Results of tie-breaker vote for WDO's 2023-2025 Board of Directors

09 November 2023 10:53

Results of tie-breaker vote for WDO's 2023-2025 Board of Directors

In an unprecedented tie held during its 33rd General Assembly in Tokyo (Japan) on 29 October 2023, World Design Organization (WDO)® held a vote for the ninth and final position on its 2023-2025 Board of Directors. At the close of the voting period on 6 November 2023, the following results were officially recorded:

  • Jesús Llinares, Andreu World (Spain): 69 votes

  • Shirley Feng, Shenzhen Industrial Design Profession Association (China): 41 votes

The complete roster for the 2023-2025 Board of Directors comprises:


  • Thomas Garvey, School of Industrial Design, Carleton University (Canada)


  • Pradyumna Vyas, Confederation of Indian Industry (India)

Board members (in alphabetical order)

  • Anna Barbara, Scrl (Italy)

  • Laura Figueroa, Colegio de Profesionistas en Diseño de México, A.C. (COLDI.MX) (Mexico)

  • Oliver Lin, Taiwan Design Research Institute (Taiwan (Chinese Taipei))

  • Jesús Llinares, Andreu World (Spain)

  • Sonia Manchanda, Spread Design (India)

  • Ken Nah, Korea Institute of Design Promotion (South Korea)

  • Meghan Preiss, Aether Global Learning (USA)

  • Eisuke Tachikawa, Japan Industrial Design Association (Japan)

  • Benjamin Wilson, Braun GmbH (Germany)

The 2023 General Assembly proceedings, including the outcome of the tie-breaker vote, were overseen and confirmed by the appointed scrutineers Mr. Mario Gagnon (Canada) and Ms. Vesna Popovic (Australia).

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