14th July 2016

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Composed of all the associated constituent members, it is the Office’s most important body. It meets every four years.

THE COUNCIL

Formed by 24 voting members, representing all regions, it is elected by the General Assembly. The Council elects its President and Vice-Presidents. A body for reflection and deliberation, it oversees the General Assembly’s decisions. It meets once a year.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President: Paul Barber EUROPE – England and Wales
Vice-president: Augusta Muthigani AFRICA – Kenya
Vice-president: Father Joseph Manippadeth ASIA – India
Vice-president: Sister Maria Antonieta Garcia Carrizales AMERICA – Peru
Vice-president: Mgr. Antonios Kalta MENA – Egypt
Representation of the Congregations: Sister Martha Seide EUROPE – Italy
Treasurer: Father José Alberto Mesa EUROPE-Italy

THE SECRETARY GENERAL

Elected by the General Assembly, he organizes and directs the General Secretariat, the Office’s executive body. He coordinates and motivates the activity of the Regional Secretariats and Permanent Representations. He represents the Office in its external relations.

GENERAL SECRETARY
General Secretary: Philippe Richard, France secretaire.general@oiecinternational.com
ADMINISTRATION
Assistant: Béatrice Linn, Italy secretary@oiecinternational.com
Event manager (Congress 2019): Camille Chevallier, France congres2019@oiecinternational.com
Translation: Chloé Zartarian, France chloe.zartarian@orange.fr

THE REGIONAL SECRETARIES

Motivate the Office’s activities at a regional level. The regions are Africa, with headquarters in Yaoundé (Cameroon); Americas, with headquaters in Bogotá (Colombia); Asia and Oceania, with headquarters in New Delhi (India); Europe, with headquarters in Brussels (Belgium) and the Near and Middle East, with headquarters in Beirut (Lebanon).

REGIONAL SECRETARIES
Regional Secretary AFRICA: Father Épiphane Ahouanse, Benin
Regional Secretary AMERICA (CIEC): Oscar A. Pérez Sayago, Colombia
Regional Secretary ASIA: Father Alain P. Manalo, Philippines
Regional Secretary EUROPE (CEEC): Guy Selderslagh, Belgium
Regional Secretary MIDDLE EAST (MENA): Father Boutros Azar, Lebanon

BOARD MEMBERS

GENERAL SECRETARY OIEC
Philippe Richard
REGIONAL SECRETARIES
Regional Secretary AFRICA: Father Épiphane Ahouanse, Benin
Regional Secretary AMERICA (CIEC): Oscar A. Pérez Sayago, Colombia
Regional Secretary ASIA: Father Alain P. Manalo, Philippines
Regional Secretary EUROPE (CEEC): Guy Selderslagh, Belgium
Regional Secretary MIDDLE EAST (MENA): Father Boutros Azar, Lebanon
ASIA
Father Alain P. Manolo, Philippines
Father Ivan Perera, Sri Lanka
Rev. François Xavier Decha Arpornratana, Thailand
Father Joseph Manippadeth, India
AMERICA
Sister Ana Julia Suriel Sanchez, Dominican Republic
Pbro. José Alberto Alvarez, Argentina
Mother Maria Antonieta Garcia Carrizales, Peru
Msc. Romulo Lopez Seminario, Ecuador
EUROPE
Paul Barber, England and Wales
Brother José Maria Alvira Duplá, Spain
Louis-Marie Piron, France
Etienne Michel, Belgium (french speaking)
AFRICA
Anne Baker, RSA
Augusta Muthigani, Kenya
Father Epiphane Ahouanse, Benin
RP Noël N’Tungu Bisibu, RDC
MENA
Father Marc Boucrot, Marocco
Mgr. Antonios Kalta, Egypte
Father Abdel Masih Fahim, Holy Land
Father Elie Delplace, Turkey
Associate members
Marist Brothers: Brother Carlos Alberto Rojas
Figlie di Maria Ausiliatrice Salesiane di Don Bosco/ FMA: Sister Martha Seïde
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur/ SNdeN: Sister Maria Delaney
Sociétà di Maria (Marianisti) – SM: Brother E. Maximin Magnan

MANAGERS OF PROGRAMS

Manager of the program “Development of the Academic Project of the OIEC” : Brother Juan Antonio Ojeda Ortiz, Spain, (FEC)

Manager of the program “Representation in International Organizations”: Mr Michel Bertet, France

PERMANENT REPRESENTATIONS

In the International Institutions in Paris, Geneva, Rome, Strasbourg, New York and Vienna.

PERMANENT REPRESENTATIONS
Permanent R. Paris: Gloria Parra
Permanent R. Geneva: Ignasi Grau i Callizo
Permanent R. Rome:
Permanent R. Strasbourg: Brother Bernard Senelle
Permanent R. New York: Jerry Cattaro