Christian Scherf

Administrative Director

Christian Scherf joined EMBL as Administrative Director Designate in autumn 2015 to take over from Keith Williamson as Administrative Director from January 2016.

Christian was Director of Administration at the German Electron Synchrotron (DESY) in Hamburg as well as Deputy Chair of the DESY Directorate. Before that, Christian was Administrative Director of the Helmholtz Research Centre in Geesthacht (HZG). Prior to his positions in science administration he held various high-level posts in the administration of the City of Hamburg.

Christian Scherf studied law in Freiburg and Frankfurt (Germany) and Dijon (France). He has been a member of various boards and committees, including the Administrative Finance Councils of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble (France) and European XFEL in Hamburg (Germany).


Britta Zimmermann
Personal Assistant to the Administrative Director
Tel: +49 6221 387-8202

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