17 May 2019
Results of election of IFLA Governing Board 2019-2021
I am pleased to announce that following the recent IFLA Governing Board elections the 2019-2021 Governing Board to be led by incoming President Christine Mackenzie will comprise:
Barbara Lison (Germany)
|Name||Number of votes|
|1. Michael Dowling (United States of America) 2nd term||801|
|2. Marwa El Sahn (Egypt) 2nd term||745|
|3. Ai Cheng Tay (Singapore)||683|
|4. Antonia Arahova (Greece) 2nd term||659|
|5. Knud Schulz (Denmark) 2nd term||636|
|6. Huanwen Cheng (China) 2nd term||635|
|7. Torbjörn Nilsson (Sweden) 2nd term||611|
|8. Minna von Zansen (Finland)||563|
|9. Sueli Mara Soares Pinto Ferreira (Brazil) 2nd term||556|
|10. Jonathan Hernández-Pérez (Mexico)||539|
|10. Rocky Ralebipi-Simela (South Africa)||539|
|Franck Hurinville (France)||530|
|Maja Žumer (Slovenia)||470|
|Nafisah Binti Ahmad (Malaysia)||459|
|Ayub Khan (United Kingdom)||456|
|Diane Koen (Canada)||421|
|Janet Fletcher (New Zealand)||385|
|Tomasz Gruszkowski (Poland)||382|
|Silvia Stasselová (Slovakia)||268|
|Lisa Hinchliffe (United States of America)||266|
|Renaldas Gudauskas (Lithuania)||254|
|Vadim Duda (Russian Federation)||172|
The elected members 1 – 9 in the table above are automatically elected. There is a tie for the 10th and final position on the Governing Board. In accordance with Rule 11.15 of IFLA’s Rules of Procedure and the Statutes dealing with elections, and on the advice of IFLA’s Parliamentarian and Expert on Rules and Procedures, Martyn Wade, a new election will be held between these candidates at the next meeting of the General Assembly on 28 August 2019 in Athens, Greece.
All IFLA Members eligible to vote will receive further information as part of the Convening Notice to be sent out in June 2019.
The total number of valid ballot papers received for the vacancies on the Governing Board were 387, a return rate of 38%. This represents 1647 votes, 47% of the possible total.
Ms N. van Schaverbeke and Ms A. Verheusen, the independent scrutineers, are satisfied that the above result is correct, following an accurate count of the ballot papers.
Ex-officio members of the Board will be:
- Chair Professional Committee: Vicki McDonald, Australia
- Chair Division I: Sonia Poulin, Canada
- Chair Division II: Helen Vincent, United Kingdom
- Chair Division III: Adjoa Boateng, United Kingdom
- Chair Division IV: Catharina Isberg, Sweden
- Chair Division V: Sanjay Kumar Bihani, India
The Chair of the Management of Library Associations Section will be elected in August at its Standing Committee meeting in Athens, Greece.
Board members will take office on 29 August 2019.
My congratulations to those elected and I would like to thank all candidates for their commitment to IFLA and willingness to participate in this way.
17 May 2019