View the elected officials of the Boards and Commissions responsible for implementing the vision of AO CMF

The AO CMF International Board is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the strategy, and all the functions and activities of AO CMF globally.

On a regional level, the five regional boards (Asia Pacific, Europe and Southern Africa, Middle East and Northern Africa, Latin America, and North America) are responsible for planning the full range of educational activities. Moreover, they provide regional input to the respective commissions for education, community development and research.

The four AO CMF commissions are responsible for establishing standards, coordinating and leveraging ideas, and ensuring best practice transfer between the regions in the fields of education, research and development, community development. The boards and commissions are composed of elected representatives and comply with the AO’s Code of Ethics and Shared Values.

Regional Boards

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  • AO CMF Europe and Southern Africa Board

    Satyesh Parmar, UK

    Board Members:
    Education: Majeed Rana, DE
    Community Development: Florian Thieringer, CH
    R&D: Patricia Stoor, FI
    Regional Affairs: Guilermo Ramieri, IT

    Regional Manager:
    Simona Giger

  • AO CMF Asia Pacific Board

    Gopal Krishnan Kulandaswamy, IN

    Board Members:

    Education: Mike Leung, HK
    Community Development: Ferdinand Pamintuan, PH
    R&D: Takahiro Kanno, JP
    Regional Affairs: Raymond Wong, SG

    Regional Manager:
    Joanne Leung

  • AO CMF Latin America Board

    Nicolas Homsi, BR

    Board Members:

    Education: Carlos Gaete, CL
    Community Development: Rafael Cypriano, BR
    R&D: Rodrigo Pereira, BR
    Regional Affairs: Juan José Larrañaga, ARG

    Regional Manager:
    Lina Mendez

  • AO CMF Middle East and Northern Africa Board

    Fadi Zibdeh, JOR 

    Board Members:

    Education: Manjunath Margasahayam, OMN
    Community Development: Mohamed Abdelazeem, EGY
    R&D: Khalid Abdelgalil, OM
    Regional Affairs: Noorul Wahab, PK

    Regional Manager:
  • AO CMF North America Board

    Larry L. Cunningham, US

    Board Member:
    Education: David Powers, US 
    Community Development: Michael Grant, US
    R&D: Lamont Jones, US
    Fellowship: Kerry Latham, US
    Board Representative: Alan Herford, US

    Regional Manager:
    Jennifer Wolff Jones, US


  • AO CMF Education Commission

    Stefano Fusetti, IT

    Commission Members:
    AP: Mike Leung, HK
    ESA: Rana Majeed, DE
    LAT: Carlos Gaete, CL
    MENA: Manjunath Margasahayam, OM
    NA: David Powers, US

    Business Manager:
    Ginesa Aviles, CH

  • AO CMF R&D Commission

    Thomas Dodson, US

    Commission Members:
    AP: Takahiro Kanno, JPN
    ESA: Patricia Stoor, FIN  
    LAT: Rodrigo Pereira, BR
    MENA: Khalid Abdelgalil, OM
    NA: Lamont Jones, US

    Regional Manager:
    Philipp Büscher, CH


  • AO CMF Community Development Commission

    Ana Catalina Tobon Trujillo, COL

    Community Development Representatives:
    AP: Ferdinand Pamintuan, PHL
    ESA: Florian Thieringer, CH
    LAT: Rafael Cypriano, BR
    MENA: Mohamed Abdelazeem, EGY
    NA: Michael Grant, US

    Community Development Commission Manager:
    Barbora Field 

    AO CMF Community Development Commission


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