IMGA Elections results

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Dear IMGA Members,

As you know, IMGA election process was recently conducted under the new By-Laws and Statutes of our Association as it was established in Portugal. The voting came to a successful conclusion on July 2, 2018, resulting in an overwhelming participation of our eligible members in the election process.

I am delighted to report to you the results of our election process. The results show that 68% of eligible members (members with their membership fees paid until June 2018) voted, according to the following statistics:

List A

General Assembly board – 86%
Executive Committee board – 88%
Audit Committee board – 79%

General Assembly Board Executive Committee Audit Committee
Chair: María Aurora Chair: Diego Fridman Chair: Nelly Mañay onloadeddata
Co-Chair: José Centeno Co-Chair for Geological Sciences: Elena Gimenez Member 1: Alejandro Villalobos
Secretary: Ester Sztein Co-Chair for Medical Sciences: Chaosheng Zhang Member2: Theophilus Davies
Secretary: Carla Patinha
Treasurer: Nuno Durães
Councillor (1): Eduardo Ferreira Da Silva
Councillor (2): Iosif Volfson
Councillor (3): Xinbin Feng
Councillor (4): Akinade Shadrach Olatunji
Councillor (5): Rita Salgueiro
Councillor (6): Ines Tomašek

The new Governance bodies will takeover their functions from 1st August 2018 until the MedGeo Conference in 2021. The IMGA bylaws refer that “The period of service of Executive Committee shall be from the end of the MEDGEO at which it was elected to the end of the subsequent MEDGEO”. Due to the recent move of IMGA headquarters to Portugal, and the re-establishment of our By-Laws and Statutes as required by the Portuguese authorities, the actual election did not occur prior to the upcoming MedGeo’19 conference in China, thus and in order to respect the recommendation of the bylaws, the next election will take part in the MEDGEO conference of 2021.

Please join me in congratulating and welcome our newly elected officers. In addition, I would like to take this opportunity, to express our appreciation on behalf of IMGA and its worldwide membership, to Dr. Nelly Manay, Dr. Diego Fridman, Dr. Maria Aurora Armienta, Dr. Carla Patinha, and all the members of the outgoing Executive Committee for their remarkable job and key contributions to IMGA during the last 5 years. Their dedication and commitment to the continued development of IMGA has positively reshaped the future and impact of our Association as an international organization.

Sincerely,
Jose Centeno
General Assembly Chair