Missions

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Past Presidents

1946-1953
Chauncey Hamlin

Chauncey Hamlin

United States of America

1946-1953

1953-1959
Georges Salles

Georges Salles

France

1953-1959

1959-1965
Sir Philip Hendy

Sir Philip Hendy

United Kingdom

1959-1965

1965-1971
Arthur van Schendel

Arthur van Schendel

Netherlands

1965-1971

1971-1977
Jan Jelinek

Jan Jelinek

Czechoslovakia

1971-1977

1977-1983
Hubert Landais

Hubert Landais

France

1977-1983

1983-1989
Geoffrey Lewis

Geoffrey Lewis

United Kingdom

1983-1989

1989-1992
Alpha Oumar Konaré

Alpha Oumar Konaré

Mali

1989-1992

1992-1998
Saroj Ghose

Saroj Ghose

India

1992 - 1998

1998-2004
Jacques Perot

Jacques Perot

France

1998 - 2004

2004-2010
Alissandra Cummins

Alissandra Cummins

Barbados

2004 - 2010

2010-now
Hans-Martin Hinz

Hans-Martin Hinz

Germany

2010 - now