Mariana Kotzeva

Mariana Kotzeva, Co-chair

Mariana Kotzeva has been the Director-General of Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union since 1 January 2017 and Deputy Director-General of Eurostat since July 2014. Prior to this appointment, between April 2012 and July 2014, she served as Adviser Hors Class coordinating Eurostat’s external communication and responsible for the modernisation agenda of the European Statistical System (“ESS Vision 2020”). She also managed the Methodology, IT and Dissemination Directorate (2014-2015). Before joining European Commission, Mariana Kotzeva was President of the Bulgarian National Statistical Institute (2008-2012), associated professor at the University of National and World Economy in Sofia and visiting professor at the Central European University in Budapest. She also worked on a number of World Bank and UNDP projects concerning e.g. poverty mapping, evaluation of active labour market policies and Roma integration. Mariana Kotzeva holds a doctoral degree in statistics and econometrics from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia and completed an executive education programme at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Dominik Rozkrut

Dominik Rozkrut, Co-chair

President of Statistics Poland. Graduated from School of Economics and Management at University of Szczecin (Poland). PhD in economics, statistics, econometrics time series analysis since 2003. Researcher at University of Szczecin. In 2008 – 2016 held a position of Director of Regional Statistical Office in Szczecin where conducted surveys on science, technology and innovations, information society as well as transport and communication. Considerable academic achievements and approximately one hundred scientific publications. Author/co-author of numerous scientific elaborations. Member of several intergovernmental working groups. He manages statistical cooperation with international organizations in Europe and world-wide and participates in the high-level meetings of United Nations, OECD and the European Union statistical systems.

Emanuele Baldacci

Emanuele Baldacci

Emanuele Baldacci is currently director of methodology, IT and corporate statistical services at Eurostat. From October 2011 to April 2015 he was the head of the integration, quality and research department in the Italian statistical office. Before that, he was a deputy division chief in the International Monetary Fund, a senior economist in the World Bank and also served as chief economist at SACE: the largest Italian trade finance group. He has a PhD in Demography from the Universities of Rome, Florence and Padua; he is the author of several scientific publications of fiscal sustainability, macroeconomic risk in advanced and emerging economies, population ageing and social protection and official statistics modernisation.”

Eduardo Barredo Capelot

Eduardo Barredo Capelot

Eduardo Barredo Capelot has Academic degrees in Economics and Geography by the Universities of Madrid and London, respectively, and postgraduate studies at the College of Europe, in Bruges. He has developed most of his professional career in Eurostat, where he is currently the Director for Government finance statistics (GFS) and quality. He has worked in the areas of external trade and balance of payments statistics (also at the IMF), national accounts and government finance statistics, and business statistics.

Czesław Domański

Czesław Domański

Domański Czesław is a Professor the Department of Statistical Methods in University of Lodz, Poland. His research interests are multivariate statistical analysis, construction of tests based on the runs theory and order statistics construction of statistical tables for selected non-parametric statistics based on exact distributions and recursive formulas, non-classical methods of statistical inference including the Bayes and bootstrap analysis and non-parametric inference, analysis of properties of multivariate normality tests, small area statistics, medical statistics, statistical methods on capital and insurance market, tests based on stochastic processes. Professor Domański has published more than 220 research papers in international/national journals and conferences. An author or co-author of 22 books including 15 monographs. He is an active member of many scientific professional bodies.

Henryk Domański

Professor habilitated doctor at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. In the years 2000-2012 Director of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He studies social stratification, social research methodology and international comparative research. Author or co-author of 35 books, including: “Satisfied Slave, Study on Social Inequalities Between Men and Women in Poland” (1992), “On the Verge of Convergence” (2000), “Hierarchies and social barriers in the 1990s” (2000), “Social Structure” (2007), “European Communities” (2009), “Equal Inequalities in Social Welfare” (2013), “Prestige” (2015), “Polish Middle Class” (2015). Editor-in-Chief of the magazine “Ask. Research & Methods”, devoted to sociological research methodology.

Eugeniusz Gatnar

Eugeniusz Gatnar

Eugeniusz Gatnar was graduated in economics from the Faculty of Management of the University of Economics in Katowice, Poland. In 2009 he was awarded the title of professor in economic sciences by the President of the Republic of Poland. He specializes in statistical data analysis and econometrics. He authored 170 scientific papers, including 7 scientific monographs. He had academic training in École Supérieure de Commerce de Toulouse, Arnhem Business School, University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, and University of Cambridge. Currently he chairs the Department of Economic and Financial Analysis at the Faculty of Finance, University of Economics in Katowice.  He was an adviser to the President of the National Bank of Poland (2007-2010) and then a member of the Board of the National Bank of Poland (2010-2016). Recently he is a member of the Monetary Policy Council.

Enrico Giovannini

Since 2002 he is full professor at the Rome University “Tor Vergata” and professor of Public Management at the LUISS university. He was Minister of Labour and Social Policies in the Letta Government (2013-2014), President of the Italian Statistical Institute (2009-2013), Director of Statistics and Chief Statistician of the OECD (2001-2009). He is the founder and Director of the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS). He is Senior Fellow of the LUISS School of European Political Economy, President-elected of the European Statistical Governance Advisory Board, member of the Global Commission on the future of work, member of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress (HLEG). In October 2014, the President of the Italian Republic made him “Cavaliere di Gran Croce al Merito della Repubblica”, the highest ranking honour of the Italian Republic. Over the last few years, he was Vice-president of the High Level Group on Competitiveness and Growth of the European Council, Co-Chair of the “Independent Experts Advisory Board on Data Revolution for Sustainable Development”, member of the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi Committee, President of the Global Council of the World Economic Forum on the “Evaluation of Societal Progress” and of the Conference of European Statisticians (UN Economic Commission for Europe). 


Gregorio Izquierdo Llanes

The President of the National Statistics Institute of Spain (INE) is the legal representative of the Institute. He is responsible for ensuring the compliance with the National Statistical Plan and the proper functioning of all the units of the INE.   He is also Director of the Electoral Census Office, Member of the Central Electoral Board, Chairman of the Municipal Registration Council, Vice-Chairman of the High Council on Statistics, Chairman of the Inter-ministerial Statistics Commission, Chairman of the Inter-territorial Statistics Committee, Chair of the Board of Directors of INE and Director of the official scientific journal ” Spanish Statistics”. PhD in Applied Economics from the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid. Degree in Economics and Business Studies from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid (1987-1992).


Sibylle von Oppeln-Bronikowski

Ms Sibylle von Oppeln-Bronikowski is currently Head of the strategic Department at the Federal Statistical Office of Germany (Destatis). She is responsible for strategic statistical issues, both national and European, especially related to Communication policy, Planning, Data Quality and R&D. After obtaining her diploma in economics, Sibylle joined Destatis in 1980 where she has fostered strategic innovations and developments on Quality and Communication. She has been invited to a preparatory round table in the run up to the high level conference “Power from Statistics” and co-authored an article on “new trends in communication” for an Outlook Report – the key input to this conference. Drawing on her longstanding expertise in official statistics and international affairs, Sibylle successfully co-chaired the Friends of the Chair on the implementation of the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics (FPOS) within the UN Statistical Commission. Sibylle is member of the scientific programme committee for IAOS2018 and of the advisory board on ethics of the ISI.

Jozef Pociecha

Józef Pociecha

Józef Pociecha is a full professor of statistics, demography and economics at Cracow University of Economics (CUE). For many years he served as the dean of Faculty of Management and vice-rector of CUE. He is elected member of the Committee of Statistics and Econometrics, Polish Academy of Sciences, the chairman of the Committee of Economic Sciences and Statistics, Cracow Branch of Polish Academy of Sciences and currently he serves as the President of Polish Classification Society. He is the author or co-author of 206 scientific publications. His scientific activity is concentrated on theory of statistical methods and its applications in various fields of economic and management research. Especially he is interesting in demographic investigations, theory and applications of data analysis and classification methods, probabilistic approach in auditing and bankruptcy prediction.

Aurel Schubert

Aurel Schubert

Director General Statistics of the European Central Bank and Chairman of the Statistics Committee of the European System of Central Banks. Chairman of the Contact Group on Data of the European Systemic Risk Board. Before he was for 25 year working at the Oesterreichische Nationalbank,  13 years as Director of Statistics. He is (and was) member of several Austrian and European statistical bodies. He is Honorary Professor for Economics of the University of Economics and Business in Vienna, Austria; Lecturer at several academic institutions. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of South Carolina (USA) and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Economics and Business in Vienna. Publications: The Credit-Anstalt Crisis of 1931 (Cambridge University Press), as well as over 50 articles on central banking, European monetary policy, statistics and monetary history.

Andrzej Sokołowski

Andrzej Sokolowski, Ph.D., is a full professor and Head of Department of Statistics at Cracow University of Economics. For two terms he served as vice-rector of this University. His scientific activity is concentrated on application of statistical methods in such fields as economics and management, medicine, sports, politics and music. In theoretical statistics he is interested in mathematical statistics, multivariate analysis and medical statistics. He is an author of more than 60 chapters in books and monographs, 150 scientific papers and 140 contributions at conferences. For three terms he was the President of Polish Classification Society and for more than ten years he is a member of International Federation of Classification Societies Council.

Ineke Stoop

Ineke Stoop has been the Chair of ESAC since 2014. She is Head of Methodology at The Netherlands Institute for Social Research¦SCP, a government agency which conducts research into the social aspects of all areas of government policy. She obtained her Ph.D. in social sciences from Utrecht University for a thesis on survey non-response. She is also Deputy Director Methodological of the European Social Survey. Dr Stoop is co-founder of the Dutch Platform for Survey Research, laureate of the 2005 Descartes Prize for Excellence in Scientific Collaborative Research, and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. She has taught courses on non-response, survey design and comparative surveys, and has authored articles, chapters and books on the same topics.