head of Hepatology, Odense University Hospital, Denmark


Debbie Shawcross

MBBS PhD FRCP Professor of Hepatology and Chronic Liver Failure, Institute of Liver Studies, King’s College London


Francesco Negro

Divisions of Gastroenterology and Hepatology of Clinical Pathology, University Hospital of Geneva

Massimo Pinzani

Institute for Liver and Digestive Health University College London

Chair of the Scientific Committee

Tobias Böttler

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endocrinology and Infectious Diseases University Hospital Freiburg, Germany

Educational Councillor

Sven Francque

EASL Educational Councillor
Chairman of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology of the University Hospital Antwerp and Full Professor of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Antwerp

Public Health Councillor

Maria Buti

Professor of Medicine. Liver Unit, Hospital General Universitari Valle Hebron, Barcelona.

External Affairs Councillor

Francesco Paolo Russo

Associate Professor of Gastroenterology at the University of Padua

Internal Affairs Councillor

Ahmed Elsharkawy

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Executive Director

Ben Hainsworth

EASL Executive Director
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