Elections 2020 – Meet the Candidates

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The Board is proud to announce that on the Elections 2020 Call for Candidates we have received nominations for three candidates for the office of President-Elect and 44 candidates for the position of ordinary Board Members. In the meantime, several candidates have withdrawn their applications, so we finally make a selection among two candidates for President-Elect and 29 candidates for Board Member. Still, this number of candidates is much larger than we anticipated, and it is proof of the vitality of ISOCARP as an active network of planners worldwide.

The candidates and nominators are current members of ISOCARP and must agree with the Society’s Constitution, the Code of Conduct and the elections document. The election brochure explains the governance of ISOCARP and the roles and activities of the elected officers. These officers have an honorary function (unpaid). Members of the Board are financially responsible for the Society.

The 2 candidates for the office of President-Elect are:

Pietro Elisei, Romania
Pirouz Hanachi, Iran

The 29 candidates for the position of ordinary Board Members are:

Abdul Husaini, Nigeria
Daniele Vettorato, Italy
Elisabeth Belpaire, Belgium/Switzerland
Eric Huybrechts, France
Garfield Hunter, Jamaica
Gero Suhner, Germany
Hongyang Wang, China
Islam Bouzguenda, Oman
Johan van den Berg, Belgium
Juanee Cilliers, South Africa
Kanu Kingsley, Nigeria
Khairul Nisa Haron, Malaysia
Kristof Van Assche, Canada
Madina Junussova, Kazakhstan
Michael Stott, Australia
Milena Ivkovic, Netherlands
Nguyen Do Dzung, Singapore
Ntombenhle Ndwandwe, South Africa
Pirouz Hanachi, Iran
Rajendra Kumar, India
Roy Adams, France
Rudger Smook, Netherlands
Sebnem Hoskara, Cyprus
Shi Nan, China
Solvere Lim, Singapore
Tanvi Grover, India
Tijana Tufek-Memisevic, USA
Yifan Yu, China
Zeynep Gunay, Turkey

Read about the candidates on the BigPulse election platform.

Members are invited to send questions to the candidates. Online voting opens on 20 October via BigPulse.

We wish the candidates best of luck with their election campaigns.

Frank D’hondt
Secretary General, on behalf of the Board

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