Contact Nomination Committee Members

The Nomination Committee (NC) works to ensure sufficient candidacies from people with a diverse background for the IFOAM – Organics International World Board. The World Board election is scheduled for the General Assembly in France, September 26 & 27, 2020.

The main tasks of the Nomination Committee are:

  • To actively identify suitable candidates and encourage them to submit their candidacies;
  • To facilitate an unbiased presentation of skills and positions of candidates.

In order to fulfil its tasks the Nomination Committee will:

  • Contact the existing World Board members to explore their interest to stand for another election and their recommendations for new candidates;
  • Contact recognized the Self-organized Structures of IFOAM – Organics International to seek their recommendations for candidates;
  • Contact individuals who have been recommended by others or identified by the Nomination Committee itself to verify their interest in running for the World Board;
  • Strive for a balanced constitution of the World Board in terms of background, geographical representation and gender;
  • Work under strictest confidentiality.

The assignment started in May 2019 and will end with the application of the World Board candidates by May 2020. 

Procedures regulating the World Board Nomination 

The NC 2019 members:

Andre Leu, Australia - former President of IFOAM - Organics International - NC chair

Mahesh Chander, India -  Member of Standards Committee as also the Standard Requirements Committee, Nomination Committee in 2014

George Muigai, Kenya - currently working with Deutsche Welthungerhilfe (EU funded project) as a technical Advisor, Sustainability, Certification and Digital traceability

Sundeep Kamath, India - IFOAM Asia Board Member

Marian Blom, Netherlands - IFOAM EU Vice President 

M. Reza Ardakani, Iran - Director of IFOAM Iran

Drazen Lusic, Croatia - President of IFOAM AgroBioMediterraneo


To contact the NC please use the form below: