Organisation

Frontex’s Management Board is tasked with efficiently controlling the functions of the agency. Among other responsibilities, the Board establishes the budget and verifies its execution, ensures transparent decision-making procedures are in place and appoints the Executive and Deputy Executive Directors. 

It is composed of representatives of the heads of the border authorities of the 26 EU Member States that are signatories of the Schengen acquis, plus two members of the European Commission. Representatives from the United Kingdom and Ireland are also invited to participate in Management Board meetings.

Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland (countries which are not EU Member States, but which are associated with the implementation, application and development of the Schengen acquis) also participate in the agency’s Management Board meetings. Each of them sends one representative to the Management Board but retains limited voting rights.

Meetings of the Management Board are convened by its Chairperson and are held five times a year.


MEMBERS OF THE MANAGEMENT BOARD

Marko Gašperlin - Chairman

Ministry of the Interior, Slovenia

Marko Gašperlin, as of 26 April 2016 Frontex Management Board Chairman.

Marko Gašperlin earned a Bachelor's Degree in Political Sciences in 1987.  From then until 1991, he worked as an Adviser in the Neighbouring Countries Section of the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and then, until 1994, as a Police Inspector in the Border Police Division of the Uniformed Police Directorate.  During that time he also passed a special course on police powers at the Police Academy.  From 1995-1998 was Head of the Border Police Division, and since then has been Assistant Director of the Uniformed Police Directorate at the Slovenian Ministry of the Interior.  In that capacity he has been responsible for managing strategic and operational police tasks at the national level, including policing the borders.  He has also been involved in drafting acts of law, implementing instructions, and coordinating Slovenia's participation in Frontex, EU Home Affairs Funds and various EU projects.  He has been the Head of the Slovenian delegation to the Schengen Committee, and a member of the Frontex Management Board since the agency was established in 2005, serving as Deputy Chairman till 2016.

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Carlos Moreira - Deputy Chairman

Immigration and Borders Service (S.E.F.), Portugal

Carlos Matos Moreira as of 20 November 2017 Frontex Management Board Deputy Chairman.

Carlos Matos Moreira earned a law degree from Law Catholic University in Porto in 1988. He began his career as inspector at the international airports of Lisbon and Porto. During his time at SEF, his roles included Head of SEF operating group in SIRENE National Bureau and Centre Regional Deputy Director and Director. Mr. Moreira then served as JHA Counsellor and later as Interior Ministry Liaison Officer at Portugal’s Permanent Representation to the European Union. There, he dealt with various border management issues, including the discussions of the three legislative revisions of Frontex Regulation) and Schengen Evaluations matters. He currently serves as dealing with all border management issues (including the discussions of the three legislative revisions of Frontex Regulation) and Schengen Evaluations matters, among other topics. He currently serves as the National Director of the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service.

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Günter Schnittler

Member of the Management Board

Ministry of Interior

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Robert Glöckl

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Ministry of Interior

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Wald Thielemans

Member of the Management Board

Federal Police

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Thomas Rayen

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Federal Police

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Svetlan Kichikov

Member of the Management Board

Ministry of the Interior

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Stoyan Ivanov

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Chief Directorate Border Police


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Pantelis Polyviou

Member of the Management Board

Cyprus Police

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Thomas Chatzikyriakou

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Cyprus Police Aliens and Immigration Unit


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Martin Vondrášek

Member of the Management Board

Czech Police Forces

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Milan Majer

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Czech Police Forces

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Zoran Ničeno

Member of the Management Board

Border Police Directorate


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Gilio Toic-Sintic

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Ministry of Interior


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Helga Lund Laursen

Member of the Management Board

Danish National Police

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Signe Hojland Jensen

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Danish National Police


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Egert Belitšev

Member of the Management Board

Police and Border Guard Board


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Helen Neider-Veerme

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Police and Border Guard Board


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Michou Paraskevi

Member of the Management Board

European Commission


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Simon Mordue

Member of the Management Board

European Commission


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Michael Shotter

Alternate Member of the Management Board

European Commission


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Jan De Ceuster

Alternate Member of the Management Board

European Commission


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Pasi Kostamovaara

Member of the Management Board

Finnish Border Guard


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Markku Hassinen

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Border Guard of Finland


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Hugues Besancenot

Member of the Management Board

Ministry of the Interior

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Patrice Bonhaume

Alternate Member of the Management Board

General Directorate of Border Police

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Peter Beiderwieden

Member of the Management Board

Federal Ministry of the Interior

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Oliver Hennings

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Federal Ministry of the Interior

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Dimitrios Mallios

Member of the Management Board

Hellenic Police


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Dimitrios Varouxakis

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Hellenic Coast Guard Integrated Maritime Surveillance Bureau


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Zsolt Halmosi

Member of the Management Board

Hungarian National Police


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László Balázs

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Hungarian National Police


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Ólafur Helgi Kjartansson

Member of the Management Board

Sudurnes Police District


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Jón Pétur Jónsson

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Sudurnes Police District


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Massimo Bontempi

Member of the Management Board

Ministry of the Interior


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Ennio Schettini

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Ministry of Interior - Polizia di Stato


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Guntis Pujāts

Member of the Management Board

State Border Guard


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Andrejs Rogozins

Alternate Member of the Management Board

State Border Guard


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Uwe Langenbahn

Member of the Management Board

National Police


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Stefan Gstöhl

Alternate Member of the Management Board

National Police


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Renatas Požėla

Member of the Management Board

Ministry of the Interior


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Antanas Sermontis

Alternate Member of the Management Board

State Border Guard Service



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Christian Steichen

Member of the Management Board

National Airport Police Unit

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Daniela Gregr

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Immigration Department)


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Neville Xuereb

Member of the Management Board

Malta Police Force


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Clinton O’Neill

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Armed Forces of Malta


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Harrie van den Brink

Member of the Management Board

Royal Netherlands Marechausse


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Laurent Hendrickx

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Royal Netherlands Marechaussee

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Ellen Ahnfelt

Member of the Management Board

National Police Directorate


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Jan Erik Nybakk

Alternate Member of the Management Board

National Police Directorate


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Grzegorz Niemiec

Member of the Management Board

Polish Border Guards

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Piotr Fijałkowski

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Polish Border Guard

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Carlos Moreira

Member of the Management Board

Immigration and Borders Service (S.E.F.)


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Jose Moreira

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Immigration and Borders Service (S.E.F.)


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Ioan Buda

Member of the Management Board

Romanian Border Police


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Liviu Bute

Alternate Member of the Management Board

General Inspectorate of Romanian Border Police


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Ladislav Csémi

Member of the Management Board

Ministry of the Interior


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Martina Matuškovičova

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Presidium of the Police Force, Bureau of Border and Alien Police


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Marko Gašperlin

Member of the Management Board

Ministry of the Interior


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Melita Močnik

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Head of Border Police Section, Police Counsellor


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Juan Enrique Taborda

Member of the Management Board

National Police Force

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Miguel Sánchez Guerrero

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Guardia Civil


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Patrik Engström

Member of the Management Board

Swedish Police


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Marianne Persson

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Minsitry of Justice


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Julia Terveer

Member of the Management Board

Federal Customs Administration


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Martin Ettlinger

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Federal Customs Administration


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Representatives invited to the Management Board meetings

David Dowling

Member of the Management Board

Garda National Immigration Bureau


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Peter Enda Mulryan

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Garda National Immigration Bureau / An Garda Síochána


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Paul Morgan

Member of the Management Board

Border Force


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Matthew Beckingham

Alternate Member of the Management Board

UK Border Agency


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