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IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC)

Advancing knowledge and cooperation for a healthy ocean and prosperous society

WESTPAC Officers

May 2021 – Current

WESTPAC Officers (Chairperson and Vice-chairpersons) are elected by delegates at each intergovernmental Session.

 

They shall be from Member States in the region and serve for one Session and one intersessional period. They may be re-elected for one additional term of office.

 

At the 13th Intergovernmental Session of the IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC-XIII, 27-29 April 2021, Online Session), the Sub-Commission elected, by acclamation, Fangli Qiao from China and Kentaro Ando from Japan as Co-Chairpersons; and Aileen Tan Shau Hwai from Malaysia as Vice Chairperson of the Sub-Commission for the next intersessional period.

Fangli Qiao

Co-Chairperson

Kentaro Ando

Co-Chairperson

Aileen Tan Shau Hwai

Vice Chairperson

May 2017 – April 2021

Election at the Eleventh Session, Qingdao, China, 21-23 April 2017 and Twelfth Session, Manila, the Philippines, 2-5 April 2019

Vo Si Tuan

Chairperson

Fangli Qiao

Vice Chairperson

Zainal Arifin

Vice Chairperson

Kentaro Ando

Vice Chairperson

May 2012 – April 2017

Election at the Ninth Session, Busan, Republic of Korea, 9-12 May 2012 and Tenth Session, Phuket, Thailand, 12-15 May 2015

Somkiat Khokiattiwong

Chairperson

Youn-Ho Lee

First Vice Chairperson

Vo Si Tuan

Second Vice Chairperson

May 2008 – April 2012

Election at the Seventh Session, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 26-29 May 2008 and Eighth Session, Bali, Indonesia, 10-13 May 2010

Zhang Zhanhai

Chairperson

Yasuwo Fukuyo

First Vice Chairperson

Nor Aieni Binti Hj Mokhtar

Second Vice Chairperson

September 2002 – April 2008

Election at the Fifth Session, Fremantle, Australia 9-13 September 2002 and Sixth Session, Nha Trang, Vietnam 23-27 May 2005

March 1996 – August 2002

Election at the Third Session, Tokyo, Japan, 26 February – 1 March 1996 and Fourth Session, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 22-26 March 1999

Hyung Tack Huh

Chairperson

Keisuke Taira

Chairperson

Dang Ngoc Thanh

First Vice Chairperson

Manuwadi Hungspreugs

First Vice Chairperson

Haiqing Li

Second Vice Chairperson

Hyung Tack Huh

Second Vice Chairperson

February 1993 – February 1996

Election at the Second Session, Bangkok, Thailand, 25-29 January 1993

February 1990 – January 1993

Election at the first Session, Hangzhou, China, 5-9 February 1990

Su Jilan

Chairperson

Takahisa Nemoto

Chairperson

Tomio Asai

First Vice Chairperson

Su Jilan

First Vice Chairperson

Manuwadi Hungspreugs

Second Vice Chairperson

Charoen Vashrangsi

Second Vice Chairperson

IOC Regional Committee for the Western Pacific (1977-1990)

July 1987 – January 1990

Election at the Fourth Session, Bangkok, Thailand, 22-26 June 1987

October 1983 – June 1987

Election at the Third Session, Townsville, Australia, 19-24 September 1983

Takahisa Nemoto

Chairperson

John Stuart Bunt

Chairperson

Choompol Swasdiyakorn

First Vice Chairperson

Piamsak Menasveta

First Vice Chairperson

February 1979 – September 1983

Election at the First Session, Tokyo, Japan, 21-24 February 1979 and Second Session, Jakarta, Indonesia, 19-24 October 1981

Aprilani Soegiarto

Chairperson

Toshiyuki Hirano

First Vice Chairperson