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.
Dr. Alejandro CECCATTO
On December 11th 2015 Alejandro Ceccatto, PhD in Physics from the National University of La Plata (UNLP), became president of CONICET. He is a Principal Researcher at the Council and full professor at the School of Exact Sciences, Engineering and Surveying of the National University of Rosario (UNR). During 2008-2015, he was the Secretary of Scientific and Technological Bond of the National Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation. He was also the director of the International Franco-Argentine Center of Information and Systems Sciences (CIFASIS) and the executive director of the National Research and Education Network of Argentina (INNOVA-RED). Besides, he led the Scientific and Technological Center (CCT) CONICET Rosario and the Physics Institute Rosario (IFIR), and the Rosario Institute of Research in Education Sciences (IRICE). He published more than 120 refereed articles and directed 12 doctoral theses.
Dr. Mirtha María Flawiá
Vice-president of Scientiic Affairs
Elected by the area of Biological and Health Sciences and the Faculty of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Pharmacy of the National University of Tucumán. She holds a PhD in Chemistry from the Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires.
Dr. Miguel Ángel Laborde
Vice-president of Technological Affairs
Elected by the area of Agrarian, Engineering and Material Sciences. He hold a PhD in Chemical Sciences, minor in Chemical Technology from the National University of La Plata.
Dr. Dora Barrancos
Elected by the area of Social Sciences and Humanities. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Buenos Aires; and a Master’s degree in Education from the Federal University of Minais Gerais in Brasil. Besides, she holds a PhD in History from the Unicamp, Brasil.
Dr. Francisco Antonio Tamarit
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).
Dr. Roberto Daniel Rivarola
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.
Dr. Graciela Ciccia
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.
Dr. Carlos José Van Gelderen
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.
Eng. Tulio Abel Del Bono
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.