Election of the AO Trauma International Board Chairperson

Fair, democratic elections are a fundamental element of AO Trauma’s governance, structure, and operations.

10 December 2021

Election Chairperson AO TIB

The year 2022 is an important election year for AO Trauma International. In the interest of transparency, we would like to inform you about the upcoming election. The call for applications will be sent by e-mail on December 10, 2021 to all AO Trauma members.

The following prestigious chairperson position is now open for applications: 

AO Trauma International Board (AOTIB) Chairperson (successor of Michael Baumgaertner as of July 2022)

We encourage all AO Trauma members who fulfill the eligibility criteria to apply for this important position. As AOTIB Chairperson, you will be able to actively shape the future success of AO Trauma globally.

Eligibility for the AOTIB Chairperson

In order to be considered for nomination by the Nomination Committee (NomCom), candidates must be a paying AO Trauma member, and fulfill one of the following criteria:

  • Be a current or past member of the AOTIB, or
  • Be a current or past member of any AO Trauma Global Commission (Education, Research or Community Development), or
  • Be a current or past member of any AO Trauma Regional Board (Asia Pacific, Europe and Southern Africa, Latin America, Middle East and Northern Africa, or North America)
  • Selected exceptional candidates nominated by the NomCom who are not current or past members of the TIB, of AO Trauma Regional Boards or Global Commissions


In addition, the candidates must also fulfill the requirements specified in the referenced job description. A same function can only be held once by the same person.

Electorate and voting mechanism

Based on the Terms of Reference of the AOTIB, the following mechanism applies to determine the recommendation from the AOTIB to be submitted for election to the AO Foundation Board (AOFB):

Electorate:

  • Voting members of the AOTIB
  • Voting members of the three AO Trauma Global Commissions (Education, Research, Community Development)
  • Voting members of the five AO Trauma Regional Boards (Asia Pacific, Europe and Southern Africa, Latin America, Middle East and Northern Africa, and North America)
  • Each voting member has one (1) vote
  • The electorate will be informed by e-mail. The votes will be cast anonymously on the AO Trauma website.

 

Nomination and electoral process

  • All interested and qualified candidates must submit their application by January 13, 2022, midnight, Zurich time, using the application submission system.
  • The NomCom will review all applications and approve the eligible candidates by January 27, 2022
  • The election for recommendation to the AOFB will run from February 1, 2022 to February 25, 2022
  • The election process is carried out according to the first-past-the-post logic:
  • ­Multiple run-off electronic voting process
  • ­If a candidate reaches an absolute majority in any round, he/she is elected
  • ­The candidate with the least votes is eliminated at each round
  • ­Another round is carried out as long as no candidate reaches an absolute majority
  • The nominated candidate must be elected and confirmed by the AOFB during its mid-March 2023 board meeting
  • The NomCom will then ratify the election process, inform the candidates of the election outcome, and announce the result on the AO Trauma website

We encourage you to apply for this critical and top-tier position. As AOTIB Chairperson, you will be able to actively shape the future success of AO Trauma globally.

Thank you for your interest and support.

Yours sincerely,

 

AOTIB Nomination Committee

Michael Baumgaertner

Rodrigo Pesantez

Khalid Khoshhal

Application and voting phase

The application phase is from December 10 to January 23, 2022.

The nominated candidate has to be elected and confirmed by the AO Foundation Board during its mid-March 2022 board meeting.

The NomCom will then ratify the election process, inform the candidates of the election outcome, and announce the result on the AO Trauma website beginning of April 2022. 

Job description

Click on the link below to download the job description of AO Trauma International Board (AOTIB) Chairperson



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