The Nominating Committee has completed its deliberations following the two rounds of the Call for Nominations.
The Call for Nominations is now closed. Nominations from the floor on the day of the General Assembly cannot be accepted.
The following persons are nominated for the various open positions:
|President-Elect (1 open position)|
|Dr Jonathan Brown||USA||Other Individual Person|
|Dr Kaushik Ramaiya||Tanzania||Medical Healthcare Professional|
|Dr Shaukat Sadikot||India||Medical Healthcare Professional|
|Vice-President (2 open positions in each constituency category, totalling 6 open positions)|
|Ms Anne Bethune Belton||Canada||Other Healthcare Professional|
|Professor Trisha Dunning||Australia||Other Healthcare Professional|
|Ms Leticia Maria Hernández||Mexico||Other Healthcare Professional|
|Ms Lurline Less||Jamaica||Other Healthcare Professional|
|Ms Angeline Mvom||Cameroon||Other Healthcare Professional|
|Professor Acu Nkwenti||Cameroon||Other Healthcare Professional|
|Ms Donna Tomky||USA||Other Healthcare Professional|
|Dr Iryna Vlasenko||Ukraine||Other Healthcare Professional|
|Ms Vida Augustiniene||Lithuania||Other Individual Person|
|Mr Guy Barnett||Australia||Other Individual Person|
|Mr David Beran||Switzerland||Other Individual Person|
|Dr Jonathan Brown||USA||Other Individual Person|
|Mr Gordon Bunyan||Australia||Other Individual Person|
|Mr Chris Delicata||Malta||Other Individual Person|
|Ms Susana Feria de Campanella||Uruguay||Other Individual Person|
|Dr Charles M. Clark||USA||Medical Healthcare Professional|
|Professor Predrag Djordjevic||Serbia||Medical Healthcare Professional|
|Dr Alieu Gaye||Gambia||Medical Healthcare Professional|
|Dr Akhtar Hussain||Norway||Medical Healthcare Professional|
|Dr Linong Ji||China||Medical Healthcare Professional|
|Professor Tatania Mokhort||Belarus||Medical Healthcare Professional|
|Professor Adolpho Pérez-Comas||Puerto Rico||Medical Healthcare Professional|
|Professor Jacek Sieradzki||Poland||Medical Healthcare Professional|
|Dr Manuel Vera Gonzalez||Cuba||Medical Healthcare Professional|
|Professor Ioan Andrei Veresiu||Romania||Medical Healthcare Professional|
|Vice-President Finance (1 open position)|
|Mr John Grumitt||United Kingdom||Other Individual Person|
|Ms Biljana Nikolovska-Miteva||Macedonia||Other Person|
|Nominating Committee (2 open positions in each constituent category, totalling 4 open positions)|
|Ms Lurline Less||Jamaica||Outgoing Regional Chair|
|Professor Yutaka Seino||Japan||Outgoing Regional Chair|
|Dr Manuel Vera Gonzalez||Cuba||Outgoing Regional Chair|
|Ms Ann Bethune Belton||Canada||Outgoing Vice-President|
|Dr Jonathan Brown||USA||Outgoing Vice-President|
|Mr Gordon Bunyan||Australia||Outgoing Vice-President|
|Ms Anne-Marie Felton||United Kingdom||Outgoing Vice-President|
|Ms Susana Feria de Campanella||Uruguay||Outgoing Vice-President|
|Dr Alieu Gaye||Gambia||Outgoing Vice-President|
|Ms Debbie Jones||Bermuda||Outgoing Vice-President|
|Dr Wim Wientjens||Netherlands||Outgoing Vice-President|
Because of the amendments to the governance of IDF voted at the General Council in Montreal in 2009 and the transitional arrangements resulting from these changes, the members of the Board elected in Dubai in December 2011 will only enter into office on 1 January 2013. Until then, the Board elected in Dubai will not fulfill any statutory function.
Professor Massimo Massi-Benedetti, Ms Marg McGill, Mr Denis Taschuk and Professor Rhys Williams serve with me on the Nominating Committee.
Nominations are required for the following positions:
Up to 6 vacancies.
Article 35.2 of the Articles of Association: At the 2011 General Council meeting one (1) President-Elect and six (6) Vice-Presidents shall be elected to serve on the Board as of January 1, 2013 until the close of the General Council meeting to be held in 2015. As of January 1, 2013 the then-existing President-Elect and the then-existing Regional Chairs-Elect elected in 2009 shall become, respectively, President and Regional Chairs and shall serve on the Board until the close of the General Council meeting to be held in 2015;
Article 14.2: (…) Of the six Vice-Presidents, two shall be medical healthcare professionals, two shall be other healthcare professionals and two shall be other individual persons.
Article 14.1: (…) the following terms shall be defined as herein set forth:
(i) “medical healthcare professionals” means individual persons who are qualified medical doctors, accredited by a national medical accreditation organization or institution in that nation in which their medical practice or work is undertaken;
(ii) “other healthcare professionals” means individual persons qualified, certified or accredited by a recognized national accreditation organization or institution to practice, teach or work as a healthcare professional in that nation;
(iii) “other individual persons” means natural persons who have demonstrated an interest in the health of persons with diabetes but who are not “medical healthcare professionals” or “other healthcare professionals” as defined above.
In anticipation of an amendment to be proposed to the Articles of Association to add a Vice-President with specific responsibility for finance as a member of the Board, the General Council mandated the Nominating Committee by postal ballot to initiate a call for candidates for this new Board position.
The Vice-President Finance, appointed to assist the Board on all IDF’s financial and accounting matters, must be qualified in accounting and have financial skills and experience.
Members of the Nominating Committee
Up to four (4) vacancies.
Article 14.4: The Nominating Committee shall consist of five (5) members. One of the members shall be the outgoing President, two of the members shall be immediately retiring Vice-Presidents and two of the members shall be immediately retiring Regional Chairs.
A person may be nominated for more than one position.
The IDF Leadership
IDF is a growing organisation, expanding throughout the world with the development of exciting and innovative programmes. Our organisation needs inspiring leaders with exceptional dedication and skills. I ask you to consider these needs as you make your suggestions.
The IDF seeks diversity of experience, nationality and profession in individuals with proven leadership ability. The Nominating Committee seeks nominations of people whose lives have been directly affected by diabetes, physicians, other healthcare professionals, leaders in other fields than healthcare, as well as others who have a serious commitment to people with diabetes around the world.
Members of the Board should have the stature, interest, time, and resources to perform their duties. It is important that Board members have the support of their national member association. While serving is an honour, it requires great commitment of time and effort. Candidates should consider whether they have the necessary management capabilities, including an understanding of administration and finance, and whether they can stimulate others to support IDF’s programmes. Most of all, though, IDF is looking for people who have a real concern for people with diabetes.
The choices that you make will impact on the immediate future of the International Diabetes Federation. We are confident that your interest in improving the lives of people with diabetes everywhere will guide you to select potential officers who will not only build upon IDF’s 56 years of experience in global advocacy, but will play a key role in shaping the future of global diabetes care. We look forward to receiving your nominations.
With best wishes
Professor Martin Silink
Chair, Nominating Committee