Board of Governors

WJA Charter and ByLaws

The Board of Governors is the governing body of the WJA. It is composed of the:

President;
First, Second, and Third Vice Presidents;
Executive Vice President;
 
Presidents of the Affiliated Organizations (World Association of Lawyers, World Association of Judges, World Association of Law Professors, and the World Business Associates);
General Counsel;
and the immediate Past President.
 

 Board of Governors 2015-2017

FOUNDER AND PAST PRESIDENT: Charles S. Rhyne (1963-1991)*

FOUNDER & PAST EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT: Margaret M. Henneberry (1967-2010)*

PRESIDENT – Franklin Hoet Linares (Venezuela)

OFFICERS

First Vice President  – Kim G. Quarles (USA)

Second Vice President – Tao Kaiyuan (China)

Third Vice President – Zayed Saeed AlShamsi (UAE)

Executive Vice President  – Vacant

 

President, World Association of Lawyers – Ethia Simha (Israel)

President, World Association of Judges – Bola Ajibola (Nigeria)

President, World Association of Law Professors – Ved Nanda (Czech Republic)

President, World Association of Business Associates –  Iris Jones (USA)

WJA General Counsel – To be announced

 

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Alexander J. Bělohlávek, Czech Republic (2011-2015)

 

PAST BOARD MEMBERS SERVING IN ADVISORY CAPACITY

Hans Thummel, Germany (Past President 2001-2003)

 

 

 *Deceased