IFOAM Asia Board of Directors

About the Board of Directors

The IFOAM Asia Board of Directors is elected at the General Assembly every two years. Depending on the number of votes received, board member serve from 2 to 4 years. Board members are endorsed by the national organic organizations and IFOAM Asia members to represent the organic sector in their countries and regions.

Seven candidates with the highest votes are elected and the elected board members choose among themselves to serve as the President and vice-presidents (two persons).

The call for the Board candidates is released three months before the General Assembly and the candidates must be physically present at the elections to make their candidature statements and participate at the elections.

The next General Assembly is scheduled for May 2019.

Zhou Zejiang, President (China)

Zhou Zejiang, President (China)

Senior Advisor to the Organic Food Development Center, Ministry of Environmental Protection of China

Zhou Zejiang, more fondly known as Dr ZZ in Asia, has served the organic movement in China, Asia and other parts of the world for 27 years. He is a pioneer of the Chinese organic movement, one of the 2 first organic inspectors in the country and a well-regarded organic expert.

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Patrick Belisario, Vice President (Philippines)

Patrick Belisario, Vice President (Philippines)

President of Organic Producers and Trade Association of the Philippines

Patrick has been involved with IFOAM for more than a decade, with him being a Board member of IFOAM Asia since June 2013 and was reelected as Board Vice President for the next 2 years.

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Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Hossain, Vice President (Bangladesh)

Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Hossain, Vice President (Bangladesh)

Program Officer in the Agriculture Department of the Asian Productivity Organization

Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Hossain is a Bangladeshi nationality, working as a Program Officer in the Agriculture Department of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), an inter-governmental organization based in Tokyo, Japan.

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Sundeep Kamath, Board Member (India)

Sundeep Kamath, Board Member (India)

Secretary of Biodynamic Association of India

Sundeep has been involved in the movement since the last decade. He is Secretary of the Biodynamic Association of India (BDAI), promoting this spiritual regenerative agriculture throughout the region.

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Satoko Miyoshi, Board Member (Japan)

Satoko Miyoshi, Board Member (Japan)

Representative for Global Organic Textile Standard Japan

Miyoshi has been involved with IFOAM since she was a student. She worked for a certification body for organic food, helping farmers and facilities to get organic certification.

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J. Indro Surono, Board Member (Indonesia)

J. Indro Surono, Board Member (Indonesia)

Indonesia Organic Alliance

Indro has been involved in organic movement for more than 20 years. He founded an NGO which works with farmers and women in the rural areas to develop organic farming and local marketing in Bogor, Indonesia.

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Manchul, JUNG, Board Member (South Korea)

Manchul, JUNG, Board Member (South Korea)

Vice president, Institute of Korea Rural Society

Manchul has been involved in the organic movement since he was a university student. He is interested in establishing an institute of organic agriculture for the development of Asian organic agriculture.

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