International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Executive Board

The management of the International Council for Traditional Music is vested in the Executive Board, consisting of a President, one or two Vice Presidents (Officers), and nine Ordinary Members, all of whom are elected by the membership of the Council. 

Officers are elected for a term lasting until the second Ordinary Meeting of the General Assembly following their election (typically four years), while Ordinary Members are elected for a term lasting until the third Ordinary Meeting of the General Assembly after their election (typically six years). All Executive Board members are eligible for re-election only once. The Executive Board may also co-opt up to three additional Ordinary Members, who retire at the General Assembly immediately following their appointment, and who are eligible for re-appointment.

The Executive Board is governed by ICTM Statute 7.2, and by the Memorandum on procedural rules of the ICTM Executive Board.

President

Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco
Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco
Portugal
2017-2021

Vice Presidents

Don Niles
Don Niles
Papua New Guinea
2019-2023
Svanibor Pettan
Svanibor Pettan
Slovenia
2017-2021

Ordinary Members

João Soeiro de Carvalho
João Soeiro de Carvalho
Portugal
2019-2021
Naila Ceribašić
Naila Ceribašić
Croatia
2017-2023
Silvia Citro
Silvia Citro
Argentina
2019-2021
Brian Diettrich
Brian Diettrich
New Zealand
2019-2025
Catherine Foley
Catherine Foley
Ireland
2017-2023
Lee Tong Soon
Lee Tong Soon
Singapore/USA
2017-2020 (ex officio)
Marcia Ostashewski
Marcia Ostashewski
Canada
2019-2025
Marie Agatha Ozah
Marie Agatha Ozah
Nigeria
2017-2023
Tan Sooi Beng
Tan Sooi Beng
Malaysia
2015-2021
J. Lawrence Witzleben
J. Lawrence Witzleben
USA
2015-2021
Louise Wrazen
Louise Wrazen
Canada
2019-2025