IMC Executive Board

The Executive Board is elected every 2 years by the General Assembly. Elected Board members serve (without any salary or remboursement) a two-year term, renewable twice. The President is elected directly by the General Assembly and serves a 2-year term renewable once. Between General Assemblies, the Executive Board takes all decisions necessary on behalf of the Council and ensures the implementation of all other decisions of the General Assembly. Moreover, The Executive Board admits members and submits to the General Assembly a report of the Council's work and its financial position.

The 36th IMC General Assembly held in Rabat, November 11 - 13, 2015 elected the new Executive Board which will be serving until the 37th General Assembly in 2017:


Paul Dujardin (Belgium)


Alfons Karabuda (Sweden) - Executive Vice-President
Chairman of SKAP (The Swedish Society of Songwriters, Composers and Authors), ECSA (European Composer & Songwriter Alliance), and MUSIKSVERIGE.

María del Carmen Gil (Cuba/Puerto Rico) - Vice-President
Full Professor (Piano) at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music 
President of the Music Council of the Three Americas (COMTA)

Husham Sharaf (Iraq/Jordan) - Vice-President 
Manager of the Arab Academy of Music (Arab League)
Manager of Amman Symphony Orchestra

Emily Achieng' Akuno (Kenya) - Treasurer
Dean, Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies, Technical University of Kenya


Jesse Boere (Netherlands/UAE)
Associate Instructor of Music at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYU Abu Dhabi)

Gervais Hugues Ondaye (Republic of Congo) 
Chairman of the National Music Council of the Republic of Congo 
FESPAM Director
Vice President of the African Music Council 
Founder and Director of the Feux de Brazza festival

 Dr Evis Sammoutis (Cyprus)
Council Member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires/Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC)

Ahti Vänttinen (Finland) 
President of the Finnish Musicians Union
President of the Finnish Music Council 
Executive Committee Member of FIM (International Federation of Musicians)

Daphne Wassink (Netherlands)
Senior policy advisor Performing Arts – Music and Creative Industries, Dutch National Council for Culture
Vice President of the European Choral Association-Europa Cantat 

Yu Long (China)
Artistic Director and Conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra
Music Director of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra
Music Director of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra 



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