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Nominations Committee

The composition of the PEFC International Board balances the major stakeholders supporting PEFC, the geographical distribution of members, annual cutting categories and gender. It is the responsibility of the Nominations Committee to ensure this balance.

Every year, we invite PEFC members to nominate candidates for the Board. The Nominations Committee guides our members by advising them on what qualifications and experience are sought from the nominees.

Once the members have submitted their nominees, the Nominations Committee is responsible for considering the nominations and proposing a list of candidates to fill the vacancies within the Board. This includes the Chairman, Vice Chairs and Board members.

This list is proposed to, and voted on by, the PEFC General Assembly.

Appointing the Nominations Committee

The PEFC General Assembly appoints the three members of the Nominations Committee each year. PEFC members propose candidates for the Committee; the Board then considers these nominations and makes a proposal for the three candidates best suited to the role. The General Assembly then votes to approve their appointment.

Nominations Committee 2018

Dr Bin Chiw Yeom Freezailah

Dr. Bin Che Yeom (Dato) Freezailah
Advisor to the Ministry of Commodities on negotiations with EU to conclude a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) in Malaysia. Previous positions include Chairman of the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) and CEO of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) with the rank of Assistant Secretary General in the UN classification.

   
bill street

William V. Street Jr.
Experience includes Director of Research and Education, International Woodworkers of America; Director of the Global Wood and Forestry Program, International Federation of Building and Wood Workers (now Building and Wood Worker's International); and Director of the Woodworkers Department, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

Bill also served eight years on the PEFC International Board, including six years as Chairman.

   
Esa Harmala

Esa Härmälä
Director General of Metsahallitus (State Forests & Parks in Finland); Director General (Energy), Ministry of Employment and the Economy in Finland; Director General of European Fertilizer Manufacturers Association (EFMA, Brussels) and President of Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK).

Esa is also a chair of the Board in two energy companies in Finland - Fennovoima Oy and Baltic Connector Oy and a member of Board in MTK Foundation (Forest estate management) and Apetit Oyj (Food industry).

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