Jan Hrušák is senior research fellow (c. 100 scientific papers, 3300 citations) and scientific advisor on European Science policy at the Czech Academy of Sciences, Member of the ministerial board for large research infrastructures and Special envoy for research infra-structures at the Ministry of Education, youth and sport of the Czech Republic (MEYS). He completed studies in physical chemistry and received PhD (Dr.rer.nat) in 1987 at the Technical University Leuna-Merseburg (Germany). Before joining in 1996 the J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, where he is working since, he has been active in several countries in Europe (Uni Toulouse, TU Berlin), and he spend one year as visiting professor at the Institute of Molecular Science at Okazaki (Japan). Jan Hrušák served two terms in the executive body of the Czech Academy of Sciences, and he has been appointed for two years Director general for research at the Ministry of Education, youth and sport of the Czech Republic (MEYS). He is longstanding member of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures - ESFRI (former chair) and the Czech delegate to ERAC. He was also appointed to the EOSC Executive board.