The IFAJ Presidium

Presidium Roles and Responsibilities

The IFAJ presidium is made up of a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.  Each plays an integral role to help develop the strategic goals and pursue the mission of the organization.

Elections for the Presidium are held every two years.


The president is responsible for maintaining good relations with member and non-member countries. He/she is also responsible for building new relations and partnerships with strategic stakeholders to further the mission of the organization. The President is also responsible for assisting in the development of various programs including the Alltech Young Leaders Program and the DuPont Pioneer Master Class. As well, he/she has the ceremonial and official roles at meetings and events.

Vice President

The Vice President is responsible for outgoing communications to the membership, including e-alerts, website development and promotional materials. The Vice President works with the Global Office to disseminate relevant information in a timely manner. He/she is also responsible for looking after the IFAJ executive committees, ensuring they are up to date and meet on a regular basis.

Secretary General

The secretary general is responsible for managing the contest program and other relevant professional development. This includes collecting entries, working with a small sub-committee, organizing judges, and organizing the presentation of the awards. The secretary general also assists in building and maintaining sponsor relations.


The treasurer is responsible for the financial management of the organization, and its strategy. He/she is responsible for the daily transactions, as well as for planning and organizing an annual audit and providing regular budget updates to the presidium, the executive and the membership as a whole.