The IPA is governed by the General Assembly; the Executive Committee; the President and Vice-President; the Treasurer; and is administered by the Geneva-based Secretariat. IPA governance is based on a formal set of Statutes, and the three permanent Committees, which function according to agreed Guidelines.

 

General Assembly

The General Assembly is the supreme decision-making body of the Association, and is convened by the President at least once a year, usually during the Frankfurt Book Fair.

The General Assembly consists of Delegates from IPA's Full Members, who are normally appointed for a term of three years. IPA Affiliate and Associate Members may send non-voting observers to the meetings of the General Assembly.

The General Assembly defines the general strategy of the Association and elects the Directors serving on the Executive Committee, as well as other unpaid Officers, including the chairpersons of any working committee.

 

Committees

A number of committees, comprising representatives of IPA members, shape and steer the key policy issues of IPA.
There are three Permanent Committees, which work according to guidelines adopted by the General Assembly in April 2016.
They are:

 

Freedom to Publish Committee Guidelines Copyright Committee Guidelines Membership Committee Guidelines

Other member-led bodies are the Literacy and Book Industry Policy Committee, the Educational Publishers Forum and the Anti-Piracy Working Group.

President & Vice-president

From 1 January 2019, the IPA President is Hugo Setzer (Manual Moderno, Mexico) and Vice President is Bodour Al Qasimi (Kalimat Group, United Arab Emirates). The General Assembly elects the Vice-President for a two-year term, to support the President in her/his work. At the end of her/his term s/he automatically becomes the President for a two-year term.

Setzer, Hugo
President of the IPA from 1 January 2019
CEO of Manual Moderno.
SETZER, Hugo
President
AL QASIMI, Bodour
Vice President of IPA from 1 January 2019. Founder and CEO of Kalimat Group; founder of theEmirates Publishers Association.
AL QASIMI, Bodour
Vice President

Secretary General

Appointed by the Executive Committee, the Secretary General directs the secretariat and is responsible for the administration of the IPA. Reporting to the President and/or the Executive Committee, the Secretary General acts as the IPA's spokesperson at meetings and in dealings with external organisations. S/He leads the activities necessary for securing support for and implementing the IPA's policies and achieving its strategic objectives.

BORGHINO, José
Since August 2015, the IPA Secretary General has been José Borghino.
BORGHINO, José
Secretary General

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