General Information

Organization

The Board of the Foundation is constituted of between eleven and thirty board members headed by a Chairman. The auditor and legal counsel report to the Board of Directors. Representation on the board is from all continents. Furthermore, the various energy sources worldwide are reflected in the experiences of the board members.

The Executive of the Foundation consists of the Secretary General, two Under Secretaries, a Treasurer, and an Administrative Coordinator. The Executive is responsible to the Chairman and the Board of Directors.

Standing committees include Goals and Objective; Publications and Public Relations; Constitution and Bylaws; Membership; External/Internal Meetings; External Administrative Centers and Finance. In addition to these standing committees, the Board is establishing Regional Headquarters headed by a President, which are the administrative offices of the Foundation. Chapters of the Foundation also assist in promoting the objectives of the Foundation and enhancing and strengthening the cooperation, coordination and communication within the region and among the regions. This bottom-up decentralized management approach is the strength of the Foundation.

The Foundation desires to have a large and broad-based membership. To this end membership is open to any body of government, corporation, educational institution, or research institute that has an interest in energy production, distribution, consumption, efficiency and environmental impact or any individual employed in any field of energy or any full-time graduate student having an expressed interest in energy. Registered delegates at the official series of global energy forums, Energex, and other Foundation sponsored events automatically are registered as members.

There is no initial or annual membership fee for any of the above member categories.

The Board of Directors may, at its discretion, appoint honorary or emeritus members or fellows when such individuals have made significant contribution to the Foundation or to energy consumption, distribution, production, efficiency or environmental impact.


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