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International Organization for Chemical Sciences in Development

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Governance and Administration


IOCD is registered as an international NGO in Namur, Belgium and complies with Belgian law regarding its constitution, formal functions and annual reporting on its activities and financing. The Secretariat is currently located at the University of Namur (UNamur).


General Assembly

The General Assembly is constituted by periodic elections and currently comprises the ‘Board’ of officers of the organization (President, Vice Presidents, Treasurer, Secretary, Executive Director) as well as three additional members and three observers. The Board has executive authority devolved from the General Assembly and can decide on all matters except:

The membership of the General Assembly and Board is currently as follows:


Prof. Vivian Wing-Wah YAM, President, IOCD
Room 504, Chong Yuet Ming Chemistry Building
The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam Road,
Hong Kong
Email: wwyam@hku.hk


Federico Rosei became IOCD's fourth Executive Director in January 2021. He is assisted in this work by the Treasurer, Philippe Lambin (Belgium) and Secretary and Head of the Strategic Development, Stephen Matlin (UK).


Prof. Federico Rosei, Executive Director, IOCD
Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Università degli Studi di Trieste
1 Via L. Giorgieri,
34127 Trieste Italy
Email: ceo@iocd.org


Organisation Internationale des Sciences Chimiques pour le Développement
61 Rue de Bruxelles
B 5000 Namur

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