The President of the Governing Board and the Secretary-General of the CIHEAM
Prof. Mohammed Sadiki, currently Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Forests of the Kingdom of Morocco, has been elected President of the CIHEAM Governing Board during the 141st Governing Board meeting of the Organisation (December 2018).
On the occasion of the 142nd Governing Board meeting of the CIHEAM held in Paris, Mr. Plácido Plaza was elected unanimously as the new Secretary-General. The candidate of the Spanish Authorities entered into office on 1 March 2019, for the first mandate of four years, after completing an interim period.
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. He is assisted by Vice-Presidents elected for the same period through the same voting procedure.
|President of the Governing Board|
Mr. Mohammed SADIKI (Morocco)
|Governing Board Vice Presidents|
Ms Valérie BADUEL (France)
Mr. Christos AVGOULAS (Greece)
|Member States Delegates||Mrs. Fatiha BAOUCHE (Algeria)|
Mr. Enio CIVICI (Albania)
Mr. Mohamed SOLIMAN (Egypt)
Mr. Marco GIUNGI (Substitute, Italy)
Mrs Wafaa AL-DIKAH HAMZE (Lebanon)
Mr. Justin ZAHRA (Malta)
Mr. Bilal Hajjouji (Morocco)
Mr Nuno FIGUEIRA BOAVIDA CANADA (Portugal)
Mrs María José Hernández Mendoza (Spain)
Mr. Mahmoud Elies HAMZA (Tunisia)
Mr. Metin TURKER (Turkey)
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). It gives its advice on issues submitted by the Governing Board.
CIHEAM Advisory Board members in 2021
|President of the Advisory Board||Ms. GHAOUTI Lamiae (Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine, Morocco)|
|Advisory Board Members||Mr. WERY Jacques (CGIAR, France)|
Mr. MALORGIO Giulio (Universita di Bologna, Italy)
Mr. ABDALLAH Chadi (CNRS Lebanon)
Mr. BEN SALEM Hichem (IRESA, Tunisia)
Mr. CARMONA BELO Carlos (INIAV, Portugal)
Mr. KAPAJ Ilir (Tirana University, Albania)
Overview of the CIHEAM Institutional Organization Chart
The General Secretariat (Headquarters)
Based in Paris, the Headquarters coordinate, facilitate, and implement the actions conducted by the different bodies of the CIHEAM.
Organization Chart of the GS (CIHEAM Headquarters)
CIHEAM Gender Equality Plan
CIHEAM is committed to making gender equality a priority. The General Secretariat and the 4 Institutes (Bari, Chania, Montpellier and Zaragoza) have all developed plans to make progress in this area.
It is essential that the women and men who constitute the CIHEAM enjoy equal rights and opportunities, and that their aspirations and needs are equally valued and promoted. Our plans aim to ensure this equality by defining the objectives to be achieved and the means to achieve them.