Seven nominees including three incumbents have been nominated for Regional Chair positions across IAPB’s seven regions. For two regions, Africa and Western Pacific, regional elections were held to choose the preferred candidate among the nominees.
Here is the list of Regional Chair nominees who will be formally appointed as Chairs for the seven regions at the IAPB AGM in October 2016, just prior to the 10th General Assembly.
Aaron Thembinkosi Magava
Ophthalmologist, Marondera Provincial Hospital, Zimbabwe
HRH Prince Abdulaziz Ahmad Abdulaziz Al Saud
Founder and Chairman of IMPACT–EMR and the Middle East African Council of Ophthalmology, President of Saudi Ophthalmological Society, incumbent IAPB Regional Chair
Professor at Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary, incumbent IAPB Regional Chair
Francisco Martínez Castro
Ophthalmologist, Fundación Hospital Nuestra de la Luz, Mexico City, Mexico
Senior Director, Innovation and Sight Program, Seva Foundation
South East Asia
Vice Chair, LV Prasad Eye Institute, incumbent IAPB Regional Chair
Chief Operating Officer, Brien Holden Vision Institute