Foundation Board
Ivo Hajnal
Prof. Dr. Ivo Hajnal

Full Professor of Linguistics (since 2001) and Chairman of the Senate (since 2004) at the University of Innsbruck; Mycenologist and Historical Linguist. Habilitation with a thesis on vocalism in Lycian (1995).

Jorrit Kelder
Dr. Jorrit Kelder

Senior Grant Advisor at Leiden University, Guest Researcher at Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), Sub-Faculty member of Near and Middle Eastern Studies of the University of Oxford, and a member of the Common Room at Wolfson College, Oxford. PhD in Mediterranean Archaeology (2009).

Matthias Oertle
Dr. Matthias Oertle

Partner and Managing Partner (2001-2010) of Lenz & Staehelin, Switzerland’s largest law firm. Head of the Employment and Pensions practice group, expert in corporate law and corporate finance and private client advisor.

Jeffrey Spier
Dr. Jeffrey Spier

Senior Curator in the Antiquities Department of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, USA. B.A. in Classical Archeology at Harvard University. Ph.D. at the University of Oxford (1988) with a dissertation on Minor Arts and Regional Styles in western Anatolia. Research Assistant with George M. A. Hanfmann at Sardes (1976-77). Specialist on ancient gems.

Eberhard Zangger
Dr. Eberhard Zangger (President)

Geoarchaeologist, corporate communications consultant and publicist. Ph.D. at Stanford University (1988) with a dissertation about the landscape evolution at Mycenae and Tiryns. Senior Research Associate at Cambridge University (1988-91). Co-director of the archaeological surveys at Pylos (PRAP) and Berbati. Founder, owner and managing director of science communications GmbH (since 2002).