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International Co-operative Fisheries Organisation (ICFO) 62, Ogeum - ro, Songpa - ku, Seoul, Korea 138-730
Tel
+82.2.2240.2000
Fax
+82.2.2240.3000

Mr. Kim In-kweon, who took office as the chairman of the Korean National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives on March 15, 2015, was inaugurated as the chairman of the ICFO. Fishery runs in his family for generations and he understands well the current issues of fishing villages and fishing industries as he established and runs a large purse seine fishery company and turned the company into a top enterprise when he was young. He took the initiative to enhance the competitiveness of Korean fishery products, serving as the president of the large purse seine fishery cooperative since 2006 and was awarded the Silver Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit as his effort for the development of the fishing industries was recognized. Also, he has been harmonizing fishery-related industries by serving as the president of the Korean Federation of Fisheries Industries, which comprises 1.4 million members of the Korean fishing industries.

Tel
+90-312-419-2288
Fax
+90-312-419-2289

Mr. Ramazan OZKAYA was born in the Milas district of Mugla Provence in West Turkey. He started active fishing when he was 16 years old in Gulluk, a nearby fishing village in Milas. He became a member of the Fishery Cooperative in 1977. He became the General Manager of the Gulluk Fishery Cooperative in 1983, and the following year, became Chairman of the Executive Council of the same cooperative. He has served as the Chairman of the Central Union of Fishery Cooperatives since 2005, which is the largest organized power of fishing in Turkey. In addition, he has been the Vice Chairman of the National Cooperatives Union of Turkey since 2012.

Tel
+84-903266947

Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Bao was born in 1963, he holds a Dr. Degree of Economics and he used to be in different positions from 1986 to 2013: Head of Planning Department of the Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (AGRIBANK) of Thai Binh province; Vice Director and then Director of Monetary Policies Department, State Bank of Vietnam; Chairman of the Board, AGRIBANK of Vietnam. From 2014 up to September 2017, he used to be Deputy Head of the Central Economic Committee of Vietnam. He has been elected as the President of VCA at the 4th Executive Committee Meeting of VCA, session IV in the term of 2016 - 2020.
With the responsibility of his position, he realize that cooperatives are confirmed to be one and only organization to implement the SDGs and UN toward the trends of globalization and integration. As a role of leader of the organization to represent the legistimate rights and benefits of cooperatives in Vietnam, VCA is opening and ready to cooperate with all the members of the Alliance globally and regionly, contributing to the prosperity of the international cooperative movement.

Tel
+99-11301828

T. Prasad Rao Dora is the President of National Federation of Fishers Cooperatives Ltd. (FISHCOPFED), India, since the year 2016. He also holds the position of being the President of Odisha Fisheries Cooperative Corporation Ltd, (FISHFED), a very active provincial federation in eastern part of India. Dora has been a leader of national prominence in the field of Indian Fishery Cooperatives. He is in the Board of many Cooperative Federations in the country, and also associated with various social institutions.

Tel
+977-01-4464421
Fax
+977-01-5010154

Mr. Saroj Kumar Sharma was born in 1973. in Mahottari district of Nepal, which is extreme rural area of country. He comes from farmer’s family. His father is chairman of Nepal farmer’s federation of Mahottari district and over 20 years he dedicated on cooperative movement as a managerial role. He has a Bachelor of Engineering from Malviya Regional Engineering College of Rajsthan University, Rajsthan, India. Since 2011, he has been member of Birat fisheries cooperative Ltd, Nepal and President of Nepal Central Fishery Co-operative Union Ltd. (NCFCU) since 2012 and executive member of ICFO. Currently, he has been working as a Co-chairperson of National Cooperative Development Board (NCDB), Nepal since 2009 appointed by the Government of Nepal. NCDB is a high level organization which is statutory body under Ministry of Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation. He was convener of committee of "National Cooperative Policy 2012" of Nepal and also convener of the reviewing of existing "Cooperative Act", as well as he is convener of Twenty years long term Strategic plan of Cooperatives. He has participated in numerous meetings and seminars of ICA and ICFO all over the world.

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Jl. Ir. H Juanda No. 2 Jakarta 10120 - Indonesia
Tel
+62-21-3440741, 3451118
Fax
+62-21-38061777

Mr. Wibisono Wiyono was born on 25 October 1955 in Indonesia. In 1981, after completing his studies at Bogor Agricultural University, he joined the National Federation of Indonesian Fishermen’s Cooperative Societies, IKPI. In 1983, Mr. Wiyono was elected Secretary of the IKPI and, since 1997, he has been the President of the IKPI. His attention to fisheries and the welfare of fishermen has been the main reason for his participation in many organizations, such as the Indonesian Cooperative Council, the Indonesian Fishery Society, the Foundation for Cooperative Education and other organizations related to fisheries and cooperatives. Mr. Wiyono was also appointed as a Commissioner of Bank BUKOPIN, which was founded by cooperatives. Presently, he is a Commissioner of a state-owned fisheries company. He has attended many meetings, seminars, conferences, and classes regarding fisheries and cooperatives in Indonesia and abroad. He has been an active participant in the ICFO since 1995 and is now the auditor of the ICFO.