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The organization of the IGF is as follows:

  • General Meeting of members
  • Board of Directors
  • IGF Office

The General Meeting is the supreme decision-making organ of the IGF. The minutes of the last two General meetings are available electronically on request.

The Board of Directors of the IGF consists of up to twelve Directors, eleven of whom are elected by the General Meeting with the twelfth being appointed by the President. Nine elected Directors shall come from different geographical zones as listed below.

  • China, Japan, Korea: 1 each
  • Elsewhere in Asia: 1
  • Europe zone: 2
  • North, Central and South America zone: 2
  • Oceania zone: 1

Up to two at-large Directors are sought from the general international Go community for the benefit of the IGF.
The term of office for directors is two years. However, re-election is permitted. The Board of Directors decides on all matters concerning the operations of the IGF. The Board of Directors is responsible to the General Meeting. The Board may delegate its powers to the IGF-Office, but it bears the responsibility.

IGF Executive as of 4 June 2016

PresidentZhenming CHANG- President and Secretary of the Party Committee of CITIC Group
Vice-PresidentsThomas HSIANG- Vice-President, American Go Association
Chimoon PARK- Vice-Chairman, Korea Baduk Association
Eduardo LOPEZ- Counselor of the Ibero-American Go Federation
Norio WADA- Chairman, the Nihon Ki-in
DirectorsKorsak CHAIRAMISAK- Chairman, Thai Go Association
Minghaw YING- President, Ing Changk Wei-Chi Education Foundation
Neville SMYTHE- Vice-President, Australian Go Association
Martin STIASSNY- President, European Go Federation
Hiroko TAKI- Vice-President, World Pair Go Association
Ichiro TANIOKA- President, Osaka University of Commerce
Ting LI- Vice-President, European Go Federation.
- Go professional
Office DirectorJunan YANG- Director of Weichi Department of Board and Card Games of the Chinese
General Administration of Sport.
- Secretary General, Chinese Weichi Association
Secretary GeneralYi WANG- Director of Weichi Department of Board and Card Games Administrative
Center of the Chinese General Administration of Sport.
- Secretary General, Chinese Weichi Association

 

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