Authorities


Executive Board

CONICET is managed by a Board that comprises eight members and a President who is appointed by the National Executive Power.

The President is proposed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology and the rest of the board are selected from shortlists presented by the National Executive Power. They are:

  • Four shortlists elected by active researchers of each of the great areas of knowledge: Social Sciences and Humanities; Biological and Health Sciences, Exact and Natural Science; and Agrarian, Engineering and Material Sciences.
  • A shortlist proposed by the Universities Council, according to Law Nº 24.521.
  • A shortlist proposed by the organizations that represent the industry.
  • A shortlist proposed by the organizations that represent the agricultural sector.
  • A shortlist proposed by the top organisms responsible for the science and technology of the governments of the provinces and the city of Buenos Aires.

The members of the Board hold their position and half of them are renewed every two years.

The Board selects two vice-presidents from its members, one from Scientific Affairs and another from Technological Affairs. The president and the vice-presidents occupy their position for two years and can be reelected by another consecutive period only once.

Decree 1661/96

presidente CONICET

Dr. Miguel Ángel Laborde

Vice-president of Technology Affairs who is in charge of CONICET Presidency.

Miguel Laborde became president of CONICET on September 1st 2019. He has worked as Vice-president of Technology Affairs since 2015, when the Area of Agrarian, Engineering and Material Sciences elected him as a member of the Board. 

He holds a degree in Chemistry, minor in Technology and a PhD in Chemical Sciences, minor in Chemical Technology of the National University of La Plata. Besides, he was a full professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). Currently, he is Professor emeritus of UBA and CONICET Senior Researcher.

He has conducted technological developments for national and International companies. Furthermore, he has published more than 80 studies in international journals, and is the co-author of two national patents. He led and co-led nine PhD theses and is author and editor of four books on renewable energies and hydrogen.

He is member of the Y-TEC Board, the company formed by CONICET and YPF. He was appointed as member of the National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences. In 2015, the Argentine Society of Catalysis gave him the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award on Catalysis.’

Resolution 2019-2087 APN-DIR#CONICET

Dr. Mario Martín Pecheny Foto

Dr. Mario Martín Pecheny

Vice-president of Scientific Affairs

He was elected by the Great Area of Social Sciences and Humanities. He holds a degree in Political Sciences by the University of Buenos Aires and a PhD in Political Sciences of the University of Paris III, France. Besides, he is a full professor of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires.

Decree 371/2019

Dr. Alberto Rodolfo Kornblihtt Foto

Dr. Alberto Rodolfo Kornblihtt

Director

He was elected by the Great Area of Biological and Health Sciences. He has a degree in Biological Sciences and a PhD in Chemical Sciences of the Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires (FCEN-UBA). Besides, he is a full professor of FCEN-UBA.

Decree 371/2019

Dr. Francisco Antonio Tamarit Foto

Dr. Francisco Antonio Tamarit

Director

Elected in representation of the Council of Universities. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the Faculty of Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics from the National University of Cordoba. Besides, he has a PhD in Physics from the Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas (CBPF/CNPq).

Decree 409/15 – 03/16/2015

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Dr. Roberto Daniel Rivarola

Director

Elected by the area of Exact and Natural Sciences. He has a Bacherlor’s degree in Physics from the National University of Rosario, and is docteur de Troisième Cycle en Physique, and Docteur d’État es Sciences de la Université de Bordeaux I, France. Besides, he is the director of the Institute of Physics Rosario.

Decree 481/18 – 05/24/2018

Dr. Graciela Ciccia Foto

Dr. Graciela Ciccia

Director

Representative of the area of Industry. She holds a PhD in Pharmacy and Biochemistry from the University of Buenos Aires. She specializes in public-private connection for the development of technological and ongoing projects, and for the monitoring of bio-economic entrepreneurships.

Decree 93/17 – 02/08/2017

Dr. Carlos José Van Gelderen Foto

Dr. Carlos José Van Gelderen

Director

He represents the agricultural area. He is veterinarian graduated at the University of Buenos Aires. He specializes in technical cooperation projects of animal health, food safety and institutional strengthening of health care.

Decree 1241/15 – 06/29/2015

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Eng. Tulio Abel Del Bono

Director

He represents the science and technology organisms of the provincial governments and CABA. Graduated from the National University of Cuyo, he is an Engineer in Electromechanics and has an MBA in Organization Business by the University of Valparaíso, Chile, minor in Human Resources Management.

Decree 2349/15 – 11/05/2015