Emmaus International

The movement is governed by elected members with responsibilities at international level – the board, executive committee and world councils, and at regional level – Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe.

The global regions are all represented on each of the governing bodies.

Board

The board meets once a year, bringing together the chair and the 24 Emmaus International board members, who are elected by the four regions. Africa, Asia and the Americas each have four representatives and Europe has twelve.
It implements the strategic direction set by the world assembly. It also leads and generates debate about the movement’s missions – activism, solidarity, communication, training and protecting and promoting Abbé Pierre and Emmaus International’s heritage – and about the movement’s resources.

Executive committee

As well as the chair, between five to seven Emmaus International board members are elected by the board to sit on the executive committee. The committee meets once every two months or so and is appointed by the board to manage Emmaus International’s daily affairs. 

See the board and executive committee

Patrick ATOHOUN - PRESIDENT
Patrick Atohoun
Chair
Benin
                   
    Juan MELQUIADES - 1er VICE PRESIDENT
Juan Melquiades
1st Vice-Chair
Executive committee
Peru
Moon SHARMA - 2e VICE PRESIDENT
Moon Sharma
2nd Vice-Chair
Executive committee
India
                 
    Nantegue KONE - SECRETAIRE DU CE
Nantégué Koné
Secretary
Executive committee
Côte d'Ivoire
Helene SAYAD - TRESORIERE
Hélène Sayad
Treasurer
Executive committee
Lebanon
                     
Hans VAN BEEK - MEMBRE CE EUROPE
Han Van Beek
Executive committee
France
Gloria ZULUAGA - MEMBRE CE AMERIQUE
Gloria Zuluaga
Executive committee
Colombia
                       
Jean Berchmans CEI Afrique
Jean Berchmans
Burundi
Suzanne Ware CEI Afrique
Suzanne Waré
Burkina Faso
Maryse-Faure bd
Maryse Faure
France
                       
Jorge AMBIADO - CEI AMERIQUE
Jorge Ambiado
Uruguay
Joshua PROCHASKA - CEI AMERIQUE
Joshua Prochaska
United States
Josephine MARTINE - CEI ASIE
Josephine Martine
India
                       
Selva ALEXANDER - CEI ASIE
Selva Alexander
India
Willi DOES - CEI EUROPE
Willi Does
Germany
Julia FINER - CEI EUROPE
Julia Finer
Sweden
                   
Michael HEAP - CEI EUROPE
Michael Heap
United Kingdom
Keith-Tolladay bd
Keith Tolladay
United Kingdom
Jean-Philippe LEGAUT - CEI EUROPE
Jean-Philippe Légaut
Romania
                   
Nathalie MARTZ - CEI EUROPE
Nathalie Martz
France
Silvana NOGAROLE - CEI EUROPE
Silvana Nogarole
Italy
Tobias PETERSSON - CEI EUROPE
Tobias Petersson
Sweden
                 
Eduardo SANCHEZ - CEI EUROPE
Eduardo Sánchez
Spain
Maria Luisa TESTORI - CEI EUROPE
Maria Luisa Testori
Italy

Regional boards

Every Emmaus region (Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe) has its own regional board. National delegates sit on the regional boards along with elected members of the region who are also on the board of Emmaus International. The regional boards have the same powers as the international board, but at regional level.

Regional executive committees

Each Emmaus region (Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe) has an executive committee made up of four to six elected members. It has the same powers as the international executive committee, but at regional level.