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Official Acts Posted on 2021-11-16 17:23:11

Election of the Director General of the OIE. Elections for the OIE Council, Regional and Specialist Commissions

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All elections during the 88th General Session of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) were organised on 28 May 2021 through a secure remote electronic voting system and were overseen by an independent legal expert. The final report of the 88th General Session provides full details on the process.

OIE Director General

Dr Monique Éloit (France) was re-elected as the Director General of the OIE for a period of five years, namely until 30 June 2026.

OIE Council

President of the Assembly
Dr Hugo Federico Idoyaga Benítez (Paraguay)
Past President
Dr Mark Schipp (Australia)
Vice-President of the Assembly
Dr Christianne Bruschke (The Netherlands)
Members of the Council
Dr Daniel Komla Batawui (Togo)
Dr Roland Xolani Dlamini (Eswatini)
Dr Yobani Gutierrez Ravelo (Cuba)
Dr Him Hoo Yap (Singapore)
Dr Konstantin Savenkov (Russia)
Dr Majid Al Qassimi (United Arab Emirates)

OIE Regional Commissions

Bureau of the Regional Commission for Africa

President
Dr Honoré Robert N’Lemba Mabela (Dem. Rep. of the Congo)
Vice-Presidents
Dr Letlhogile Modisa (Botswana)
Dr Mbargou Lo (Senegal)
Secretary General
Dr Anna Rose Ademun Okurut (Uganda)

Bureau of the Regional Commission for the Americas

President
Dr Jaspinder Komal (Canada)
Vice-Presidents
Dr Wilmer Juarez Juarez (Nicaragua)
Dr Ximena Melón (Argentina)
Secretary General
Dr Arnold Dwarkasing (Curaçao)

Bureau of the Regional Commission for Asia, the Far East and Oceania

President
Dr Baoxu Huang (People’s Rep. of China)
Vice-Presidents
Dr Tony Zohrab (New Zealand)
Dr Masatsugu Okita (Japan)
Secretary General
Dr Ye Tun Win (Myanmar)

Bureau of the Regional Commission for Europe

President
Dr Māris Balodis (Latvia)
Vice-Presidents
Dr Ulrich Herzog (Austria)
Dr Vesna Daković (Montenegro)
Secretary General
Dr Vasili Basiladze (Georgia)

Bureau of the Regional Commission for the Middle East

President
Dr Fajer Sabah Al Salloom (Bahrain)
Vice-Presidents
Dr Sanad Al Harbi (Saudi Arabia)
Dr Abdul Hakim Mahmoud Ali (Egypt)
Secretary General
Dr Elias Ibrahim (Lebanon)

OIE Specialist Commissions

Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission

President
Dr Étienne Bonbon (France)
Vice-Presidents
Dr Gastón Funes (Argentina)
Dr Salah Hammami (Tunisia)
Members of the Commission
Dr Kiyokazu Murai (Japan)
Dr Lucio Carbajo Goñi (Spain)
Dr Bernardo Todeschini (Brazil)

Scientific Commission for Animal Diseases

President
Dr Cristobal Zepeda (United States of America)
Vice-Presidents
Dr Kris De Clercq (Belgium)
Dr Trevor Drew (Australia)
Members of the Commission
Dr Silvia Bellini (Italy)
Dr Baptiste Dungu (South Africa)
Dr Mischeck Mulumba (Zambia)

Aquatic Animal Health Standards Commission

President
Dr Ingo Ernst (Australia)
Vice-Presidents
Dr Alicia Gallardo Lagno (Chile)
Dr Fiona Geoghegan (Ireland)
Members of the Commission
Dr Kevin Christison (South Africa)
Dr Espen Rimstad (Norway)
Dr Hong Liu (People’s Republic of China)

Biological Standards Commission

President
Dr Emmanuel Couacy-Hymann (Côte d’Ivoire)
Vice-Presidents
Dr Ann Cullinane (Ireland)
Dr John Pasick (Canada)
Members of the Commission
Dr Joseph S. O’Keefe (New Zealand)
Dr Chris Oura (Trinidad and Tobago)
Dr Satoko Kawaji (Japan)

General organisation

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