Governing Council

HIMSS Europe is completely independent and is overseen by an independent Governing Council, which helps to steer its strategic direction, providing content expertise and keeping an oversight of the organisation’s activities. It also appoints member-based work groups that have delegated responsibility to assist management in the execution of operational strategies, to support the development and promotion of other HIMSS Europe solutions and services, develop governance roles, procedures and practices to ensure an effective governance and oversight body. HIMSS’ Individual Members are invited to put themselves forward for election as Governing Council members.

  • Elena Bonfiglioli

    Elena Bonfiglioli

    Managing Director Health Industry, Public Sector, EMEA
    Microsoft, Belgium

  • Peter Gocke

    Peter Gocke

    Chief Digital Officer, Charité


  • Jean-Francois Goglin

    Jean-Francois Goglin

    National Advisor SIS,



  • Conchita Hofstade

    Conchita Hofstade

    Manager of the Expertise Center

    Nictiz, the National Competence Center for eHealth


  • Uta Knöchel

    Uta Knöchel

    Chief Technology Officer and Member of the Executive Board



  • Mark O'Herlihy

    Mark O'Herlihy

    Managing Director EMEA, IBM Watson Health

  • Nard Schreurs

    Director for eHealth and smart tech
    IKT, Norway

  • Merik Seven

    Merik Seven

    Senior Manager, Life Science and Health(care) | IT strategy
    Deloitte, the Netherlands

  • Elena Sini

    Humanitas Research Hospital, Italy

  • Mette Maria Skjoth

    Mette Maria Skjoth

    Senior Project Manager, PhD, Postdoc hos

    Odense Univ Hospital and Univ of Southern Denmark


  • Gürhan Zincircioglu

    Gürhan Zincircioglu

    MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, CIO/CMIO
    Tire Public Hospital, Turkey