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Inside PRIMA

The PRIMA Foundation, based in Barcelona, is a non-profit organisation with a public service spirit, established under Spanish private Law. The PRIMA Foundation is responsible for all the managerial, administrative, supporting, monitoring and supervising activities necessary to implement the PRIMA Programme.

Team & Governance

The PRIMA Foundation has the following unipersonal bodies: (as set from PRIMA Statutes and reported in PRIMA Decision)

a) the Chair and the Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees, namely Prof. Angelo Riccaboni elected on the 19th June 2017 and Co-chair on Prof. Mohamed El-Shinawi, elected on the16th November 2017.

b) The PRIMA Director

c) The Secretary of the PRIMA Foundation

The PRIMA Foundation has the following collegiate bodies:

B. the Steering Committee;

C. the Secretariat headed by the Director; 

D. the Scientific Advisory Committee


Board of Trustees

Angelo Riccaboni

Chair PRIMA Program

Mohamed El-Shinawi

Co-chair PRIMA Program

PRIMA Secretariat

Octavi Quintana Trias

Director of the Secretariat

Omar Amawi

Deputy Director

Antonella Autino

Project Coordinator

Ali Rhouma

Project Officer

Mohamed Wageih

Project Officer

Marco Orlando
Project Officer
Fabrice Dentressangle
Project Officer
Pau Güell

Accounting and Financial Manager


Administrative Officer

Julià Rebés

Legal Oficer

Lucille Guiheneuf

Communication officer

Marta Pons

Accounting and Financial Officer

Aliénor de Moucheron

Monitoring Officer

Abdelwahed Boudjema
IT officer

Nur Eda Demir

Project Officer

Board of Trustees


Ministero dell’Istruzione dell’Università e della Ricerca


Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia


Secretaria de Estado de Investigación


Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and Development


General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs


Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation
Tunisia Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research


Ministry of Education, Science and Sport


Foundation for Science and Technology


Ministry of Scientific Research



Federal Ministry of Education and Research


Higher Council for Science and Technology


Scientific and Technological Research Council


Ministry of Science and Education


National Council of Scientific Research


General Directorate for Scientific Research and Technological Development


Israel Innovation Authority


Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Kingdom of Morocco

Angelo Riccaboni

Chair PRIMA Program

Professor of Business Administration and Management at the University of Siena. Expert in business governance, in management and performance measurements for sustainability, and in innovation for sustainable agrifood systems.
Leading PRIMA (2013-), the most important EuroMED initiative on agri-food innovation and scientific diplomacy ever launched, and the turnaround of Università of Siena (Rector 2010-2016). Chair of Santa Chiara Lab at the University of Siena. Member of the Leadership Council of Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), promoted by the UN and led by Jeffrey Sachs, and Co-Chair of SDSN Europe.

Mohamed El-Shinawi

Co-chair PRIMA Program

Vice President for International Co-operation ,Community Service and Environmental Development at Galala University