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Prof. Mohammed Sadiki, President of the Governing Board

Prof. Mohammed Sadiki, currently Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Forests of the Kingdom of Morocco, has been elected President of the CIHEAM Governing Board during the 141st Governing Board meeting of the Organisation (December 2018).

State engineer in agronomy, holder of a Doctorate of State in agricultural sciences and a PhD from the University of Minnesota (USA), Mohammed Sadiki was since 2013 in Morocco, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests and President of the CIHEAM Governing Board since 2018.

With more than 30 years of career, Prof. Mohammed Sadiki has accumulated varied experiences and rich know-how at the crossroads of academic, scientific, research-innovation and agricultural development.


Placido Plaza, Secretary General of the CIHEAM

Plácido Plaza is an Agricultural Engineer with an extensive experience in applied agronomy both in Latin America and in the Mediterranean. He has a long experience in coordinating research networks with universities, research bodies and institutions on Mediterranean Agricultural and Natural Resources-related issues. He has also managed EU-CIHEAM cooperation programs and coordinates educational and research activities in CIHEAM General Secretariat.

The CIHEAM governing board

Consisting of one representative from each of the 13 Member States, the Governing Board is the managing and decision-making body. Representatives of the OECD and the Council of Europe sit ex officio on the Board in an advisory capacity. The President is elected by a 2/3 majority for a period of 4 years. He is assisted by Vice-Presidents elected for the same period through the same voting procedure.

President of the Governing Board Mr. Mohammed SADIKI (Morocco)
Governing Board Vice Presidents Mrs. Saida ZOUGGAR (Vice President, Algeria)
Ms Valérie BADUEL (Vice President, France)
Mr. Christos AVGOULAS (Vice President, Greece)
Mr Teodoro MIANO (Vice President, Italy)
Member States Delegates Mr Enio CIVICI (Albania)
Mr Mohamed SOLIMAN (Egypt)
Mrs Wafaa AL-DIKAH HAMZE (Lebanon)
Mr  Bilal Hajjouji (Morocco)
Mrs María José Hernández Mendoza (Spain)
Mr Mahmoud Elies HAMZA (Tunisia)
Mr Nihat PAKDIL (Turkey)


The advisory board

It consists of a number of eminent figures appointed for a period of 4 years by the Governing Board. They are "chosen, in particular, from among members of establishments for higher education in agriculture and of agricultural research institutes" (article 5.1 of the 1962 Agreement). It gives its advice on issues submitted by the Governing Board.

President of the Advisory Board Ms. GHAOUTI Lamiae (Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine, Morocco)
Advisory Board Members Mr. WERY Jacques (CGIAR, France)
Mr. MALORGIO Giulio (Universita di Bologna, Italy)
Mr. ABDALLAH Chadi (CNRS Lebanon)
Mr. BEN SALEM Hichem (IRES, Tunisia)
Mr. CARMONA BELO Carlos (INIAV, Portugal)
Mr. KAPAJ Ilir (Tirana University, Albania)