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CICOPA supports Ariel Guarco's candidacy to the ICA presidency

The Executive Committee members have agreed to approve and support Mr Ariel Guarco’s candidacy to the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) presidency, and Mr Janusz Paszkowski as member of the ICA Board.

8 September 2017

GOVERNANCE

8 September 2017, Brussels – CICOPA, the International Organisation of Industrial and Service Cooperatives, announces the following appointment:

The Executive Committee members have agreed to approve and support Mr Ariel Guarco’s candidacy to the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) presidency, and Mr Janusz Paszkowski as member of the ICA Board.

The election of a new President will be held on 18 November 2017 in Kuala Lumpur and follows Ms Monique Leroux recent announcement that she will not be standing for re-election.

Ariel Guarco is from Argentina. He is a veterinary and magister in agrarian economics and did postgraduate studies in Social Economy and Non-profit Entities. His activity within the cooperative movement includes, among others:

  • President of the Cooperative Confederation of the Argentine Republic – COOPERAR.
  • President of the Cooperatives Federation of Electricity and Public Services of the Province of Buenos Aires – FEECOTRA.
  • President of Coronel Pringles’ Electric Cooperative Ltd.
  • ICA’s Global Board Member.
  • Vice-president of Co-operatives of the Americas.
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Janusz Paszkowski is the President of the National Auditing Union of Workers’ Co-operatives in Poland. He is a member of the Executive Committee of CICOPA and a Vice-President of the Board of the European Confederation of industrial and service cooperatives (CECOP - CICOPA Europe). During 37 years of serving as a leader and committed co-operator, he has been working for the development of the cooperative movement at the national and international level.

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