Chief Executive Officer

Ref: 6028GRA

International Center for Future Generations (ICFG)

This is a full-time position requiring visibility in the ICFG office in Brussels, Belgium area at least 3 days per week.

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Role coordinated by:

Merel Duin

Project Manager

Primary Practice Group: Social Impact and Environment

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 04/03/2024

Appointment of Chief Executive Officer:

The International Center for Future Generations (ICFG), established in 2023, is a think tank dedicated to shaping a future where decision-makers anticipate and responsibly govern the societal impacts of rapid technological change, ensuring that emerging technologies are harnessed to serve the best interests of humanity. The ambition of ICFG is to scale out and become the most impactful think-and-do-tank in these focus areas in the European Union (EU) by working with stakeholders within the EU and national governments and providing them with expertise, insights, and concrete policy suggestions.

The ICFG executes rigorous, independent, and policy-oriented research, and uses foresight tools to create awareness about emerging technologies that require the urgent attention of political decision-makers. The ICFG operates as a catalyst for change and its programs currently evolve around the following focus areas: Advanced artificial intelligence, Neurotechnology, Biotechnology, Quantum technology, and Climate Interventions. In addition, there are two cross-cutting programs, namely Foresight and Governance.

The ICFG is looking to appoint a mission-driven CEO, who will effectively realize the Institute’s vision and achieve its ambitions of becoming the leading think-and-do-tank in the outlined cause areas globally. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO will lead in shaping a vibrant and sustainable future for the organization ensuring that the ICFG achieves its strategic objectives. The CEO will be responsible for the development and execution of the operational strategy, aligning it with the overall strategic plan and overseeing financial and administrative processes to support the growth of the center. A crucial aspect of the CEO's role is to lead and support the team toward success while fostering a culture of respect and accountability within the organization.

In this role, the ICFG seeks a senior leader who brings direct experience in co-designing and implementing strategies and has worked in start-ups, foundations, think tanks, or public affairs. The CEO will support and build synergies and relationships across the sector, ensuring that the ICFG secures the support of current and additional partners. Hence, the CEO is equipped with a broad network and a good understanding of the sectors relevant to the ICFG. Equipped with emotional intelligence, the successful candidate is an excellent team player who communicates clearly and effectively. Moreover, the CEO will demonstrate a deeply rooted sense of urgency and a genuine alignment with the values of ICFG and the stakeholders and sectors it aims to serve.

To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification to quoting reference 6028GRA. Queries can be directed to Merel Duin at or + 316 39893702.

The deadline for applications is 4th March at 09:00 CET.

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