We are delighted to announce the Commonwealth Chemistry election nominees ahead of the elections.

A call for nominations for the two elected vacancies was put to the Society Members and 13 complete and valid nominations were received. 6 for the position of President-Elect and 7 for the position of Executive Board member.

The following nominees have been put forward for election as President-Elect of Commonwealth Chemistry:

  • Professor Russell Boyd, Canada
  • Dr Michael Forde, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Professor Anthony Gachanja, Kenya
  • Professor Sunday Okeniyi, Nigeria
  • Professor Sourav Pal, India
  • Professor Priyani Paranagama, Sri Lanka

Recorded statements for the 2024 President-Elect nominees

Professor Russell Boyd
Professor Sunday Okeniyi
Dr Michael Forde
Professor Priyani Paranagama

Professor Anthony Gachanja

Professor Sourav Pal

The following nominees have been put forward for election to the Commonwealth Chemistry Executive Board as an Executive Board member:

  • Professor M Jamaluddin Ahmed, Bangladesh
  • Professsor Ireshika De Silva, Sri Lanka
  • Professor Joseph Horton, Canada
  • Professor Fredrik Kengara, Kenya
  • Professor Sarah Masters, New Zealand
  • Professor Rufus Sha’Ato, Nigeria
  • Professor G D Yadav, India

What happens next?

The elections will take place in March 2024 and the Society Members of Commonwealth Chemistry will vote online to elect the next members of the Commonwealth Chemistry Executive Board.