General Council

The General Council is the governing body of the World Obesity Federation, with a signle 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 Associate Professor Anna Peeters
Austria Professor Hermann Toplak
Azerbaijan Dr. Emil Hidayatli
Belgium Dr Jean-Paul Thissen
Brazil Dr Maria Edna de Melo
Bulgaria Professor Svetoslav Handjiev
Canada Dr Arya Sharma
Chile  
Colombia Prof. Rafael Gómez-Cuevas
Croatia Sanja Klobucar Majanovic
Cuba Professor Mirtha Prieto
Denmark  
Dominican Republic Felix Manuel Escano Polanco
Egypt Professor Mohamed Kamal Mostafa Aboulghate
Finland Professor Atso Raasmaja
France  
Germany Frau Dr. oec. troph. Beatrix Feuerreiter
Greece Leonidas Lanaras
Hong Kong  
Hong Kong Dr Alice Pik-Shan Kong
Hungary Professor Imre Rurik PhD
Iceland Dr Tryggvi Helgason
India Dr Shashank Shah
Ireland Dr Cathy Breen
Italy Maddalena Redini
Japan  
Macedonia,TFYR Prof Subeska Stratrova
Malaysia Emeritus Professor Dr Mohd Ismail Noor
Malta Dr Claire Sillato Copperstone
Mexico Dr. Ricardo Luna Fuentes
Mexico Luz María Sánchez-Romero
Netherlands Dr. Gijs Goossens
New Zealand Professor Elaine Rush
Nigeria Dr Agbo Urudinachi
Norway Day Hofsø
Panama Dr Cesar De Leon Poblete
Paraguay Dra. Maria Cristina Jimenez
Peru  
Philippines  
Poland  
Portugal Prof. Dra. Paula Freitas
Romania  
Serbia  
Singapore Dr Tham Kwang Wei
Slovakia Professor Pavol Holeczy
Slovenia Dr. Tina Sentocnik
South Africa Professor Tessa Van der Merwe
South Korea Eunah Lee
Switzerland Prof. Dr. med. Kurt Laederach
Taiwan Lan-ju Huang
Thailand Piyamart Sitipredanant, M.D.
United Kingdom Marco Presutto
United States Laura Tester Meyer
Uruguay Licda. Mercedes Delbono