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Thursday, September 22, 2016

UPU News : Turkey appointed as official Congress Chair

21.09.2016 - Congress deliberations began with the Opening Plenary this morning, where delegates came together to elect the Congress Chairman and other Congress body leaders.

On behalf of on the outgoing Congress Chair, Qatar, Qatar Post CEO Faleh Mohammad Al-Naemi (left) passes Congress Chairmanship to PTT Corporation CEO Kenan Bozgeyik (right), who will represent Turkey (Photo: Ugur Cobanoglu)

 Delegates elected PTT Corporation CEO Kenan Bozgeyik as Chairman, on behalf of the host country, Turkey. The Chairmanship was awarded to Bozgeyik by Qatar Post CEO Faleh Mohammad Al-Naemi, on behalf of 2012 Congress host Qatar.

“There have been many developments in the last four years. Our postal sector will continue on its path under new principles and focus on developing customer-oriented services,” said Bozgeyik. 

“During the next three weeks, you will be dealing with several important proposals mainly on the postal business, particularly in the improvement of the postal supply chain and operations,” said UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein. 

“The other proposal that I expect will draw substantial interest is the one on reform of the Union … I hope this time round, all members will support the Council of Administration proposal that is aimed to help transform our Union to create more efficiency, fair geographical representation in the decision-making process of the union as well as save cost of our operations,” he added.

Other Appointments

During the Opening Plenary, member countries also officially appointed the following chairs and vice-chairs:

Vice-Chairmen of Congress
Mr Wilfredo Lopez Rodriguez, Cuba
Ms Irina Saksonova, Belarus
Ms Hongyan Shen, China (People's Rep.)
Mr Francis W. Wangusi, Kenya

Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of Congress Committees
Committee 1 (Credentials) 

Chair: Mr Joseph Murphy, USA
Vice-Chair: Ms Padmagandha Mishra, India

Committee 2 (Finance) 

Chair: Mr Hiroshi Nakayama, Japan
Vice-Chair: Mr Mauricio Rojas, Costa Rica

Committee 3 (General Policy and Management of the Work of the Union) 

Chair: Ms Nonkqubela Jordan-Dyani, South Africa
Vice-Chair: Mr Jack Hamande, Belgium

Committee 4 (Convention) 

Chair: Mr Siva Somasundram, Australia
Vice-Chair: Mr Alain Benoît Itoua, Congo

Committee 5 (Postal Payment Services) 

Chair: Mr Vladimir Salakhutdinov, Russian Federation
Vice-Chair: Mr Germa?n Va?zquez Asenjo, Spain

Committee 6 (Development Cooperation) 

Chair: Mr Jean-Paul Forceville, France
Vice-Chair: Mr Sami Freej Alowedi, Eng., Saudi Arabia

Committee 7 (Drafting) 

Chair: Mr Abdeladim El Massoudi, Morocco
Vice-Chair: Mr Aimé Theubet, Switzerland

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