Forest Stewardship Council elects Margareta Renström, Pedro González Chaverri and Larry Joseph to board of directors

BONN, Germany , September 12, 2011 (press release) – The FSC International Center on behalf of the FSC Board of Directors held elections for three seats of the FSC Board of Directors. Margareta Renström, Pedro Gonzalez Chaverri and Larry Joseph, have been elected to the FSC Board of Directors for a period of three years.

On Wednesday, February 9, 2011, the call for nominations was issued by the FSC International Center. The voting period opened on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 and closed on Wednesday, August 17, 2011.

On Friday, August 26, 2011, the electoral committee met in Bonn, Germany, to register and count the votes. Minutes of the proceedings were documented by an independent lawyer. The results of the 2011 FSC Board of Directors elections are as follows:

Results Ballots 2011
For the election of three new Board Members:

  • Northern Environment Seat: Margareta Renström (WWF International) re-elected
  • Southern Environmental Seat: Pedro González Chaverri (FUNDECOR) elected
  • Northern Social Seat: Larry Joseph (Individual Member) elected
The elected members of the FSC Board of Directors will assume office at the meeting of the FSC Board of Directors in China in November 2011. We extend a warm welcome to our new Board Members and thank them for their commitment to support FSC. We wish to thank all candidates and the electoral committee for their participation and support in the election.

The current members of the FSC Board of Directors include:
  • Chris van der Goot (Ecohout Foundation) Social ‘Northern’ (end of term in 2011) The Netherlands
  • Eric Palola (National Wildlife Federation Environmental ‘Northern’ (end of term in 2011) United States
  • Margareta Renström ( WWF International) Environmental ‘Northern’ (end of term in 2011) Switzerland
  • Ana R. Young Downey (Indvidual Member) Economic ‘Southern’ (end of term in 2012) Chile
  • Mario Abreu (Tetrapak International) Economic ‘Northern’ (end of term in 2012) Sweden
  • Roberto Waack (Amata ) Economic ‘Southern’ (end of term in 2012) Brazil
  • Jaime Levy (ALTROPICO) Social ‘Southern’ (end of term in 2013) Ecuador
  • Michael E. Conroy ( Individual Member) Social ‘Northern’ (end of term in 2013) USA
  • Wang Xiaoping (Beijing Forestry Society) Environmental ‚Southern’ (end of term in 2013) China P.R

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