The election to fill position on IBE’s seven regional committees has concluded.
IBE would like to thank all eligible Members who took part in the elections. The IBE Election Task Force would like to thank all those who allowed their name to be put forward for nomination as well as those Full Members who took an active part in the elction process.
The following list shows all those elected to serve for the coming term of office, as well as the regional Vice Presidents who are voting ex-officio members of their relevant Regional Executive Committee. The inclusion of the Vice Presidents on the regional committees serves as the liaison point between them and the International Executive Committee.
Regional Executive Committee Africa:
Chair/ EX-Officio (VP Africa): Anthony Zimba (Zambia)
Vice Chair: Jacob Mugumbate (Zimbabwe)
Secretary: Noeline De Goede (South Africa)
Regional Executive Committee Eastern Mediterranean:
Chair: Najib Kissani (Morocco)
Vice Chair: Asma Enright (Saudi Arabia)
Secretary: Chahnez Triki (Tunisia)
EX-Officio (VP Eastern Mediterranean): Abdulaziz Al Semari (Saudi Arabia)
Regional Executive Committee Europe:
Chair: Thanos Covanis (Greece)
Vice Chair: Michael Alexa (Austria)
Secretary: Aisling Farrell (Ireland)
Members: Seppo Sarkkula (Finland) and Victoria Dimech (Malta)
EX-Officio (VP Europe): Janet Mifsud (Malta)
Regional Executive Committee Latin America:
Chair: Lilia Nuñez Orozco (Mexico)
Vice Chair: Elza Marcia Yacubian (Brazil)
Secretary: Tomás Mesa (Chile)
EX-Officio (VP Latin America): Carlos Acevedo (Chile)
Regional Executive Committee North America:
A representative from each of IBEs three Full Members in the region make up the membership of the Regional Executive Committee North America: Canadian Epilepsy Alliance, Epilepsy Foundation of America and the Jamaica Epilepsy Association.
Mary Secco is the elected Vice President North America on the International Executive Committee.
Regional Executive Committee South East Asia
Chair: HV Srinivas (India)
Vice Chair: MM Mehndiratta (India)
Secretary: M. Mannan (Bangladesh)
EX-Officio (VP South East Asia): Vinod Saxena (India)
Regional Executive Committee Western Pacific
Chair: Robert Cole (Australia)
Vice Chair: Yuang Fu Tseng (Taiwan)
Secretary: Denise Chapman (Australia)
EX-Officio (VP Western Pacific): Shung-lon Lai (Taiwan)
IBE wishes the new members of the seven Regional Executive Committees every success during their term of office, which will commence on the 1st July, at the time of the General Assembly in Budapest