Marcel Levi is the chair of the Dutch Research Council (NWO) since 1 April 2021. Levi was CEO of University Collega London Hospitals (UCLH) and professor and clinical dean of University College London. He was in charge of seven academic hospitals in London since 2016. In addition to his work as a director, he regularly assisted as an internist in the emergency care unit, holds weekly consultations at the outpatient clinic and is still active academically. He also appeared regularly on the work floor during his years as chair of the executive board of the Academic Medical Centre (AMC) in Amsterdam, where he worked before leaving for England. He has extensive national and international experience organising and funding academic research.