Meet the WPA Leaders

Meet the WPA Leaders

We are delighted to share with you our “Meet the Leaders” film series where we have been interviewing the members of the current World Psychiatric Association (WPA) Executive Committee (EC) as well as past WPA Presidents.


In this series of interviews, each member has shared not only a summary of their valuable contributions to the association and the field of mental health in general over the years, but also their insightful views on the contributions made by WPA and it member associations.

Over the next couple of months, we will be releasing an interview each week, gradually working through each EC member and past president. Work is still continuing in the background and following this series, we will also be interviewing WPA Zonal Representatives and Action Plan Working Group Chairs.

Make sure you don't miss an interview by regularly visiting this page or by subscribing to our YouTube channel or other social media channels.

Current Executive Committee Members (2020-2023)

Professor Afzal Javed - President, WPA

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.

Professor Petr Morozov - Secretary General, WPA

As the Secretary General, Prof. Morozov ensures that the Secretariat properly supports the work of the WPA and EC.  He acts as liaison between the WPA Board and Committees, and ensures members are kept informed of any discussions and decisions. 

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Professor Roger Ng - Secretary Education, WPA

The Secretary for Education coordinates the educational activities of the WPA and works with WPA zonal representatives, members and the Secretaries of Sections and Meetings to ensure relevant distribution and access to educational programs.