General Council

The General Council is the governing body of the World Obesity Federation, with a single member being drawn from each of our member organisations.

The General Council holds an Annual General Meeting (AGM) and may hold additional meetings by petition. The AGM receives the accounts for the charity for the previous financial year, receives the Executive Committee’s report on the Federation’s activities, elects trustees to fill vacancies on the Executive Committee, appoints auditors for the Federation, and discusses and determines any other issues put before them by the Executive Committee.

Membership consists of one representative each from the Federation’s member organisations. Click on representative for information on a country's affiliate member group and their representative.

Country Representative
Australia Jane Martin
Australia/Asia

Prof Brian Oldfield 

Austria Dr Joakim Huber
Azerbaijan Dr Sevinc Zaman
Belgium Prof Dr Bart Van der Schueren  
Brazil Cintia Cercato
Bulgaria Prof Teodora Handjieva-Darlenska
Canada Dr Arya Sharma
Chile  
Colombia Dr Eduardo Silva
Croatia Prof Davor Štimac
Cuba Dr Silvia María Marín Juliá
Denmark Dr Sigrid Gribsholt
Dominican Republic

Dr Adalberto González

Egypt Prof Sherif Ibrahim Hafez
 
Europe Dr Nathalie Farpour Lambert
Finland Prof Patrik Borg 
France Philippe Valet
Germany Prof Dr med. Martina de Zwaan
Greece

Dr Efthymiod Kapantais

Greece Dr George Panotopoulos
Haiti

Dr Euguens Fermine

Hong Kong

 Michele Mae Yuen

Hong Kong Dr Francis Chun Chung Chow
Hungary Dr Halmy Lászlóné Eszter
Iceland Dr Tryggvi Helgason
India Dr Banshi Saboo
India Dr Lalit Kumar Upadhyay
Iran

Dr Abdolreza Norouzy

Ireland Dr Jean O'Connell
Italy Prof Ferruccio Santini
Italy

Dr Giuseppe Fatati

Japan

Prof Takashi Kadowaki

Kenya

Amonje Moses Oluchiri

Lebanon

Dr Paola Atallah

Macedonia,TFYR Prof Milco Bogoev
Malaysia Emeritus Professor Dr Mohd Ismail Noor
Malta Dr Claire Sillato Copperstone
Mexico Dr Ricardo Luna Fuentes
Mexico Luz María Sánchez-Romero
Mongolia

Prof Suvd Junai­­

Netherlands Dr Eva Corpeleijn
New Zealand Jane Martin
Nigeria Dr Agbo Urudinachi
Norway Prof Dr med Jørn V. Sagen
Oman

Dr Noor Al Busaidi

Panama Dr Cesar De Leon Poblete
Paraguay Dra Maria Cristina Jimenez
Peru  
Philippines

Dr Mia C.Fojas

Poland

Prof Magdalena Olszanecka

Portugal Prof Dra. Paula Freitas
Romania

Prof Gabriela Roman

Salvadore  

Saudi Arabia

President D. Ghalia Abdeen

Serbia

Prof Dr Dragan Micic

Singapore Dr Tham Kwang Wei
Slovakia Lubomira Fabryova
Slovenia Dr. Tina Sentocnik
South Africa Professor Tessa Van der Merwe
South Korea Dr Kyu-Rae Lee
Switzerland Dr Dominique Durrer Schutz 
Switzerland

Prof Dr Beat Müller

Taiwan Yi-Ching Yang
Thailand Dr Tanupol Viunhagarun
United Kingdom Dr Maria Bryant
United States Catherine Kotz
United States

Joseph Nadglowski

Uruguay Dra. Adela Gonzalez Barnech