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New Board of Directors elected for International Geothermal Association

New and old IGA Board, Bochum, Germany - Nov. 15, 2013 (source: Benedikt Steingrimsson)
Alexander Richter 1 Aug 2016

A new Board of Directors has been elected for the International Geothermal Association (IGA), which will take over from the current board at the next Board Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this fall.

The International Geothermal Association has recently held its board member elections and has now announced the results.

Announced in April 2016,  individual members of the national associations that are part of IGA voted a new board of directors for the 2016-2019 period. Around 4,650 IGA members were asked to vote, with a total of 1,394 votes received. This is an increase of more than 500 votes in the last elections in 2013.

For details on the statistics of the elections, see the website of IGA linked below.

The new IGA Board of Directors will commence their work in October 2016 and be active until October 2019. Usually, the IGA Board consists of 30 Board members representing many different countries (see current Board members list: www.geothermal-energy.org/about_the_iga/bod_members_committees.html. At the upcoming Board meeting in Addis Ababa at the end of October, the new and the old Board will meet. New IGA committee chairs will be elected also. The IGA officers (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary) are elected internally beforehand. IGA committees and their members are displayed online: www.geothermal-energy.org/about_the_iga/bod_members/commitees.html.

The IGA President approved the results and the candidates were notified. It should be pointed out that the number of participants has increased considerably since the last election in 2013. Votes increased from 880 in 2013 to 1,394 in 2016. Thus, the election participation has increased to 30% of the entire IGA membership, compared to 16.9% in 2013.

We congratulate the new IGA Board.

Here the new board of directors.

IGA_Board_2016-2019

Disclaimer: The author, Alexander Richter, was elected into the board for a second term having served already 2013 to 2016.

Source: IGA