Executive Committee 2018-2022

Ms. Patricia Pelton, Canada

Deputy President
Mr. Agustin Garcia Bolanos Cacho, Mexico

Mr. Ronald Tak Fai Yam, Hong Kong

Secretary General (non-voting):
Mr. Carlos Madjri Sanvee, Togo


Mr. Dodji Fiashinou , Togo
Ms. Irene Ayimba, Kenya
Ms. Nompumelelo Thabethe, South Africa
Mr. Ronald Senghore, Gambia
Mr. Yirga Gebregziabher Assefa, Ethiopia

Asia & Pacific
Mr. Alan Morton, Australia
Ms. Chanita Maneekarn, Thailand
Mr. Indong Song, Korea
Ms. Karren Joy Fetalvero, Philippines
Ms. Nagako Okado, Japan


Mr. Craig Rowe, Canada

Ms. Dorothee Pfrommer, Germany
Mr. Duncan Ingram, England & Wales
Ms. Malene Bentsen, Denmark
Ms. Mathilde Thue, Norway
Mr. Otto Vainio, Finland

Latin America & Caribbean
Ms. Anaclara Rodriguez Canzani, Uruguay
Ms. Carolina Lopez, Peru
Mr. Cristiano Ristov, Brazil

Middle East
Ms. Soheila Hayek, Lebanon
Mr. Saro Nakashian, East Jerusalem

Ms. Cici Rojas, USA
Ms. Colleen Leung, USA

Past President
Mr. Peter Posner, England & Wales

Area Presidents
Dr Adrien Coly, Senegal, Africa Alliance
Mr. Chin Sheng Chen, Taiwan, Asia & Pacific Alliance
Ms Emma Osmundsen,  England & Wales, YMCA Europe
Mr. Felipe Jurado, Chile, Latin American & Caribbean Alliance

Y’s Men Liaison
Mr. Kohei Yamada, Japan


What is the Executive Committee


The Executive Committee shall consist of:

The Officers of the World Alliance elected by the World Council, each representing different geographic regions.

Twenty-three individuals elected by the World Council representing different geographic regions, with a minimum of eight being 30 years of age or under when elected, and at least eight being women.

Presidents of Area Organisations recognised by the World Council.

The Secretary General of the World Alliance, with no power to vote.

Immediate Past President of the World Alliance, with no power to vote.

Y’s Men International Liaison to the World Alliance, with no power to vote.

Functions of the Executive Committee

To carry out the policy and specific instructions of the World Council, to complete all matters committed to its charge, and to act with all the powers of the World Council

To monitor the work, finances and personnel of the World Alliance.

To undertake the planning and orientation of World Council meetings.

To undertake such actions and responsibilities as required for the good governance of the World Alliance and as required by the World Alliance or World Council in compliance with the Constitution, resolutions and all proposals of the World Council.

To appoint the Secretary General.

To represent the World Alliance in its relationship with other world organisations.

To issue each year the call for observance by Young Men’s Christian Associations throughout the world of the Week of Prayer and World Fellowship.

Quorum for Executive Meetings

No meeting shall proceed to transact any business unless there is a quorum. A majority of the Executive Committee members shall constitute a quorum at the meetings.

A simple majority of Members present and voting shall suffice for a decision and each Member present shall be entitled to one vote.

The number of abstentions does not affect the result of the vote.

Secretary General