The center will be headed by Professor Ib Chorkendorff, who has extensive experience in leading large research initiatives. There will be an executive committee consisting of Jane H. Nielsen, Jens Nørskov and Ib Chorkendorff, who deal with day-to-day issues. 

To secure and overview the implementation of the Scientific Research Plan there is a 10 member steering committee consisting of the executive committee, the six sub-project leaders and Henrik Wenzel. This group will meet once a quarter.

The International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) consists of leading scientists in the field: Professor Yang Shao-Horn (MIT, USA), Professor Nicola Mazari (EPFL, Switzerland) and Professor Robert Schloegl (FHI, Germany).