Explore the governance structure behind AO VET

AO VET International Board and AO Team, from left to right: in the room Eberhard Denk, Sandy Rodgers Trüb, Mark Markel, Jeff Watkins, Tobias Hövekamp, Florian Gebhard, Christoph Volz, Bruno Peirone, Mike Kowaleski. Regula Bleuler, Jose Garcia-Lopez, Tomas Guerrero; on the screen Toby Gemmill, Zurich Board room, Christopher Riggs, Kenneth Johnson, Mark Glyde, Isabella Wong, Chitra Subramaniam

How is AO VET governance structured?

The International Board manages the clinical division strategically on a global level and the four regional boards (Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America) are responsible for all educational activities on a local level.

The AO VET commissions (Education, Community Development, and R&D) are responsible for establishing standards, coordinating and leveraging ideas, and ensuring best practices.

Regional Boards

  • Asia Pacific Board

    Christopher Riggs, Hong Kong

    Board members:
    Junya Ogawa, Japan
    Christopher Tan, Australia
    ChiaMing Chang, Taiwan
    Lucas Beierer, Australia

  • European Board

    Toby Gemmill, UK

    Board members:
    Gareth Arthurs, UK
    Jan Bokemeyer, Germany
    Stefan Scharvogel, Germany
    Christophorus Lischer, Germany

  • Latin American Board

    Tomás Guerrero, Grenada

    Board members:
    Francisco Corral, Argentina
    Vanessa Ferraz, Brazil
    Diego Quinteros, Argentina

  • North American Board

    José Garcia-Lopez, USA

    Board members:
    Shantibhushan Jha, USA
    Janik Gasiorowski, USA
    Laurent Guiot, USA
    Kyla Ortved, USA


  • Community Development Commission

    Bruno Peirone, Italy

    Commission members:
    Jan Bokemeyer (EU)
    Vanessa Ferraz (LAT)
    Janik Gasiorowski (NA)
    ChiaMing Chang (AP)

  • Education Commission

    Mark Glyde, Australia

    Commission members:
    Stefan Scharvogel (EU)
    Laurent Guiot (NA)
    Javier Corral (LAT)
    Christopher Tan (AP)

  • Commission

    Kenneth Johnson, Australia

    Commission members:
    Gareth Arthurs (EU)
    Diego Quinteros (LAT)
    Junya Ogawa (AP)
    Kyla Ortved (NA)

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