Executive Committee (EC)
The WPA Executive Committee (EC) is a group of eight representatives elected by WPA members at the triennial WPA General Assembly. It's primary role is to guide the work of the Secretariat and to deliver on the relevant Action Plan for the triennium.
More specifically, the EC implements the decisions of the WPA General Assembly; administrates WPA resources; ensures that WPA statutory functions are carried out by all officers and staff; produces, updates and supervises the application of the WPA Manual of Procedures; and prepares the materials for the WPA General Assemblies.
Professor Afzal Javed was appointed President-Elect at the 2017 World Congress of Psychiatry in Berlin. In 2020, he assumed the role of President and launched the 2020-2023 Action Plan.
As President, Afzal leads the work of the Executive Committee, ensuring the group remains focused on fulfilling the vision of WPA and on reaching its goals as outlined in its charter and in the current Action Plan.
In addition to his roles as a Consultant Psychiatrist at the UK NHS, Honorary Clinical Associate Teacher at Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick UK and honorary Chairman of the Pakistan Psychiatric Research Centre, Fountain House, Lahore, Pakistan,
Afzal also fulfils his role as WPA President by liaising with member societies across the globe, supporting their local endeavours and sharing knowledge and information between them.