Bruegel is a non-profit international association under Belgian law (AISBL), governed by its Statutes and its Bylaws. The Board is appointed by the membership with six board members being directly elected. It is chaired by Jean-Claude Trichet and its 11 members all have distinguished backgrounds in government, business, civil society or academia. Former Chairs Mario Monti and Leszek Balcerowicz were appointed Honorary President and Honorary Chairman, respectively.
The Board decides on strategy, adopts the research programme and budget and approves the appointments of senior staff. It appoints the Director and the Deputy Director each for a period of three years renewable twice (according to Art. 9, par. 2 of the Statutes).
The Director – currently Guntram Wolff – takes over all responsibility for the management of Bruegel, with the assistance of the Deputy Director and other managers. They prepare the research programme, annual work plan, budget, and annual report and present them to the Board. The Director and Deputy exercise editorial oversight of publications and control the quality of output. Bruegel takes no institutional standpoint and publications reflect the views of the authors only.