International Board of Directors Elections

Nominations for 2020/2021 Board of Directors
Now Open

Submissions Due by 20 March 2020

The International Board of Directors is responsible for the governance and strategic direction of our Society. Members of the Board are people who know our Society, understand our industry and have strong strategic leadership capabilities. Potential candidates should be strategic thinkers, an ISPE ambassador, possess financial acumen and good business sense, possess a working knowledge of the Pharma Industry, be able to commit the time needed which includes face to face attendance at international board meetings and be able to communicate in the English language.

In an effort to represent a global view of our industry and to ensure organizational success, it is important we have an appropriately diverse International Board of Directors. Diversity is represented in many ways; examples may include business expertise, gender, geographic location, young professionals, and other demographic considerations. Given the geographical footprint of the society, the Board Nominating Committee will be structuring this year’s ballot and subsequent board representation to better reflect the geographical footprint of its membership.

If you know of someone who fits the above description and can expand our Board diversity, we encourage you to reach out to them, confirm their willingness to be considered, and send a completed Nomination Form along with the nominee's curriculum vitae or resume by 20 March 2020. Self-nominations are also welcome but do require a sponsor.

Thank you for your help with this critical task for ISPE. Your contributions will benefit the entire society, our industry and your professional knowledge goals.

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Candidate Nomination and Selection Process

Below are the steps taken for selecting candidates to be on the ballot:

  • Each year, the global membership of ISPE are asked to provide the names of potential candidates to the ISPE Nominating Committee. Candidates are proposed on the basis of a number of considerations communicated in the call for nominations including: strategic thinking, leadership skills, “business sense,” knowledge of the global pharma / biopharma industry, and the ability to commit the time and resources required to actively participate on the Board.
  • The Nominating Committee proposes a list of potential candidates for the vacancies on the Executive Committee and the International Board of Directors. The Board approves this list before the election.
  • Approved candidates are asked to confirm their willingness to stand for the election and to demonstrate that they have the support of their employer to serve.
  • Following the receipt of this information, the balloting process is arranged using an independent outside body, Intelliscan, Inc.

Intelliscan, Inc. conducts the entire election process and reports the results to the International Board of Directors.