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FCI Board Members and
Speakers

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DR. TAMAS JAKKEL
          HUNGARY

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FCI PRESIDENT

GERARD JIPPING
          NETHERLANDS

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FCI VICE PRESIDENT

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BARBARA MÜLLER                           SWITZERLAND

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FCI TREASURER

MIGUEL ANGEL MARTINEZ
          ARGENTINA

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FCI GENERAL COMMITTEE

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RAFAEL DE SANTIAGO
          PUERTO RICO

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FCI GENERAL COMMITTEE

DR. JOSE LUIS PAYRÓ
          MEXICO

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FCI AMERICAS AND CARIBBEAN SECTION

 

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DINKY SANTOS
          PHILIPPINES

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FCI ASIA, AFRICA AND OCEANIA SECTION

 

JORGEN HINDSE
          DENMARK

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Member of the German Shepherd Club's breeding committee since 1971, editor of the German Shepherd club's member's magazine, member of the German Shepherd's board since 1973 and honorary member of the German Shepherd club. Through the years, Jørgen has been a member of a number of DKK's committees. Aside from being the president of DKK's board and business committee, he holds the presidency posts in the Health Committee, Working Dog Committee, Obedience Committee, Complaints Board and the FCI/NKU Committee, as well as being DKK's representative in Dansk Hunderegister's board (the Danish registration organization for dogs). He has also been president of FCI's Europe Section since 1991 and is also a member of FCI's board.

 

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YVES DE CLERCQ
          BELGIUM

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FCI EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

Professor of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Zootechnical Veterinary Doctor graduated from the same University (1990) Doctorate in Animal Behavior and Welfare (Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1996). In 1995 he was appointed Head of the Department of Ethology at UNAM and since then he began teaching Animal Behavior and Welfare to undergraduate veterinary students and Applied Ethology to postgraduate students. He has been the Coordinator of the Animal Welfare Committee of the National Council of Animal Health in Mexico.

 

MARK DUNN
          USA

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EXECUTIVE AKC VICE PRESIDENT 

 

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PAT CRUZ
          USA

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AKC DELEGATE

 

JEROLD BELL
          USA

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Associate Professor of Clinical Genetics at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, N. Grafton, MA, USA. He chairs the Committee on Inherited Diseases of the World Small Animal Veterinary Medical Association. Member of the Board of Directors of OFA - Canine Health Information Center, and member of the AKC Health and Wellness Advisory Panel. Author of the “Veterinary medical guide for breeds of dogs and cats”. He trained in genetics and genetic counselling at Michigan State University and the University of Missouri. Cornell University Graduate

 

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EKATERINA DOMOGATSKAYA
         RUSSIA

Head of the International Department of the Russian Cynological Federation (since 2018). Head of the Exhibition Commission of the Russian Cynological Federation (since 2018). Member of the board of the Russian Cynological Federation (since 2018). President of the Russian Federation of Hunting Dogs (since 2016). Board member (since 2008), Vice President (since 2012) of the Russian National Dachshund Club. Delegate of the Russian Cynological Federation in the FCI Earth Dog commission (since 2013). Delegate of the Russian Cynological Federation to the FCI show commission (since 2019; elected secretary in 2020)

 

AXEL DUBOIS
         FRANCE

He joined Royal Canin in 2000 in the UK. He launched the Royal Canin Breeder program which was key in developing a partnership with breeders for mutual benefit. After several projects in the UK and France, he is now in charge of implementing the PROACTIVE program to help ensure that breeders develop sustainably and responsibly through efficient and relevant tools and services, to achieve our common mission together. : the health and well-being of dogs around the world.

 

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FRANCISCO GALINDO
          MEXICO

CLAUDE GUINTARD
         FRANCE

National College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering, Oniris Nantes Atlantic, France. Professor of Comparative Anatomy. Professor at ONIRIS VET. Advisor for doctoral theses in veterinary medicine. Veterinarian. Head of the Comparative Anatomy Unit. Member of the Scientific Commission and the Zootechnical and Standards Commission of the Société Centrale Canine, the French Kennel Club. Member of the FCI Standards Commission. Member of the Société d'Ethnozootechnie. Member of the European Association of Veterinary Anatomists

 

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ÅKE HEDHAMMAR
         SWEDEN

DVM, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Internal Medicine - Small Animals and Diploma in Internal Medicine, involved to date in research primarily on various aspects of health and wellness in dogs. Scientific advisor and veterinary consultant to the Swedish Kennel Club since 1978. Member of the WSAVA Hereditary Defects Committee. Co-author of a chapter on “International and National Approaches to Health Reforms for Brachycephalic Breeds in Dogs, focused on Health and Wellness; a complete guide for professionals”.

 

GOPI KRISHNAN
         MALAYSIA

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He has along with his brother Robbie the prefix HACIENDA registered in 1994 and his first litter registered in 1999. He is involved in the IT line and is the CEO of a global service company based in Malaysia. She has involvement with the PAWS Animal Welfare Society, of which she served as President for 6 years and for which she currently serves as Secretary. She is currently the president of the Malaysian Kennel Association (MKA). She is Vice President of the Board of the FCI Asia-Pacific Section. He joined the MKA judge training scheme in the 1990s.

 

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ERNESTO LARRE
         SPAIN

Pro and Digital Marketing Director – Royal Canin Iberia from January 2018 to date. Responsible for sales and marketing of the Professional Channel for the Iberia Cluster. Responsible for the correct implementation of the Global strategy and the use of the PRO mission. Responsible for the implementation of CRM and Digital Marketing. He was Director of Marketing and Professional Sales – Royal Canin Iberia Oct 2015 – Jan 2018

Management of the sales team. Responsible for the results of independent distributors, government accounts and KOL's. Deploy the model of perfect execution and prescription within Iberia.

 

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RAYMUNDO LO
          PHILIPPINES

American Board Certified Pathologist. He got his start in purebred dogs in 1970 by breeding and showing under the Dreamville prefix. Dr. Lo is a Gold Level Merit Breeder from the Pekingese Club of America. He also served that club as Board Director and 1st Vice President. To this day, Dr. Lo is the only Filipino breeder to have received this prestigious award from an American Breed Club. He has been awarded a Silver Level Breeder of Merit by the American Kennel Club. He conducts breeding seminars and participates locally and abroad to further his agenda for better canine health.

 

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ELODIE MOREL
          FRANCE

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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in 2006. She joined Royal Canin in 2010 as head of science communication in R&D. In 2017 she took on the role of Pro New Business Genetic Accelerator to develop the Wisdom Panel's genetic offering for breeders. At Royal Canin we see this as an opportunity to showcase breeder expertise and designed PROactive, a program to help ensure breeders thrive in a sustainable and responsible way to together achieve our common mission: the health and well-being of dogs and cats all over the world.

 

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JAMES PIRNAY
          BELGIUM

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Head of Community Engagement Companion Animal Program FOUR PAWS With more than 15 years of experience in the field of animal welfare and conservation, He is specialized in Companion Animal Programs. He joined FOUR PAWS in 2016 as EU Policy Officer, where he worked on campaigns to reduce the illegal puppy trade and regulate the online pet trade in Europe. In March 2017, he was appointed Head of Community Engagement as part of the FOUR PAWS International Companion Animal Program.

 

JANE LADLOW
         UNITED KINGDOM

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With almost 20 years of experience as a specialist in small animal surgery, clinician, researcher, teacher and lecturer. Her primary focus for the past 10 years has been upper respiratory disease in dogs. As clinical director of the Cambridge Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) research group, he has been instrumental in introducing an objective, non-invasive assessment of airway function, identifying risk factors for BOAS, clinical diagnosis, reproduction guidelines and the development of new surgical techniques (laser turbinectomy and laryngeal surgeries).

 

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NIKŠA LEMO
         CROATIA

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He was born in Split – Croatia. He graduated from the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Zagreb. Since 2001 he has worked as an assistant in the Department of Internal Medicine. In order to gain experience, as part of his specialization, he spent a post-residency fellowship at North Carolina State University (2010). He is currently full professor and head of the clinical division at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Zagreb. An FCI international judge, he has judged national and international dog shows, as well as numerous breed specialties, on all six continents.

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ATTILA MARTON
         HUNGARY

FCI public relations consultant. Vice President of the World Canine Press Association. Former Executive Director of the Hungarian Kennel Club; project manager of the FCI IPO World Championship of Utility Dogs and the FCI World Dog Show 2013 Budapest. Former consultant in education related to canine welfare and public relations for the Lithuanian Kennel Club. Over a hundred publications (in English and Hungarian) focus on animal welfare issues related to dogs. Author of the book “Barking Up the Wrong Tree” (published in 2015)

 

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JORGE NALLEM
          URUGUAY

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Owner of the “El Retorno” kennel, he has bred: Medium Schnauzer, Hard-Haired and Smooth-Haired Fox Terrier, Whippet, Beagle, Boxer, Short-Haired Dachshund, Greyhound and Cimarrón Uruguayo. Member of the FCI Standards Commission from 1999-2022 (Currently President). President of the Uruguayan Kennel Club for the period 1996-2000, 2004-2008-2012, 2015-2016. He was President of the Cimarrones Uruguayos Breeders Society. He is Chairman of the Council of Judges of the K.C.U. FCI Delegate for the 2005 World Shows (Argentina) and Americas & Caribbean (1999 – 2003 and 2005)

 

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CLAUDIO ROSSI
         BRAZIL

Professional School: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, State University of Londrina

(UEL), Brazil (2001). Residency: Internal Medicine, Small Animal Surgery and Anesthesiology, São Paulo State University (FMVA/UNESP), Araçatuba, Brazil (2003-2005). Master of Science: Small Animal Internal Medicine, São Paulo State University, Jaboticabal (FCAV/UNESP), Brazil (2007). Doctor of Philosophy: Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of São Paulo (FMVZ/USP), São Paulo, Brazil (2013). Specialization: Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology, Brazilian Society of Veterinary Dermatology (SBDV), São Paulo, Brazil (2018).

 

JULIE SANDERS
         UNITED KINGDOM

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Director of the Companion Animal Program, FOUR PAWS International. She spent ten years volunteering in the animal welfare sector as a welfare trustee for a sighthound rescue organization and is the founder of an animal welfare organization in Ireland, focused on improving the welfare of racing greyhounds. She has a BA in Animal Behavioral Sciences and Welfare from the University of Greenwich, achieving First Class Honours. She was appointed in 2013 as Country Director of FOUR PAWS International in the UK.

 

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WENCHE SKOGLI
         NORWAY

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Member of the Board of the Norwegian Schweisshund Association. (1999-2001). Member of the Norwegian Basset Club for all six Basset breeds (2010). Vice President of the Norwegian Basset Club (2012-2013). President of the Norwegian Basset Club for several years (2013-2019). President of the Norwegian Boston Terrier Club for a year. (2018-2019). She is currently a member of the board of the Norwegian Bulldog club with a focus on brachycephalic problems, working with the breed clubs and different national and international health problems. (2020-2022).