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Tuesday, 07 May 2019

New FCI President elected

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New FCI President Tamas Jakkel pictured with Rafael de Santiago New FCI President Tamas Jakkel pictured with Rafael de Santiago

AT ITS General Assembly Meeting held last weekend in Shanghai, Dr Tamás Jakkel from Hungary received a substantial majority vote for the Presidency of the FCI for a two year term, defeating the outgoing President Rafael de Santiago who had held the position since 2013.

Other FCI General Committee Members elected at the meeting for a four year term were Miguel-Ángel Martínez (Argentina), Rafael de Santiago (Puerto Rico) and Mrs Barbara Müller (Switzerland).

At a the meeting of the FCI General Committee held immediately after the General Assembly, the FCI Executive Committee under Dr Jakkel, FCI President, was appointed as follows: FCI Vice-president: Gerard Jipping (The Netherlands) who replaced Mrs Carla Molinari in that position; FCI Treasurer: Barbara Müller who replaced Dr Jakkel who had previously held that office.

Retiring General Committee Member Mr Kari Järvinen (Finland) was appointed as an FCI Honorary Member.

Election to the following FCI commissions also took place: Standards Commission; Scientific Commission; and Disciplinary and Arbitration Commission.

Bolivia (Kennel Club Boliviano) was admitted as a full FCI Member and Egypt (Egyptian Kennel Federation) and Kosovo (Federata Kinologjike e Kosovës) were appointed as Associated Members.

Future FCI World Dog Shows

At the meeting it was decided that the FCI World Dog Show in 2023 would be held in Geneva Switzerland from 24-27 August 2023 and the FCI World Dog Show 2024 will be held in Kyiv, Ukraine from 27-30 April 2024.

The FCI World Dog Show 2020 will be in Madrid Spain, 2021 in Brno Czech Republic and 2022 in Sao Paolo Brazil.

The General Assembly also agreed to a proposal from Lithuania to set up a new FCI Commission for Education and Public Relations and a further Commission - FCI Youth was also approved.

OUR DOGS congratulates Tamás Jakkel on his election and also thanks Rafael de Santiago for his work during his Presidency over that last six years. We will also be featuring an interview with the new president in our special issues coming out for the European dog show in Austria and the FCI Americas section show in Acapulco, Mexico both in June.

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