Prof. Minh-Quang Tran, head of the “Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas (CRPP)” at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, has been appointed the new EFDA leader and will take up the position on October 1st. The decision was taken at the EFDA Steering Committee meeting which took place in Culham (UK) on June 24, 2003.