Board Members


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

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Dr. Ana María Franchi

President of CONICET

Ana Franchi became president of CONICET on December 19th 2019. She is a CONICET senior researcher and Director of the Centro de Estudios Farmacológicos y Botánicos (CEFYBO, CONICET-UBA).
She has a degree and a PhD in Chemical Sciences of the ‘Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires’ (UBA). Her research subject is Reproductive Health focused on physiopathology of pregnancy and birth. She specialized in the situation of women in Science and Technology institutions. She has published more than 160 articles in scientific journals with peer review. She has directed three doctoral theses.

Franchi is the president of the ‘Argentine Network of Gender, Science and Technoloy’ (RAGCyT in Spanish) and member of the group Argentine Science and Technology (CyTA). She was the president of the Argentine Society of Clinical Research, coordinator of the ‘Technical Committee of Evaluation of the Program of Quality of Life and Economic and Social Development and of the Committee of Medical Sciences II of the FONCYT of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. She worked as a member of the National Evaluation Committee of Health, Science and Technology (SACyT) of the Ministry of Health of Argentina.

Decree Nº 58/2020

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Dr. Roberto Daniel Rivarola

Vice-president of Technology Affairs

Elected by the Great Area of Exact and Natural Sciences. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Physics given by 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 President of the Commision for Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. He was president of the Argentine Physics Association and Director of Institute of Physics Rosario, CCT CONICET Rosario and the School of Exact and Natural Sciences of the UNR.

Decree 481/2018
Resolution 637/2020

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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
Resolution 1653/2019

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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

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Dr. Miguel Ángel Laborde

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 914/2017

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Dr. Graciela Ciccia

Director

Representative of the area of Industry. She holds a PhD in Pharmacy and Biochemistry given by 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

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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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Dr. Luz Marina Lardone

Director

Elected to represent the scientific and technological agencies of the provincial governments and CABA. She holds a PhD in ‘Studies of Society and Culture’ -specialized in the production of scientific and technological knowledge and power relationships-, a master’s degree in ‘Scientiae en Comunicación’ both from the ‘University of Costa rica’ and a degree in Social Communication given by the ‘University of La Plata.’

Decree 681/2020

 

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Dr. Félix Daniel Nieto Quintas

Director

He was elected to represent the Universities Council. He holds a degree in Physics, Master in Surfaces and Porous Media Sciences, PhD in Physics at the National University of San Luis.

Decree 730/2019

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