Every two years, IUPAC holds an election for its officers and committee members. Any qualified individual who is interested in being nominated is invited to contact his/her National Adhering Organization (NAO) and/or the current committee officers. Details on the CALL FOR NOMINATIONS is available here. Nominations must be completed no later than 1 February 2021.
Election of IUPAC Officers and Bureau Members
At its General Assembly in Montreal, Canada, on Wednesday 18 August and Thursday 19 August 2021, the IUPAC Council will be asked to elect a Vice President, a Treasurer, and members of the Bureau to fulfill the vacancies created by retiring members. IUPAC National Adhering Organizations are invited to submit nominations no later than 31 March 2021.
On 1 January 2022, Javier García-Martínez (Spain), Vice President and President-Elect of IUPAC, will become President.
Christopher Brett (Portugal), current President, will become Past President and remain an officer and a member of the Bureau for a period of two years, while Qi-Feng Zhou (China), current Past President, will retire. Nominations for Vice President position are invited.
Secretary General Richard Hartshorn (New Zealand) and Treasurer Colin Humphris (UK) were both elected by the Council in July 2019 for a second four year term. However, Colin Humphris confirmed that he will retire at the end of 2021. Nominations for Treasurer are invited.
In addition, this biennium there are four vacancies for Elected Members of the Bureau. Elected Members are elected to a four-year term, and are eligible for re-election to a second four-year term. No National Adhering Organization shall have more than one Elected Member on the Bureau, and the principle of fair geographical representation of Members shall be taken into account, as stipulated in the IUPAC Statutes.
Elected Members whose terms expire at the end of 2021 are:
• Prof. Russell J. Boyd (Canada) (2014-2017, 2018-2021)
• Prof. Mary Garson (Australia) (2018-2021); eligible for nomination
• Prof. Christopher K. Ober (USA) (2014-2017, 2018-2021)
• Prof. Ken Sakai (Japan) (2018-2021); eligible for nomination
The following are Members whose terms continue to the end of 2023:
• Prof. Ghada Bassoni (Egypt) (2020-2023)
• Prof. Mei-Hung Chiu (China/Taipei) (2016-2019, 2020-2023)
• Prof. Petr Fedotov (Russia) (2020-2023)
• Prof. Ehud Keinan (Israel) (2016-2019, 2020-2023)
• Prof. Gloria Obuzor (Nigeria) (2020-2023)
• Dr. Bipul Behari Saha (India) (2020-2023)
In addition to the five officers and the ten Elected Members, the Bureau also includes the eight Division Presidents (each elected by their Division), and six members representing the following Standing Committees, i.e. the Committee on Chemistry Education (CCE), the Committee on Chemistry and Industry (COCI), the Committee on CHEMical Research Applied to World Needs (CHEMRAWN), the Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development (ICGCSD), the Interdivisional Committee on Terminology, Nomenclature and Symbols (ICTNS), and the Committee on Publications and Cheminformatics Data Standards (CPCDS).
IUPAC National Adhering Organizations are invited to submit nominations to the Secretary General via the
Executive Director at <[email protected]> no later than 31 March 2021.
It is important for a vibrant organization that all vacant positions are filled after a fair and vigorous election
process, so all nominations are encouraged. So, to make your voice heard, contact your National Adhering
Organization and get involved. A call for the general elections for the 2022-23 term was released earlier on 1 October 2020 and published in Chem Int Oct 2020.
What Does the Bureau Do?
See the Bylaws for more details, https://iupac.org/who-we-are/organizational-guidelines/bureau/
(announcement published in Chem Int Jan 2021)