High Level Group

The "LeaderSHIP 2015" initiative is the EU shipbuilding industry's response to the competitive challenges it is facing. It is designed to address all issues that are important for the future competitiveness of this industry.

President Romano Prodi responded positively to this initiative when first presented by the industry in 2002 and asked Erkki Liikanen, the Member of the European Commission in charge of Enterprise Policy, to set up a High Level Advisory Group that would co-ordinate the necessary work.

The High Level Advisory Group consists of leading personalities in the field - from individual companies, industry associations and trade unions -, seven European Commissioners with responsibilities that relate to shipbuilding and two Members of the European Parliament. The present report is the result of the deliberations of the LeaderSHIP 2015 High Level Advisory Group and the eight working groups supporting them.

Original team founded in 2002

Chairman

Erkki Liikanen
Erkki Liikanen

Member of the European Commission
responsible for Enterprise and the Information Society

Corrado Antonini
Corrado Antonini

Chairman
Fincantieri

Patrick Boissier
Patrick Boissier

Chairman & CEO
Alstom Chantiers de l'Atlantique

Philippe Busquin
Philippe Busquin

Member of the European Commission
responsible for Research

Kommer Damen
Kommer Damen

President & CEO
Damen Shipyards Group

Loyola de Palacio
Loyola de Palacio

Vice-President of the European Commission
responsible for Transport & Energy

Anna Diamantopoulou
Anna Diamantopoulou

Member of the European Commission
responsible for Employment and Social Affairs

Jorma Eloranta
Jorma Eloranta

President & CEO
Kvaerner Masa Yards

Reinhard Kuhlmann
Reinhard Kuhlmann

General Secretary
European Metalworkers' Federation

Pascal Lamy
Pascal Lamy

Member of the European Commission
responsible for Trade

Manuel B. Martins Guerreiro
Manuel B. Martins Guerreiro

Chairman of the Board of Directors
ENVC

Reinhard Mehl
Reinhard Mehl

Member of the Executive Board
Blohm + Voss GmbH

Bernard Meyer
Bernard Meyer

Managing Director
Jos. L. Meyer GmbH

Mario Monti
Mario Monti

Member of the European Commission
responsible for Competition

Hans-Gert Pöttering
Hans-Gert Pöttering

MEP
Chairman of the group of the European People's Party
European Parliament

Esther Rituerto Martínez
Esther Rituerto Martínez

CEO
IZAR

John Skov Hansen
John Skov Hansen

President
Odense Steel Shipyard

Sjef van Dooremalen
Sjef van Dooremalen

President & CEO
IHC Caland

Günter Verheugen
Günter Verheugen

Member of the European Commission
responsible for Enlargement

Carlos Westendorp Y Cabeza
Carlos Westendorp Y Cabeza

MEP
European Parliament

John Young
John Young

Chairman
EMEC - European Marine Equipment Council