The Executive Board is set up by Article 46 (b) of Regulation 2016/796. It is composed by the following Management Board members: the Chairperson of the Management Board- act as the chairperson of the Executive Board-, four representatives of Member States and one representative of the Commission in the Management Board. The four representatives of the Member States are appointed by the Management Board on the basis of their relevant competence and experience.
The Executive Board’s main function is to assist the Management Board, in particular, by preparing the decisions to be adopted by it, to ensure an adequate follow up to the findings and recommendations after investigations and the various internal or external audits. It also supports and advises the Executive Director in the implementation the Management Board decisions, with a view to reinforcing supervision of administrative and budgetary management. Where necessary, on grounds of urgency, it can take certain provisional decisions on behalf of the Management Board, in particular on administrative and budgetary matters, subject to a mandate received from the Management Board.