International Advisory Board

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

Gertrud Humily

Henri Conze

Peter Bertalanffy

Friedrich Schneider

Gertrud Humily

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)
FRANCE/AUSTRIA

Henri Conze

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,
FRANCE

Peter Bertalanffy

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,
AUSTRIA

Friedrich Schneider

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.
GERMANY



Heinz-Ulrich Schmidt

George Leitmann

Gilles Le Brishoual

Gilles de France

Heinz-Ulrich Schmidt

Former Head of unit “Universities of Applied Sciences” at the Federal Ministry for Science and Research, Bonn
Former Director General “Science and Research”
Ministry of Science, Research and Cultural Affairs, Potsdam /Brandenburg (1995-2005)
GERMANY

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

George Leitmann

Former Director of International Programs, Associate Dean for International Relations etc.
Special Adviser to the Dean University of Berkeley, California, USA

Gilles Le Brishoual

Manager of the GE4 from 1997 to 2004
Senior, presently senior civil servant at the Dep. of Defense, FRANCE

Gilles de 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.



George Cautherly

Steve Silwa

Tony Kausal

Alberto Oleaga

George Cautherly

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.
HONG KONG

Steve Silwa

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.
USA

Tony Kausal

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.
USA

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.

Alberto Oleaga

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.
SPAIN

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.



Colette Kreder

Jane Daniels

Claude Maury

Rosa Marina de Brito Meyer

Colette Kreder

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”
FRANCE

Jane Daniels

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.



Carlos Ezcurra

Miguel Sarni