2019-2021 Governing Board

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IFLA's Governing Board (GB) is responsible for the governance and financial and professional directions of IFLA, and represents the Federation in legal and other formal proceedings.

The Board consists of the President, the President-elect, ten directly elected members, the Chair of the Professional Committee, the Chairs of each IFLA Division, and the Chair of the Management of Library Associations Section's Standing Committee.

Up to three further GB members may be co-opted to provide expertise or represent special interests. IFLA's Secretary General, who serves as the Board's Secretary, is an ex officio member.

President

Christine Mackenzie
Christine Mackenzie
Freelance Librarian

Melbourne
Australia

President-elect

Barbara Lison
Barbara Lison
Director
Stadtbibliothek Bremen

Ltd. Bibliotheksdirektorin
Am Wall 201

28195 Bremen
Germany

Treasurer

Antonia Arahova
Antonia Arahova
Head of Library, President' s Private Office
Presidency of Hellenic Democracy

2, Vasileos Georgiou B' str.
10028 Athens
Greece

Member

Huanwen Cheng
Huanwen Cheng
Professor and University Librarian
Sun Yat-sen University Library

135 Xin Gang Xi Lu
510275 Guangzhou, Guangdong
China

Member

Michael Dowling
Michael Dowling
Director, Chapter Relations and International Relations
American Library Association

United States

Member

Marwa El Sahn
Marwa El Sahn
Director of the Centre d’Activités Francophones (CAF)
Bibliotheca Alexandrina

P.O. Box 138 - Chatby
21526 Alexandrina
Egypt

Member

Jonathan Hernández Pérez
Jonathan Hernández Pérez
Library and Information Research Institute IIBI-UNAM
Researcher

Circuito Interior s/n, Torre II de Humanidades, Level 12, Ciudad Universitaria
04510 Mexico City
Mexico

Member

Torbjörn Nilsson
Torbjörn Nilsson
Library Director
Malmö City Library

Kung Oscars väg 11
211 33 Malmö
Sweden

Member

Knud Schulz
Knud Schulz
Former Manager, Public Libraries in Aarhus (DOKK1)
Danish Library Association

Vartov, Farvergade 27D, 2. Sal
1463 Copenhagen K
Denmark

Member

Sueli Mara Soares Pinto Ferreira
Sueli Mara Soares Pinto Ferreira
Professor at Graduate Program in Information Science
University of Sao Paulo

05508-020 Cidade Universitária, São Paulo
Brazil

Member

Ai Cheng Tay
Ai Cheng Tay
Deputy Chief Executive & Chief Librarian, Executive Office
National Library Board

100 Victoria Street
91401 Singapore
Singapore

Member

Minna von Zansen
Minna von Zansen
Director, User Relations
DCELIA

P.O. Box 20
FI-00030 IIRIS Helsinki
Finland

Chair Professional Committee

Vicki McDonald
Vicki McDonald
State Librarian and Chief Executive Officer
State Library of Queensland

Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place, South Bank
QLD 4101 South Brisbane
Australia

Chair Division I

Sonia Poulin
Sonia Poulin
Executive Director / CEO
Justice Education Society

260-800 Hornby St.
Vancouver V6Z 2C British Colombia
Canada

Chair Division II

Helen Vincent
Helen Vincent
Rare Books and Music Collection Manager
National Library of Scotland

George IV Bridge
EH1 1EW Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Chair of Division III

Adjoa Boateng
Adjoa Boateng
Head of Information Management
BirdLife International

United Kingdom

Chair Division IV

Catharina Isberg
Catharina Isberg
Library Director
Helsingborg City Libraries

Stadsparken
25189 Helsingborg
Sweden

Chair Division V

Sanjay Kumar Bihani
Sanjay Kumar Bihani
Library and Information Officer
Ministry of External Affairs, India

Patiala House, Annexe 'B' Building, Tilak Marg
110001 New Delhi
India

Chair Management of Library Associations Section

Halo Locher
Halo Locher
Executive Director
Bibliosuisse

Bleichemattstrasse 42
CH-5000 Aarau
Switzerland

Secretary General (ex officio member)

Gerald Leitner
Gerald Leitner
IFLA Headquarters

P.O. Box 95312
2509CH The Hague
Netherlands
Work+31 70 3140884
Fax+31 70 3834827

Last update: 30 August 2019