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October 2023

FIG Council has invited member associations to submit nominations for 2 Vice Presidents for the term 2025-2028 and Chairs Elects for the 10 Commissions for the term 2025-26 with the aim to be elected Chair for the term 2027-2030.

Engagement Committee

Are you in doubt? Whether you are a potential candidate or a potential nominating association you can get help.

The Engagement Committee (EC) was established in 2021 for a trial period of time until 2025 with the tasks to:

  • foster and encourage individuals’ engagement to stand for senior officer levels in FIG, above all to be an open process to encourage people to come forward.
  • work closely with Council; yet maintain independence
  • ensure that people are not discouraged or hesitating to contact and, or to have any fear about coming forward.

It is important to note that the Engagement Committee is not a nomination committee and they do not do any vetting. Their main purpose is to encourage potential candidates and their national member associations and are available for questions and queries. Each member of the committe has long experience with various positions in FIG.

FIG Member Associations and intested potential candidates are welcome to contact one or more of the committee members, or to contact FIG Director Louise Friis-Hansen.

Members of the Engagement Committee 2023-2024
Chryssy Potsiou, Greece
Honorary President
Rudolf Staiger, Germany
Honorary President
Rob Sarib, Australia
Network Chair and former commission vice chair of admin
Angela Etuonovbe, Nigeria
Former Commission Chair
Kate Fairlie, Australia
Former chair of FIG Young Surveyors Network
Ronald Ssengendo, Uganda
Former member of FIG YSN and currently East Africa rep. to Africa Regional Network Steering Committee
John Hohol, USA
President Emeritus of FIG Foundation and Honorary Member


Or contact Director Louise Friis-Hansen at the FIG office.

Submission of nominations

Member Associations are encouraged to consider a nomination. All nominations must use the official nomination templates specifying the background information together with a covering letter of support from a FIG Member Association. The letter of support must be from either the President or the Principal Officer of the nominating FIG Member Association.

Nominations must be submitted to FIG Director Louise Friis-Hansen by email the latest on Thursday 11 January 2024 at 12:00 PM CET

Nominations arriving after this date will not be considered for the elections.



Louise Friis-Hansen
30 October 2023