Ragnar Gustafsson was appointed as the new Director General of the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) by its Administrative Council on 6 December 2018. He will take office on 1 July 2019, succeeding the current Director General, Edmond Simon, who will retire on that date.
Mr Gustafsson has served at BOIP as Deputy Director General Affairs since 1 May 2014. He has been appointed for a five-year term, in accordance with a new rotation-based management model. Mr Gustafsson will exercise a number of powers delegated to him as of 1 February 2019, before officially taking the helm on 1 July 2019.