Structure of the International Go Federation
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 1 June 2020
|President||Jungchae PARK||- Chairman, Korea Baduk Association|
|Vice-Presidents||Thomas HSIANG||- Vice-President, American Go Association|
|Satoru KOBAYASHI||- Chairman, The Nihon Ki-in|
|Eduardo LOPEZ||- Counselor of the Ibero-American Go Federation|
|Yi WANG||- Secretary General, Chinese Weichi Association|
|Directors||Korsak 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|
|Ichirō TANIOKA||- President, Osaka University of Commerce|
|Ting LI||- Vice-President, European Go Federation|
|Anti-Doping Officer||Andrew OKUN||- President, American Go Association|
|Office Director||Jaeho YANG||- Korea Baduk Association|
|Secretary General||Na Yeon KANG||- Korea Baduk Association|