Peter Tindemans, Secretary General of EuroScience since February 2012, has a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Leiden University. He is well-known for his contributions to science, technology and innovation policy in the Netherlands, Europe and globally. He was responsible for Dutch research and science policy from 1991-1999 covering all fields of science (including SSH: “Kleine Letteren/ Baby Krishna”; International Institute for Asian Studies IIAS; International Institute for the Study of Modern Islam); chaired the establishment of the pan-European Research and Education Networking infrastructure from 1986 till 1991 and the OECD MegaScience Forum from 1992- 1999. As an independent consultant since 1999, he keeps being very engaged in developing European policies for science, technology and innovation in general, working with ministers and former EUROHORCS; in regional innovation efforts (esp. in the Southeast Netherlands, Belgium, German region), and in European policies for Research Infrastructures, e.g. as chairman (2000- 2010) of the European Neutron Spallation Source now being built in Lund. He is working with the World Bank and UNESCO in Africa, Latin-America, the Middle-East and Asia. A founding member of Euroscience he sat many years on its Governing Board. He convened the Science Policy Group and was as chair and member involved in ESOF Governance and Supervisory Committees. He is a director of the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen, and member of the International Scientific Programme Committee of the African Next Einstein Forum.