Leadership Elections

ISN Leadership elections will take place from January 23 to February 17, 2023.

During this time, ISN voting members can vote to elect the next ISN:

  • President-elect, and
  • Regional board deputy chair/council member in their ISN region

Prepare to vote for the best candidates to lead the ISN:

The election results will be announced at the ISN general assembly meeting during the World Congress of Nephrology 2023 (WCN’23) in Bangkok, Thailand.

There, the ISN president, regional board chairs and deputy chairs will start their term as the voting members of the 2023-25 ISN council – the governing body and legal trustee of the ISN, until WCN’25. Learn more about ISN leadership groups here.

Thank you for considering each candidate on merit and for the vision and values they embody, and for exercising your right to vote.

Best wishes,


Jürgen Floege

Chair, ISN Nominating Committee

ISN voting members are eligible and invited to participate in the 2023 ISN leadership elections.

Voting is open from 12 p.m. January 23 to 12 p.m. CET February 17, 2023.

To vote:

  • Log in to your MYISN account (located on the top right blue bar) at www.theisn.org (preferred browser: Google Chrome)
  • Click on the “Vote now” tab in the MYISN dashboard to access the voting platform managed by our election partner, YesElections (Election-America)
  • Read the candidates’ short biographies/CVs and statements
  • Cast one vote for president-elect and one vote for your ISN region’s regional board deputy chair/councilor

To meet the candidates and read about the leadership elections before logging in to the voting platform, click here.

Make sure your membership is up to date so you can vote. Renew online here.

Contact info@theisn.org if you have any questions or need technical assistance.

President-Elect candidates *


David Johnson
Australia
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Valerie Luyckx
Switzerland
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Marcello Tonelli
Canada
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* all ISN voting members can vote for the ISN President-Elect

Regional Board Deputy Chair/Councillor candidates **

Africa

Eastern and Central Europe


Jolanta Malyszko
Poland
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Halima Resic
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Latin America and the Caribbean


Ana Maria Cusumano
Argentina
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Alejandro Ferreiro Fuentes
Uruguay
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Gregorio Obrador
Mexico
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Middle East


Ahmed Mitwalli
Saudi Arabia
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Newly Independent States and Russia


Kirill Komissarov
Belarus
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Ashot Sarkissian
Armenia
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Olimkhon Sharapov
Uzbekistan
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North America and the Caribbean


Melvin Bonilla-Félix
Puerto Rico (unincorporated territory of the US)
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Lori-Ann Fisher
Jamaica
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North and East Asia


Duk-Hee Kang
South Korea
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Hyeong Cheon Park
South Korea
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Oceania and South East Asia


Shilpa Jesudason
Australia
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Talerngsak Kanjanabuch
Thailand
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Germaine Wong
Australia
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South Asia


Muhammad Rafiq Alam
Bangladesh
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Eranga Wijewickrama
Sri Lanka
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Western Europe

** ISN voting members can vote only for their ISN region’s Regional Board Deputy Chair/Councillor

ISN leadership is made up of several core groups. See below for a brief explanation of these groups, as described in the ISN bylaws.

Executive committee

The ISN executive committee works alongside the ISN council to define and lead the organization’s vision, mission, and values, focusing on long-term strategies to ensure successful and sustainable outcomes.

Our current executive committee consists of ten members, including the ISN executive director who sits on the committee as an ex officio member.

Meet the current members of the executive committee (2021-23) here.

Council

The ISN council is composed of regional board chairs and deputy chairs from each of the ten ISN regions. It works alongside the ISN executive committee to determine effective policies, strategies, and governance to carry out ISN’s mission.

Our current council consists of 21 members – the president, chair and deputy chair of each of the ISN regional boards (ten regional boards in total).

Meet the current members of the council (2021-23) here.

Regional Boards

The ISN established ten regional boards to monitor and report on ISN activities across the globe and build relationships with affiliated societies. The regional boards representing the ten ISN regions are:

ISN members are allocated to an ISN region according to their country of residence.