WPA announces new Executive Committee and Board Members for 2020-2023 triennium

Updated: Nov 6

The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) has announced details of those candidates elected to open Executive Committee and Board positions for the 2020-2023 triennium. The online election closed during the association's triennial General Assembly meeting on 16 October which, for the first time in the organisation's history took place virtually.


The new Executive Committee and Board are shown below.


WPA Executive Committee 2020-2023 (newly-elected in red)

(Top Row, L-R)

President: Afzal Javed

President-Elect: Danuta Wasserman

Secretary General: Petr Morozov

Secretary for Education: Roger Ng


(Bottom Row, L-R)

Secretary for Finances: Paul Summergrad

Secretary for Meetings: Edmond Pi

Secretary for Publications: Michel Botbol

Secretary for Scientific Sections: Thomas G. Schulze


WPA Board 2020-2023 (Zonal Representatives)

Zone 1. Canada Mysore S. RENUKA PRASAD

Zone 2. United States Bernardo NG

Zone 3. Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean Thelma SÁNCHEZ-VILLANUEVA

Zone 4. Northern South America Rodrigo Nel CÓRDOBA ROJAS

Zone 5. Southern South America Santiago Andrés LEVÍN

Zone 6. Western Europe Gisèle APTER

Zone 7. Northern Europe Ramune MAZALIAUSKIENE

Zone 8. Southern Europe Konstantinos N. FOUNTOULAKIS

Zone 9. Central Europe Igor FILIPČIƇ

Zone 10. Eastern Europe Oleg Alekseevich SKUGAREVSKY

Zone 11. Northern Africa Amine LARNAOUT

Zone 12. Middle East Mahdi ABU MADINI

Zone 13. Central and Western Africa Aïda SYLLA

Zone 14. Eastern and Southern Africa Juliet NAKKU

Zone 15. Central and Western Asia Seyed Ahmad JALILI

Zone 16. Southern Asia Pichet UDOMRATN

Zone 17. Eastern Asia Yong Chon PARK

Zone 18. Australasia and the South Pacific Allister BUSH

Author: WPA Secretariat

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