Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is made up of 9 seats. They are charged with day-to-day management of the foundation (art. 8-4 Statutes).

Josef Strobl, AGEO, Austria

Current term: 2019-2022 (spring)

Josef Strobl holds degrees in Geography from the University of Vienna and currently is Head of the Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS at the University of Salzburg. Via the worldwide UNIGIS distance learning network, through successful residential MSc and PhD programmes in Geoinformatics and by initiating international curriculum development and mobility programs Prof Strobl has helped the growth of the GIS industry and fostered the careers of a generation of geospatial experts.

Josef Strobl has established the Research Studio ‘iSpace’ within the Research Studios Austria Gmbh, and as a full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) he led its GIScience Institute and now chairs the ÖAW Commission for Geographic Information Science. Prof Strobl is a former president of the Austrian Umbrella Organisation AGEO, serves on the boards of international geospatial organisations as well as conferences and scientific journals. As the founder of the annual AGIT / GI_Forum Geoinformatics symposia he always looks forward to meet friends and colleagues at these and other events!

Prof Strobl can be contacted on www.linkedin.com/in/josefstrobl and tweets as @GIStrobl


Jean-Yves Pirlot, AMFM GIS BELUX

Current term: 2019 (autumn) – 2020 (spring)

Jean-Yves Pirlot is a trained Geodetic Surveyor. Currently he is Director General of CLGE and runs the House of the European Surveyors and Geo-Information in Brussels. Since 2010, he’s president of the Belgian Union of Geodetic Surveyors as well as the Association for GeoInformation active in Belgium and in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (AM/FM-GIS Belux). He has been Deputy Director General of the Belgian National Mapping agency and is now consultant in his fields of expertise.

Jean-Yves Pirlot has a special interest in the public appointment of property surveyors and the underlying public geo-information infrastructure.

He was graduated by the Belgian Royal Military Academy in 1987 and holds several degrees in geomatics and public management.


Monica Sebillo, AMFM GIS ITALIA, Italy

Current term: 2018-2021 (autumn)

Monica Sebillo is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Salerno. She graduated (summa cum laude) in Computer Science and received her PhD degree in Applied Math and Computer Science from University of Salerno in 1998. Her research interests include geographic databases and information systems, Human-GIS interaction and geographic information engineering. On those topics she has published several scientific papers in international journals, contributed volumes, and conference proceedings. She collaborates with national and international research groups and companies, and has been involved in the scientific organization of many international events in the area of geographic information systems. She is the director of the Sistemi Informativi Geografici Laboratory. Since 2011 she’s been a member of AMFM GIS Italia executive committee and is currently president. She is also an ACM senior member and a member of the ICT Panel of Experts for the Italian Ministry of University and Research. Last year she worked as member of the UNI / CT 526 “UNINFO APNR-ICT” Commission and UNI / CT 526 / GL 04 working group (with AMFM / GIS Italia and Stati Generali dell’Innovazione) for the establishment of the “Professional Profile on Geographic Information”. The norm is published as UNI 11621-5:2018.


Niko Lukač, CEKTRA, Slovenia

Current term: 2019-2022 (spring)

Dr. Niko Lukač is an Assistant Professor in the field of computer science at University of Maribor. His research areas are remote sensing data processing, geographic information systems, and environmental simulations. Between years 2012 and 2016 he was a young researcher under Slovenian research agency, and completed his PhD in computer science in 2016.  He has received an award for scientific excellence from Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 2015, and from University of Maribor in 2019. In 2018 he has received Publons award for being top 1% peer reviewer in the field of Engineering. He also serves on the editorial board of Data in brief journal, and is an author of more than 20 journal papers, as well as more than 30 international conference papers. As an inventor, he has also received a US patent grant. He currently collaborates within several R&D type of projects at national and international scale, and is the principal investigator of two bilateral R&D projects.


Andreas Wytzisk, DDGI, Germany

EUROGI Vice-President (till 2021 spring)

Current term: 2019-2022 (spring)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Wytzisk is Professor for Geoinformatics and Computer Science and head of the Geodesy Department at the Bochum University for Applied Science. He is Managing Director of the 52°North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software and represents the German Umbrella Organisation for Geo-Information (DGGI) on the European level.For the last decade he has specialised on technical and organisational aspects of spatial data infrastructures and has delivered a number of European key projects with this focus, whilst working with senior management to create vision and thought leadership.Andreas started his career in 1996 as project manager for agricultural and environmental IT projects at pro_Plant GmbH. In 1999 he joined the Institute for Geoinformatics (Münster, Germany) as a research associate, finished his PhD thesis in 2003 and became an assistant professor for SDI at ITC (Enschede, The Netherlands) in 2004. In September 2006 he joined con terra GmbH as senior consultant for spatial data infrastructures and managing director for 52°North. Since April 2013 Andreas holds a professorship at Bochum University of Applied Science.


Bruce McCormack, IRLOGI, Ireland

Current term: 2019-2022 (spring)

He has a consulting planning and spatial data service called Bruce McCormack Consulting. He is also currently Managing Director of AfricaScope Europe, a company which focusses on selling African data to European companies and providing spatially related analytical services.
He is currently the President of the Irish Organisation for Geographic Information (IRLOGI) and for the four year period up until May 2015 he was the President of EUROGI.
Bruce has considerable experience regarding promoting new ideas and initiatives, particularly through is years in the private sector where he has established and built five new companies (the largest having 36 staff), and his years as Presidents of both IRLOGI and EUROGI. Through his involvement in both EUROGI and IRLOGI he has extensive experience in networking through contacts in a wide variety of sectors and with people at all levels in the geospatial community


 György Szabó, HUNAGI, Hungary

Current term: 2019-2022 (spring)

György Szabó is an Associate Professor at the Department of Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He graduated in Civil Engineering and received PhD in Geoscience from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Beyond his academic work he has more than 30 years’ experience in applied research and development of national and international projects. He is the secretary general of the Hungarian Association for Geoformation (HUNAGI), an active member of the Hungarian Society of Surveying and Mapping, president of GIS commission, the Hungarian National Standardization Agency GIS Committee, the Hungarian Space Council and the John von Neumann Computer Society. As a private consultant he supported the early GIS developments in Hungary in the energy and info-communication sectors, and in the fields of water, traffic, urban and environmental management.


Maurice Barbieri, SOGI, Switzerland

EUROGI Treasurer (till 2021 spring)

Current term: 2019-2022 (spring)

Maurice Barbieri was graduated in 1986 as Dipl. Kulturingenieur at the Polytechnic School of Zurich (ETH). After passing the Surveyor’s Federal State exam in 1988, he became Publicly Appointed Surveyor. He owns the companies Géodétec (Surveying office) and SIT-Conseil (GIS office). His companies are active in Switzerland and abroad.
Since 1998 he is member of the Ex-Board of IGS (Ingenieur-Geometer Schweiz, Surveyors Association of Switzerland) and President since 2009. In 2010, he was elected Chair of CLGE / IG PARLS (Interest Group of Publicly Appointed Surveyors of the European Council of Surveyors).
Since 2011, he is vice-President of SOGI Switzerland (Swiss GI Association) and in charge of the International coordination. Since then, he has been representing SOGI Switzerland in EUROGI.
He is married and has four children, and in his free time he enjoys cooking, wine and cigars and practices skiing and basketball.