EIT Urban Mobility is a Knowledge and Innovation Community created by the European Institute of Technology (EIT) with the mission to accelerate the transition towards sustainable mobility for more liveable cities – “Moving people, connecting communities, serving businesses and re-imaging public spaces”.
We bring together key players across the whole value chain of mobility to create end to end solutions. We facilitate collaboration between cities, industry, academia, research and innovation to solve the most pressing mobility challenges of cities with a close and integrated citizen-centric approach.
EIT Innovation Communities are dynamic and creative partnerships that harness European innovation and entrepreneurship to find solutions to major societal challenges in areas with high innovation potential and strengthen European competitiveness.
The operation is managed by the headquarters in Barcelona (Spain) and five so-called Innovation Hubs in Copenhagen (Denmark), Prague (Czech Republic), Munich (Germany), Barcelona (Spain) and Helmond (the Netherlands).
EIT Urban Mobility is governed through two legal entities, the Association and the KIC LE, a limited liability company.
The association’s General Assembly (GA) is the highest decision-making body in which all partners have voting rights while the KIC LE operates the day to day operations. The company encompasses the Supervisory Board (SB) as its main governing body and the Management Team (MT) as its main operational body.
Role of the Supervisory Board
The Supervisory Board has a supervisory and non-operational function, overseeing the activities of the KIC LE and monitoring the definition and fulfilment of the Strategic Agenda. It appoints the CEO and COO, supervises their work and makes strategic decisions that guide the organisation.
It is elected by the General Assembly of core partners and is composed of the independent chairperson, one representative from each of the Innovation Hubs and three additional partner representatives with complementary skills and experiences from across industry, academia, research and cities.
The Supervisory Board meets at least four times a year virtually or face to face for board meetings. Furthermore, work on specific topics is performed in topical committee meetings.
Role of the Supervisory Board chair
The Supervisory Board chair enables the Supervisory Board to fulfil this role by creating the conditions for productive group discussions and decision making. He/she sets the agenda, prepares briefing packages and moderates Supervisory Board meetings and represents EIT in strategic discussions with the Governing Board of EIT. The estimated time effort and expected availability of the chair is approximately 20 days per year.
Remuneration of the Supervisory Board chair
The remuneration of the members of the Supervisory Board is proposed by the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Association and determined by the General Meeting of Shareholders.
Supervisory Board chair requirements
Candidates for the Supervisory Board chair should fulfil the following conditions:
• Worked in a leadership position related to mobility or cities
• Extensive supervisory board experience
• Long-term international experience on a pan-European level
• Highly committed to the vision and mission of EIT Urban Mobility
• Well connected to high-level decision makers in Europe
• Excellent communicator with the willingness to become a forceful ambassador of EIT Urban Mobility
How to apply and deadline
To apply for this position, please submit your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 04 March 2020.