One of the most important tasks of the council of the European Mathematical Society that convened at the Humboldt University in Berlin during the weekend 16/7-17/7 2016 was the renewal of the EMS executive committee (EC).
Volker Mehrmann (Berlin; 2017-18) and Armen Sergeev (Moscow; 2017-20) were elected as new vice-presidents of the society by a vast majority of the delegates.
It was much more difficult to determine the composition of the members at large of the EC for the next four years. Thirteen renowned mathematicians stood as candidates for election, and two rounds of voting were necessary to come to the conclusion that the following five were selected by the 80 voting delegates:
Betül Tanbay (Istanbul), Vicente Muñoz (Madrid), Beatrice Pelloni (Edinburgh), Stefan Jackowski (Warsaw), and Nicola Fusco (Naples).
President Pavel Exner, treasurer Mats Gyllenberg and secretary Sjoerd Verduyn Lunel will continue to serve the EMS in these capacities until 2018.