Peter deMarsh re-elected

Peter deMarsh (Canada) was re-elected as chair at the IFFA annual meeting 2017 in the Forestry House in Brussels the 15 March 2018. Pentti Linnamaa (Finland) was elected as new Vice-chair.

  • Published: 30.03.2018
  • Published by: Ivar Legallais-Korsbakken
  • Tags: #Annual meeting  # 2017 

    The annual meeting The Chair Peter deMarsh gave an overview of the IFFA activities in 2017 and Lennart Ackzell presented a slide show that highlighted the main IFFA activities and achievements during 2017. IFFA has continued to make an impact by participating in a large number of international events.

    During the annual meeting the economic report and the budget for 2018 was approved, and the annual meeting agreed on a new fee structure proposed by the board.

    The annual meeting approved the new work plan 201 8as well.The annual meeting elected the following IFFA board for 2018

    Pentti Linnamaa

    new vice-chair

    ·Peter DeMarsh (Canada) Chair

    ·Pentti Linnamaa (Finland) vice-chair - new

    ·Lorenz Freiherr Klein von Wisenberg (Germany) Treasurer

    ·Lennart Ackzell (Sweden)

    ·Charles Nyanjui (Kenya) - new

    ·Manuel Garcia (Mexico)

    ·Jog Raj Giri (Nepal)

    ·Felix Montecuccoli (Austria) – new

    The annual meeting elected the following

    nominations committee for 2018

    ·Olivier Bertrand (France)
    ·Marc-André Côté (Canada)
    ·Tanja Olsen (Denmark) - new

    See the nominations

    See the Draft minutes

    The chair thanked the secretariat, Ellen Alfsen and Ivar Legallais-Korsbakken for their hosting of IFFA at the Norwegian Forest Owners’ Federation.


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