Montreal, Canada, April 12 2020 After appointing Eva Dutary as President of AIESEC International for the term 2021, AIESEC elects a team of 24 individuals to lead the Global Office of the organisation with a change in the mandated timeline.

A certified freedom-centred organisation, AIESEC appoints a new President to lead the global office every year, on a 12 months mandate starting on the 1st of September and ending on the 31st of August. The President is elected democratically through the vote of the by the general assembly consisting of the Presidents of each national office of the association. 

This year, the election process took place this February in Moscow, Russia and the elected President has been the Panamanian Eva Dutary, currently serving as Global Vice President of Network Strategy and previously the Regional Director for the Asia Pacific Region at AIESEC.

Eva Dutary, succeeding Alexandra Robinson as President of AIESEC International, has opened a call for applicants to form the global office of AIESEC International and elected a team of 24 individuals to form the leadership body of the association for the term 20.21. 

While the current global leadership team of AIESEC was set to end their mandate started on the 1st of September 2019 on the 31st of August 2020, an organisational decision has been made to form a transitional team consisting of 18 individuals from the current team of 26 members of the AIESEC International Team. 

The transitional team is set to continue their mandate until the 31st of December to ensure continuity of the global office strategy in response to the current COVID-19 outbreak and its the implication on the association as well as to allow the new mandate to match the calendar year and start on the 1st of January. This timeline change decision would allow better management of the association according to a research project on the topic, conducted by a task force inside the current AIESEC International leadership team.

AIESEC would like to ensure that all decisions have been in consultancy with all parties involved and with the sole intent to ensure better management of the global association in the future years. 

About AIESEC:

AIESEC is a global platform for young people to develop their leadership potential through international internships and volunteer opportunities. Since AIESEC was founded in 1948, the organization has engaged and developed over 1,000,000 young people globally through international placements and membership opportunities. AIESEC is a youth-run, non-governmental, and not-for-profit organization in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), affiliated with the UN DPI, member of ICMYO, and is recognized by UNESCO.

For more information, please contact:

Rares Man, Communications Responsible, AIESEC International raresm@ai.aiesec.org

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