Dear Region 8 Committee members,
On behalf of the 2021-2022 Region 8 (R8) Nominations and Appointments Committee (N&AC) it is my pleasure to announce the slate of candidates for the incoming elections of the 2023-2024 R8 Operating Committee (OpCom) members and the 2023-2024 R8 N&AC members:
- R8 Secretary (one position):
o Ljupco Karadzinov, North Macedonia Section
- R8 Treasurer (one position):
o Adam Jastrzebski, UK & Ireland Section
- R8 Vice Chair (VC) for Member Activities (MA) (one position):
o Vinko Lesic, Croatia Section
o Andrejs Romanovs, Latvia Section
- R8 Vice Chair (VC) for Student Activities (SA) (one position):
o Abdullateef Aliyu, Nigeria Section
o Theodoros Panagiotis Chatzinikolaou, Greece Section
- R8 Vice Chair (VC) for Technical Activities (TA) (one position):
o Marios Antoniou, Cyprus Section
o Albert Lysko, South Africa Section
- R8 N&AC (3 positions):
o Vicent Egessa, Kenya Section
o Jan Haase, Germany Section
o Ilhem Kallel, Tunisia Section
o Dalius Navakauskas, Lithuania Section
o Sergio Rapuano, Italy Section
o Catarina Silva, Portugal Section
Note that to the previous slate, the names of any successful candidate by petition (for the positions of Secretary, Treasurer, and the three Vice Chairs) will be added, as mentioned on the R8 Operations Manual R8M-5:
“… In the case of the R8 Secretary, R8 Treasurer and the three R8 Vice Chairs (MA, SA, TA) a candidate may be added to the slate provided by the R8 N&A Committee by a petition including the signatures of at least 15 voting members of the R8 Committee. Valid signatories comprise anyone who is a voting member of the Committee during the calendar year in which the petition is submitted. If the petition is not submitted by the candidate, it must be accompanied by the written confirmation of the willingness of the candidate to serve if elected. The petition must be submitted to the Director or Secretary twenty-one (21) days before the election is due to take place, and after verification of validity, awareness of the additional candidate(s) must be made available to the R8 Committee fourteen (14) days before the election.”
This year, nominations by petition must reach the Region 8 Director by 25 September, 2022. Note that during the R8 Committee meeting, petition candidates from the floor will not be accepted.
All candidates’ biographies/IEEE activities/statements will be distributed to the R8 Committee members prior to the R8 Committee meeting in Cairo, Egypt, 14-16 October, 2022.
For all further details please refer to the IEEE R8 Bylaws and the IEEE R8 Operations Manual, available at the R8 website (http://www.ieeer8.org) in the documents section (http://www.ieeer8.org/category/documents/). In particular I would like to highlight that the R8 OpCom members (Secretary, Treasurer, VC MA, VC SA, VC TA) will be elected by the R8 Committee voting members (OpCom members and Section Chairs or their alternates), while the R8 N&AC members will be elected by the Section Chairs (or their alternates).
During the incoming R8 Committee meeting for those positions with just one candidate and for the R8 N&AC, no oral presentations will be necessary. The candidates for R8 VCs (MA, SA and TA) are expected to give a 5-minute presentation of themselves. Questions and Answers (Q&A) will follow.
Magdalena Salazar Palma
IEEE Region 8 Nominations and Appointments Committee Chair