Current Officers

Conference Chairman Krzysztof Paturej receives a gavel during the Third Review Conference

Elected by the Conference at its Eighteenth Session to hold office until the successors are elected at the next regular session of the Conference.

  • Chairperson of the Conference: H.E. Ambassador Dr. Sa'ad Abdul Majeed Ibrahim Al-Ali, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Iraq to the OPCW.
  • Vice-Chairs of the Conference: Algeria, Armenia, Canada, Honduras, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Mexico, Russian Federation, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and United States of America.

Committee of the Whole

  • Chairperson: H.E. Ambassador Odette Melono, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cameroon to the OPCW.

Credentials Committee

Appointed by the Conference at its Eighteenth Session to hold office until new members are appointed at the next regular session of the Conference.

  • Chairperson: H.E. Ambassador José de Bouza Serrano, Permanent Representative of Portugal to the OPCW.
  • Members: Belgium, Croatia, Iraq, Morocco, Nigeria, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, and Uruguay.

External Auditor of the OPCW

(C-16/DEC.5, dated 30 November 2011).
Professor Dieter Engels (President of the German Supreme Audit Institution (2012-2014)

Upcoming

77th Session of the Executive Council:
7 - 10 October 2014

19th Session of the Conference of States Parties:
1 - 5 December 2014