Management Board

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.

The Management Board is composed of representatives of national border authorities from 27 EU Member States, 4 associate members of the Schengen Area, plus two representatives of the European Commission.

Representatives of the 23 EU Member States that are signatories of the Schengen acquis, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Romania and the European Commission all have full voting rights. Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland (countries which are not EU Member States, but which are associated with the implementation, application and development of the Schengen acquis) participate in the agency’s Management Board meetings, but their representatives retain limited voting rights. A representative from Ireland (which maintains an opt-out from the Schengen Agreement) is also invited to participate in Management Board meetings, but has no voting rights.

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


MEMBERS OF THE MANAGEMENT BOARD

Alexander Fritsch - Chairman

Federal Police Headquarters, Germany

Alexander Fritsch, as of 26 April 2022 Frontex Management Board Chairman.

Alexander Fritsch earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration in 1992. From 1992 to 1999, he worked in various positions within the Federal Police e.g., the Federal Police Battalion, Federal Police District Office at Frankfurt/Main Airport for border control, asylum, and aviation security. In the years 1999-2001, he attended the German Police University and earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration – Police Management. Until 2004, Alexander Fritsch occupied various executive positions within the Federal Police. Between 2004 and 2006, he was Deputy Head of the German Police Project Office in Afghanistan. After he returned to Germany, he was a Counsellor in the Federal Ministry of Interior for International Border Police Matters. From 2009 to 2011, Alexander Fritsch was deployed abroad again, as a Senior Police Advisor at the German Embassy Representative Office in Ramallah. Until 2013, he was Head of the Unit for Bilateral Police Support for Non-EU Countries within the Federal Police Headquarters. Until  2016, he served as Senior Police Advisor to the Ambassador and Head of the Federal Police Training Project at the German Embassy in Saudi Arabia. From 2016 to 2020, he was Head of the Unit for EU cooperation and Frontex matters within the Federal Police Headquarters. During his time as Head of Unit, he faced the rapid changes of the dynamic situation and quick developments at EU’s external borders and the implementation of the new Regulation for the European Border and Coast Guard Agency. In year 2020, he was promoted to Director at the Federal Police Headquarters and Head of Division for International Affairs. Altogether, Alexander Fritsch has been working for the German Federal Police in the field of Boarder Management, in Germany and abroad, for 32 years.

Neville Xuereb - Deputy Chairman

Assistant Commissioner Police Department, Malta

Neville Xuereb as of 16 February 2022 Frontex Management Board Deputy Chairman.

Mr. Xuereb joined the Malta Police as an officer cadet in 1990. His first posting was at district policing. Later in 1992, he was posted to the Immigration Section within the Special Branch of the Police. Until Malta’s accession to the EU in 2004, and later accession to Schengen in 2007, Mr. Xuereb paved the way to ensure compliance with the Schengen Acquis. He remained in this post for 11 years, being responsible for practically all issues related to Immigration. He also represented Malta in several EU working groups. In 2003, Mr. Xuereb was promoted to Police Superintendent, but he was retained at Immigration for another 14 years. Subsequently, he took the role as Management Board alternate member in 2005, and shortly after advanced to Management Board member. Furthermore, Mr. Xuereb continued as an instructor on Immigration matters at the Police Academy and assisted in drafting new Immigration-related legislation. In 2017, Mr. Xuereb was promoted to Assistant Commissioner, a post he holds to date. In his current remit, he continues to manage the Immigration, but he is also responsible for the Passenger Information Unit, Counter-terrorism unit, Sirene, Interpol, Europol, EU co-ordination office, Police Missions abroad and future ETIAS.

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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Nancy Vaes

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Federal Police

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Anton Zlatanov

Member of the Management Board

Ministry of the Interior

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Radoslav Kulekov

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Ministry of the Interior

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Thomas Chatzikyriakou

Member of the Management Board

Cyprus Police Aliens and Immigration Unit


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Savvas Stephanides

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Cyprus Police Aliens and Immigration Unit


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Tomáš Lerch

Member of the Management Board

Police of the Czech Republic


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Aleš Benedikt

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Director of the Foreign Police Service Directorate 

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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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Signe Højland Jensen

Member of the Management Board

Danish National Police


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Steen Pedersen

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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Beate Gminder

Member of the Management Board

European Commission


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Henrik Nielsen

Member of the Management Board

European Commission

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Denise Kwantes

Alternate Member of the Management Board

European Commission


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Olivier Onidi

Alternate Member of the Management Board

European Commission


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Markku Hassinen

Member of the Management Board

Finnish Border Guard


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Matti Sarasmaa

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Finnish Border Headquarter



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Simon Fetet

Member of the Management Board

Ministry of the Interior

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Renaud Bernhardt

Alternate Member of the Management Board

General Directorate of Border Police


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Alexander Fritsch

Member of the Management Board

German Federal Police


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Isabel Schmitt-Falckenberg

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community


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Andreas Karageorgos

Member of the Management Board

Hellenic Police

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Aristeidis Pantazoglou

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Hellenic Coast Guard Integrated Maritime Surveillance Bureau


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János Zoltán Kuczik

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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Jón Pétur Jónsson

Member of the Management Board

National Commissioner Office of the Icelandic Police


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Íris Björg Kristjánsdóttir

Alternate Member of the Management Board

National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police


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Claudio Galzerano

Member of the Management Board

Ministry of Interior



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Ennio Schettini

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Ministry of Interior


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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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Rustamas Liubajevas

Member of the Management Board

Ministry of the Interior


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Vaidas Čypas

Alternate Member of the Management Board

State Border Guard Service



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Daniela Gregr

Member of the Management Board

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Immigration Department)


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Christian Steichen

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Grand-ducal Police



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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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Roger Costongs

Member of the Management Board

Royal Netherlands Marechaussee


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Bart Hulsbosch

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Royal Netherlands Marechaussee

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Jan Olav Frantsvold

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

Declaration of interest
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Sebastian Zakowiecki

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Bureau of International Affairs in Polish Border Guard HQ


Declaration of interest
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Paulo João Lopes do Rego Vizeu Pinheiro

Member of the Management Board

Internal Security System 


Declaration of interest
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José António Ribeiro Caçador

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Coordinator General of the Border and Foreigners Unit


Declaration of interest
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Cornel-Laurian Stoica

Member of the Management Board

Romanian Border Police




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Marius Vizitiu

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Director of the Directorate for Border Surveillance and Control from the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Border Police

 


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Jana Juríčková

Member of the Management Board



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Eva Balážová

Alternate Member of the Management Board



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Marko Gašperlin

Member of the Management Board

Ministry of the Interior


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Peter Skerbiš

Alternate Member of the Management Board

General Police Directorate



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Julián Ávila Polo

Member of the Management Board

Acting General Commissioner for Aliens and Borders


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Marcos Pérez Mayor Rodríguez

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Guardia Civil


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Anna Garphult

Member of the Management Board

National Border Police


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Marianne Persson

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Minsitry of Justice


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Marco Benz

Member of the Management Board

Federal Office for Customs and Border Security



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Medea Meier

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Federal Office for Customs and Border Security



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Representatives invited to the Management Board meetings

Aidan Minnock

Member of the Management Board

Garda National Immigration Bureau


Declaration of interest
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Michael Buckley

Alternate Member of the Management Board

Garda National Immigration Bureau



Declaration of interest
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