Board of Trustees | World Obesity Federation

Board of Trustees

The Charity’s current Board of Trustees is comprised of 15 members who are jointly responsible for the strategic direction and policies of the charity as delegated by the General Council. The Board of Trustees normally meets four times each year. The current membership is shown in the table below.​

The members of the Board of Trustees are also trustees of the charity for the purpose of charity law, and are Directors of the limited company. Under the Articles of Association, the President and President-Elect, as well as the Treasurer, are elected by the General Council and serve for a term of two years in each position. The Vice-Presidents for each region are elected by their respective regional bodies. Chairs (or Co-Chairs) of all Standing Committees are also members of the Board of Trustees.

President Prof. Louise Baur

Dr Simón Barquera

Past President

Prof. John Wilding

Treasurer Prof. Caroline Apovian
Vice President Latin America (FLASO)

Dr Bruno Halpern

President Asia Oceania (AOASO) Prof. Kyoung-Kon Leonard Kim
President Europe (EASO) Prof. Volkan Yumuk
Past President North America (TOS) Dr Elizabeth Parks
Chair: International Scientific Committee Prof. Karine Clément
Chair: Clinical Care Committee Dr Ada Cuevas
Chair: Policy & Prevention Committee Prof. Kent Buse
Chair: Publications Committee Prof. Donna H Ryan
At-Large Member Adam McCormack

Person with lived experience

Ogweno Stephen
Person with lived experience Amber Huett-Garcia
CEO: World Obesity Federation - Secretary to the Board (non-board member) Johanna Ralston

Our history

Find out more about our hsitory, including past governance, on our history page. 

Our history