I am pleased to announce that following the recent Governing Board elections the 2015-2017 Governing Board to be led by President Donna Scheeder will comprise:


Glòria Pérez-Salmerón (Spain)

Elected Members:

Name Number of votes
1.   Glòria Pérez-Salmerón (Spain) 1164 (withdrawn)
2.   Loida Garcia-Febo (United States) 2nd term 1133
3.   Ngian Lek Choh (Singapore) 2nd term 1043
4.   Victoria Owen (Canada) 1039
5.   Kirsten Boelt (Denmark) 1037
6.   Maria-Carme Torras i Calvo (Norway) 1026 (withdrawn)
7.   Andrew McDonald (United Kingdom) 1004
8.   Ellen Ndeshi Namhila (Namibia) 2nd term 980
9.   Christine Wellems (Germany) 889
10. Christine Mackenzie (Australia) 717
11. Ágnes Hajdu Barát (Hungary) 664
12. Margaret Allen (Australia) 635
Charles Kamdem Peoghela (Cameroon) 591
Khaled Mohamed Emam Elhalaby (Egypt) 270

The total number of valid ballot papers received for the vacancies on the Governing Board was 464, a return rate of 41%. This represents 1670 votes, 55% of the possible total.

Drs. J. Bos and Drs. T. de Boer, the scrutineers appointed by the Governing Board, are satisfied that the above result is correct, following an accurate count of the ballot papers.

Ex-officio members of the Board will be:

  • Chair Professional Committee: Maria-Carme Torras i Calvo, Norway
  • Chair Division I: Raissa Teodori, Italy 
  • Chair Division II: Frederick Zarndt, United States 
  • Chair Division III: Viviana Quiñones, France 
  • Chair Division IV: Perry Moree, The Netherlands 
  • Chair Division V: Victoria Okojie, Nigeria

The Chair of the Management of Library Associations Section will be elected in August at its standing committee meeting in Cape Town, South Africa.

Board members will take office on 21 August 2015. 

My congratulations to those elected and I would like to thank all candidates for their commitment to IFLA and willingness to participate in this way.

Jennefer Nicholson
Secretary General
29 May 2015