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Vol. 33 No. 3
May-June 2011

IUPAC Wire | News and information on IUPAC, its fellows, and members organizations
See also www.iupac.org/indexes/News

Election of IUPAC Officers and Bureau Members—Call for Nominations

At its assembly in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 3–4 August 2011, the IUPAC Council will be asked to elect a vice president, a secretary general, and members of the Bureau to fill the vacancies created by retiring members. IUPAC National Adhering Organizations are invited to submit nominations no later than 3 June 2011.

On 1 January 2012 Kazuyuki Tatsumi (Japan), vice president and president-elect of IUPAC, will become president. Nicole Moreau (France), current president, will become past president and remain an officer and a member of the Bureau for a period of two years, while Jung-Il Jin (Korea), current past president, will retire. Secretary General David StC. Black (Australia) will also retire after completing a second and final four-year term. Treasurer John Corish (Ireland), who was elected for a four-year term 2007–2011, will become eligible for a second four-year term commencing in 2012.

In addition, this year there are four vacancies for Elected Members of the Bureau. Members are elected to a four-year term and are eligible for reelection to a second four-year term. No National Adhering Organization shall have more than one Elected Member on the Bureau, and the principle of fair geographical representation of Members shall be taken into account, as stipulated in IUPAC Statutes.

Elected Members whose terms expire at the end of 2011:

  • Anders Kallner (Sweden) (2004–2007, 2008–2011)
  • Werner Klein (Germany) (2004–2007, 2008–2011)
  • Ram Lamba (Puerto Rico) (2008–2011), eligible for nomination
  • Natalia Tarasova (Russia) (2008–2011), eligible for nomination

Elected Members whose terms continue to the end of 2013:

  • Colin Humphris (UK) (2010–2013)
  • Stanislaw Penczek (Poland) (2006–2009, 2010–2013)
  • Elsa Reichmanis (USA) (2006–2009, 2010–2013)
  • Maria Van Dam-Mieras (Netherlands) (2006–2009, 2010–2013)
  • Itamar Willner (Israel) (2010–2013)
  • Qi-Feng Zhou (China) (2010–2013)

In addition to the 5 officers and the 10 Elected Members, the Bureau also includes the eight Division Presidents (each elected by each individual Division), and three ex officio members representing the Operational Standing Committees (i.e., the Committee on Chemistry Education, on Chemistry and Industry, and CHEMRAWN, the CHEMical Research Applied to World Needs Committee).

IUPAC National Adhering Organizations are invited to submit nominations to the Secretary General at <secretariat@iupac.org> no later than 3 June 2011.

To maintain a vibrant organization it is important that all vacant positions be filled after a fair and vigorous election process, so all nominations are encouraged. To make your voice heard, contact your National Adhering Organization and get involved.

> See also www.iupac.org/web/nt/2011-02-25_Bureau_Nomination


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