List of Directors General of CERN

CERN Directors General typically serve 5 year terms beginning on January 1.

Director-General of CERN
Directeur général or Directrice générale
Portrait of Fabiola Gianotti.jpg
Incumbent
Fabiola Gianotti

since 1 January 2016
AbbreviationDG
Reports toCERN Council
AppointerCERN Council
Term length5 years
typical length
PrecursorSecretary-General
FormationOctober 1954
First holderFelix Bloch

ListEdit

In office Directors General Country
1952–1954 Edoardo Amaldi (Secretary-General)   Italy
1954–1955 Felix Bloch    Switzerland
1955–1960 Cornelis Bakker   Netherlands
1960–1961 John Adams (acting director)   United Kingdom
1961–1965 Victor Frederick Weisskopf   Austria
1966–1970 Bernard Gregory   France
1971–1975 Willibald Jentschke (co-directors)   Austria
John Adams (co-directors)   United Kingdom
1976–1980 Léon Van Hove (co-directors)   Belgium
John Adams (co-directors)   United Kingdom
1981–1988 Herwig Schopper   Germany
1989–1993 Carlo Rubbia   Italy
1994–1998 Christopher Llewellyn Smith   United Kingdom
1999–2003 Luciano Maiani   San Marino
2004–2008 Robert Aymar   France
2009–2015 Rolf-Dieter Heuer   Germany
2016–2020 Fabiola Gianotti   Italy
2021–2025 Fabiola Gianotti   Italy