The President of the Governing Board and the Secretary General of the CIHEAM
Mrs Frida Krifca, currently Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Albania, has been elected President of the CIHEAM Governing Board during the 151st Governing Board meeting of the Organisation.
On the same occasion, Mr Teodoro Miano was elected as the new Secretary-General. The candidate of the Italian Authorities entered into office on 1 March 2023, for the first mandate of four years.
Read more about these elections here
The CIHEAM Governing Board
Consisting of one representative from each of the 13 Member States, the Governing Board is the managing and decision-making body. Representatives of the OECD and the Council of Europe sit ex officio on the Board in an advisory capacity. The president is elected by a 2/3 majority for a period of 4 years. The role is assisted by vice presidents elected for the same period through the same voting procedure.
|President of the Governing Board|
Frida KRIFCA (Albania)
|Governing Board Vice Presidents|
Miguel Ángel RIESGO (Spain)
Wafaa AL-DIKAH HAMZE (Lebanon)
|Member States Delegates|
Enio CIVICI (Substitute, Albania)
Fatiha BAOUCHE (Algeria)
Adel Abdel Azzim Abu Al-Yazid (Egypt)
Valérie BADUEL (France)
Christos AVGOULAS (Greece)
Marco GIUNGI (Substitute, Italy)
Bilal HAJJOUJI (Moroco)
Nuno FIGUEIRA BOAVIDA CANADA (Portugal)
Hichem BEN SALEM (Tunisia)
Metin TURKER (Türkiye)
The Advisory Board
It consists of a number of eminent figures appointed for a period of 4 years by the Governing Board. They are "chosen, in particular, from among members of establishments for higher education in agriculture and of agricultural research institutes" (Article 5.1 of the 1962 Agreement). The Advisory Board gives advice on issues submitted by the Governing Board.
CIHEAM Advisory Board members
|President of the Advisory Board||Chadi ABDALLAH (CNRS Lebanon)|
|Advisory Board Members||Maysoun BENCHIKH LEHOCINE (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Algeria)|
Khamassi FATEN (INAT, Tunisia)
Carlos CARMONA BELO (INIAV, Portugal)
Ilir KAPAJ (Tirana University, Albania)
Eduardo ROJAS BRIALES (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
Sonya SAMMUT (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food, and Animal Rights of Malta)
Based in Paris, the Headquarters coordinate, facilitate and implement the actions conducted by the different bodies of the CIHEAM.