Legislative Officers

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Legislative Officers

The International Council comprises 15 elected members. Each Area is represented on the Council by at least one member and two seats are occupied by Young Members. No Area is entitled to more than three seats, excluding any seat held by a Young Member. The International Council normally meets once per year.

Click here for a list of Administrative Officers (International Executive Officers and Area Presidents)

The International President presides at all meetings of the International Council but does not have a vote, except in the event of a tie vote when he/she casts the tie breaking vote. The International President-Elect, Immediate Past International President, Treasurer and Secretary General attend all meetings of the International Council, without vote. The World Alliance of YMCAs is entitled to nominate one official representative to the International Council. The representative serves on the International Council without vote for a period not exceeding four years.

All members elected to the International Council serve a two-year term of office, except those elected as Young Members who, after serving their term, may serve an additional term after attaining the age of 40 and providing a minimum period of five years has elapsed.

International Council Members 2021/22

Africa (2020-22)

Mr Tom Ibusi Waka

Asia Pacific (2020-22)

Mr Soo Theng (David) Lua
Republic of Singapore

Asia Pacific (2020-22)

Mr Tsutomu (Ben) Ohno

Canada/Caribbean (2021-23)

Mr Brian Minielly (Canada)

Canada/Caribbean (2020-22)

Ms Seham Rabaa

Europe (2020-22)

Bjørn Arve Bentsen

Europe (2021-23)

Mr Villy Moelgaard

India (2021-23)

Mr Anand Jacob Verghese

India (2020-22)

Mr Joseph Kottooran

India (2020-22)

Mr A. Shanavas Khan

Korea (2021-23)

Mr Kim Han-seob
Republic of Korea

Korea (2020-22)

Mr Park Sung-chul
Republic of Korea

Latin America (2020-22)

Mrs Rossana Croci Reyes

Latin America (2021-23*)

Mr Leonardo López

United States (2021-23)

Mr Shaju Sam
United States

*ICM (Young) replaced 1 April 2022 following resignation of Nathalia Novak Vilela.

Non-Voting Council Members 2021/22

World Alliance of YMCAs Liaison to YMI (2019-)

Mr Agustin Garcia Bolanos Cacho