The Ge4 International Advisory Board gathers former and present professors, politicians, political scientists and industrialists who were involved with Ge4 in one or another way. It offers advice and guide to the Ge4 Executive Direction, is keeping informed of new activities and can provide suggestions and help based on the long international experience of the members. The members are invited to the annual conferences and are in permanent contact to the Executive Direction through their President
President of the IAB, Co-founder of the GE4, and its Executive Director from 1996 to 2012
Former Director for International Education at the Department of Defense, Paris, France
Served as International Chair at the DAU (Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, USA)
Founder of the GE4 in 1996 and its President up to 2012
Former DG (Délégué Général) of DGA, Direction Générale de l’Armement, Department of Defense,
Industrialist: Former owner and CEO of EBW Emil Bertalanffy Werke (pharmaceutical products)
Member of the Advisory Board of UNITECH, Kirchdorf, Austria
International working relations in many countries,
Former professor in Measurement and Control Systems) at TU Munich. From the very creation of GE4
representative of his university and member of the GE4 Administration Board.
International Exchanges beside GE4: the CDHK (Chinese-German-University-College) at Tongji-University Shanghai.
Gilles Le Brishoual
Gilles de France
Former Head of unit “Universities of Applied Sciences” at the Federal Ministry for Science and
Former Director General “Science and Research”
Ministry of Science, Research and Cultural Affairs, Potsdam /Brandenburg (1995-2005)
QA-expert: implementation in Bologna action lines (national and international), national and international experience in developing QA standards (e.g. East-Africa) and accreditation criteria (Germany; Georgia; Albania), etc., conducting accreditation procedures (national and international; on program and institutional level); Consultancy (Schmidt-Consult) of private HEIs
Former Director of International Programs, Associate Dean for International Relations etc.
Special Adviser to the Dean University of Berkeley, California, USA
Manager of the GE4 from 1997 to 2004
Senior, presently senior civil servant at the Dep. of Defense, FRANCE
Founder and President of 2FRANCE MARINE SAS. 2FRANCE MARINE is the owner of the wellknown TA840
radar level gauge.
Former Managing Director, Enraf Auxitrol Marine – SAS (EAM)
Member of the Board of Management of the Enraf division (oil & gas activities) of Delft Instruments Former Managing Director, Systems & Sensors Division and member of the management board, AUXITROL S.A. (subsidiary of ESTERLINE Technologies – Seattle) etc.
Born in Hong Kong, the fifth generation of his family
to have lived and worked in China. After education
in the UK, George returned to Hong Kong in 1964
to pursue a career which involved marketing and
distributing medical devices and pharmaceuticals to
healthcare professionals. In the late 1970s he
established his own enterprise. Initially the focus
was on marketing and distributing medical devices
and pharmaceuticals in Hong Kong, followed with
expansion into the China market. Is also a
shareholder and director in a number of other
biotech companies based in Hong Kong and
Mainland China. George was awarded an Honorary
Doctorate of Business Administration by Edinburgh
Napier University, United Kingdom in 2006 and has
been Chairman of the Edinburgh Napier University
Hong Kong Scholarship Trust since 1997. He was
awarded an OBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s 2008
Birthday Honours for services to public policy
development in Hong Kong.
Entrepreneur and CEO in marketing and distributing medical devices and pharmaceuticals in Hong Kong, followed with expansion into the China market, expanded later to manufacturing, setting up facilities to produce diagnostic reagents kits and pharmaceuticals in China for both local and international markets. Chairman of the Edinburgh Napier University Hong Kong Scholarship Trust since 1997.
Dr. Sliwa started his career at NASA working on
aircraft design, optimization, and spacecraft
controls. He progressed into management roles at
NASA and next served as VP of Product
Development for Integrated Systems, a Silicon
Valley start-up. Dr. Sliwa was then elected
president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
and served from 1991 to 1998. He was the CEO of
Insitu Inc., a drone developer that was sold to
Boeing in 2008. He is now the CEO and Founder
of Seeq, a software start-up in the process industry
sector. Dr. Sliwa has engineering degrees from
Princeton University, George Washington University, and Stanford University. He has a
business degree from Stanford University.
President of BAK IV International Consulting, which
provides management support, comparative
government studies, industry analysis, strategic
planning, management training and support to
government and defense organizations.
Retired from the Senior Executive Service, he has provided support to companies such as Anteon, DSD Labs, Intecs International, as well as the Air Force, OSD, the Government of Taiwan and the Defense Acquisition University (DAU). He held a variety of positions in the government to include the Competition Advocate General of the Air Force and the Air Force Acquisition Chair at the DAU. He also served in 2001 as the first Senior Professor for International Acquisition Affairs at the Center for Higher Education in Armaments (CHEAr), in Paris, France.
Dr. Alberto Oleaga is currently Associate Professor
of Physics at the Faculty of Engineering in Bilbao,
Spain (University of the Basque Country UPV/
EHU), as well as Erasmus Mundus local
coordinator for Engineering Programmes.
He was Vicedean for International Relations at the Faculty of Engineering between 2005 and 2013, being in charge of all the International Exchange Programmes with more than 100 universities all over the world (Erasmus, GE4, GlobalE3, “Latin America”, 25 Double Degree programmes, special programmes), raising the participation rate of students from 8% to 28% along that period. He is now the local coordinator of 4 Erasmus Mundus programmes focused on Engineering in which UPV/ EHU takes part: eASTANA, EWENT, ACTIVE and PANTHER and serves as International Consultant at UPV/EHU. He has several publications on the management of Double Degree Programmes and has taken part in many International Conferences making presentations on matters related to International Relations and Education. He is also an expert in Quality of Management of International Programmes, having achieved for his Faculty the ISO9011:2008 standard in 2011.
Rosa Marina de Brito Meyer
Former directrice of a French Grande Ecole
Former CEO, Founding Member of the network of
female associations “Demain la parié”, Founding
Member of the association “Femmes et Sciences”
Jane Daniels is a consultant, researcher, speaker and author who has spent most of her professional life as an advocate for women in engineering and the sciences. Acknowledging the importance of international education and the advantages which GE3 could offer to female engineering students, Jane brought Purdue University into the organization in the early years of its existence.