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Nominations Committee

2017-18 Board Slate

The Nominations Committee announced the 2017-18 slate at the May IMDM in Beijing. Congratulations to the following:



LES Affiliation

President Peter Hess

LES Germany

Past President Patricia A.O. Bunye LES Philippines
President-Elect Francois Painchaud LES USA & Canada
Secretary Fiona Nicolson LES Britain & Ireland
Treasurer John Paul LES USA & Canada
Vice-President Rob McInnes LES Australia & New Zealand
Vice-President Ichiro Nakatomi LES Japan
Vice-President Jean-Christophe Troussel LES Benelux
Vice-President Audrey Yap LES Singapore

The Nominations Committee is an LESI Management Committee responsible for managing the process for the nomination of candidates for the Officers and Auditors of LESI.


The mission of the Nominations Committee is to ensure the successful operation of LESI by evaluating the Candidates for the Officers and Auditor of LESI and nominating those Candidates who are the most appropriate for the position in question.


The goals of the Nominations Committee include the following:

  • Openly soliciting nominations for the Officers and Auditors of LESI
  • Evaluating Candidates for Officers and Auditor of LESI
  • Reporting on the Nomination process and selection criteria at each annual meeting while being sensitive to and respect the privacy and reputation of all nominated candidates
  • Recommending for Nomination as an LESI Officer or Auditor those Candidates who are the most appropriate for the position in question
  • Populate and maintain the Committee pages on the LESI Website

Committee Leadership


Board Liaison:

  • Francois Panchaud (LESI President Elect)
Contact the Committee Chair - Patricia Bunye (