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IOI 2018 took place in Japan in September, 2018. More info is available on the official website.

Just happened   IOI 2018 in Japan

History of the IC

The International Committee (IC) for the IOI was founded by the assembly of all delegates participating in the first IOI at the 19th of May 1989 in Pravetz, Bulgaria.


Former Members of the International Committee include:

  • Ricardo Anido, Brazil (2004 - 2007, 2013 - 2018, elected at IOI'04, re-elected at IOI'13, Executive Director 2016 - 2017, Secretary 2017 - 2018)
  • Mohammad Ali Abam, Iran (2013 - 2018, Host IOI'17)
  • Fuad Hajiyev, Azerbaijan (2015 - 2017, host IOI'19)
  • Spyros Bakogiannis, Greece (2000 - 2006, Host IOI2004, IC Chair 2005)
  • Alicia Bañuelos, Argentina (1990 - 1996, Host IOI'93)
  • Benjamin Burton, Australia (2014 - 2017, elected at IOI'14)
  • António Caleço, Portugal (1996 - 2001, Host IOI'98)
  • Arturo Cepeda, Mexico (2002 - 2011, Host IOI2006, IOI President 2008 - 2011)
  • Alexandre Cerveira, Portugal, (1998 - 1999, Host IOI'98, Secretary-General in 1999)
  • Giuseppe Colosio, Italy (2008 - 2013, Host IOI'12)
  • Mario Cruz, Colombia (2001 - 2004, elected at IOI2001)
  • Valentina Dagiene, Lithuania (2006 - 2015, elected at IOI'06, re-elected at IOI'09 and IOI'12)
  • Krzysztof Diks, Poland (2001 - 2007, Host IOI2005, IC Chair IOI2005)
  • Zide Du, China (1996 - 2003, 2005 - 2008, Host IOI2000, IC Chair 2001, IOI President, elected 2005)
  • Richard Forster, Great Britain (2011 - 2014, IOI President, elected 2011, IC member 1998 - 2001, elected at IOI'98, 2005 - 2008, elected at IOI'05)
  • Yasser M. Abdel Ghany, Egypt (2004 - 2007, elected at IOI2002, serving through IOI2005; since IOI 2006 for Host IOI2008)
  • Mohammed Ghodsi, Iran (1996 - 1998, elected)
  • David Ginat, Israel (2010 - 2013, elected at IOI'10)
  • Pedro Guerreiro, Portugal (199? - 1995, Host IOI'98)
  • Péter Hanák, Hungary (1991 - 1999, Host IOI'96)
  • Lionel Hartmann, South Africa (1996 - 2000, 2000 - 2005, Host IOI'97, Executive Director 2000-2003, re-appointed 2003-2006, but retired end of 2005, Non-voting)
  • Ossama Ismaeil, Egypt (2004 - 2005, Host IOI2008, succeeded by Yasser M. Abdel Ghany)
  • Metodija Janceski, Macedonia (2007 - 2010, elected at IOI'07)
  • Ha-Jine Kimn, Korean Republic (1992 - 1996, 1998 - 2005, Host IOI2002, IC Chair 2003)
  • Vladimir Kiryukhin, Russia (1989 - 1992, 1999 - 2002, elected at IOI'99, 2012 - 2017, Host IOI'16)
  • Ries Kock, The Netherlands (1990 - 1998, Host IOI'95)
  • Jari Koivisto, Finland (1997 - 2004, Host IOI2001, IC Chair 2002, 2006 - 2008 Executive Director, Non-Voting)
  • Greg Lee, Taiwan (2010 - 2015, Host IOI'14)
  • Yngve Lindberg, Sweden (1991 - 1995, extra from Host IOI'94)
  • Rogelio Garcia Llano, Argentina (2007 - 2010, elected at IOI'07)
  • Kresimir Malnar, Croatia (2011 - 2014, 2015 - 2018, elected at IOI'11, re-elected at IOI'15)
  • Krassimir Manev, Bulgaria (2000 - 2003, 2005 - 2013, elected at IOI'00, host IOI'09, re-elected at IOI'10, IOI President 2014 - 2017, elected at IOI'14)
  • Kanchit Malaivongs, Thailand (1993 - 1996, 2007 - 2012, Host IOI'11)
  • Bakhyt Matkarimov, Kazakhstan (2011 - 2016, Host IOI'15)
  • Madhavan Mukund, India (2011 - 2014, Executive Director)
  • Fredrik Niemelä (2008 - 2011, elected at IOI '08)
  • Jyrki Nummenmaa, Finland (2001 - 2001, extra from Host IOI2001)
  • Mārtiņš Opmanis, Latvia (2012 - 2015, elected at IOI'12)
  • Margot Phillipps, New Zealand (Executive Director 2014-2016)
  • Ria van Ouwerkerk, The Netherlands (1995 - 1998, extra from Host IOI'95)
  • Donald Theodore Piele, United States of America (1993 - 2006, elected 1993, re-elected 1996, Host IOI2003, IC Chair 2004)
  • Wolfgang Pohl, Germany (2003 - 2006, elected at IOI2003, also acting as Executive Director ad interim from January 2006 to August 2006)
  • Gabriele Reich, Germany (1993 - 1995, Host IOI'92)
  • Eljakim Schrijvers, Netherlands (2006 - 2012, elected at IOI'06, re-elected at IOI'09)
  • Ivo Šeparović, Croatia (2003 - 2008, Host IOI2007)
  • Håkan Strömberg, Sweden (1991 - 1997, Host IOI'94)
  • Peter Taylor, Australia (2009 - 2014, Host IOI'13)
  • Göktürk Üçoluk, Turkey (1996 - 2002, Host IOI'99, IC Chair 2000)
  • Peter Waker, South Africa (1993 - 1995, Host IOI'97)
  • Stanislaw Waligorski, Poland (1997 - 2000, elected at IOI'97?)
  • Hongxi Xue, China (1996 - 1998, Host IOI 2000)
  • Mohamed Youssef, Egypt (2004 - 2009, Host IOI'08)
  • Troy Vasiga, Canada (2006 - 2011, Host IOI'10)
  • László Zsakó, Hungary (1996 - 199?, extra from Host IOI'96)

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