As of January 1st 2022, LEAPS will have a new chair: former vice-chair Leonid (Lenny) Rivkin, Deputy Director of the Paul Scherrer Institut (CH). The symbolic LEAPS baton was handed over to him by the outgoing chair Caterina Biscari, Director of ALBA, today in Barcelona, where many LEAPS directors gathered for the last General Assembly of the year.
“It is a privilege to be part of LEAPS, which is an essential player in the responsibility we have towards the future generations for a sustainable and enjoyable world, ” commented Caterina.
Today, the General Assembly of LEAPS and a few additional LEAPS members met in Barcelona to discuss and plan LEAPS future activities.
The last two years have been challenging but, as it is often the case, from challenges comes inspiration and growth. LEAPS members have embraced these challenges together to continue to be productive and to shape the future of the European RIs landscape. “I look forward to an exciting year of activities and new projects that will strengthen the collaboration even more, “ says Lenny Rivkin, new Chair of LEAPS.
“I’d like to thank the whole community for the great work done. In particular the group of Chairs and support people to whom goes all my gratitude. I am looking forward to continuing to contribute under the chairmanship of Lenny,” continued Caterina.