Executive Committee

President

Dr. Fredric Schroeder
First Vice-President, National Federation of the Blind
200 E. Wells Street
Baltimore, MD, USA
Phone: +1-410-659-9314
E-mail: president (@) wbu.ngo
Web: www.nfb.org​​

First Vice-President

Mr. Fernando Riaño
CSR Director, Communications and Institutional Relations
ILUNION & ONCE Foundation
C/ Pechuán, 1 – 28002 Madrid, Spain
Phone: +34-91-590-8407 ​
E-mail: friano (@) ilunion.com​​
Web: www.ilunion.com​​​

Second Vice-President

Ms. Donatilla Kanimba
​Executive Director
Rwandese Union of the Blind
P.O. Box 1527, Kigali, Rwanda
Phone: +250-252-576097
E-mail: donakanimba (@) gmail.com

Secretary General

Mr. Ajai Kumar Mitta(to September 22, 2020)

Treasurer

Mrs. Martine Abel-Williamson
Director
Egoli LTD
68 Meadway, Sunnyhills
Auckland 2010, New Zealand
Phone: +6421 411 042
E-mail: martine.the1 (@) xtra.co.nz; egoli (@) xtra.co.nz

Immediate Past President

Mr. Arnt Holte
Director, Norwegian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted (NABP)
Postboks 5900, Majorstuen
Oslo 0308, Norway
Phone: +47-2321-5000
Fax: +47-2321-5070
Email: arnt.holte (@) blindeforbundet.no
Web: www.blindeforbundet.no​

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Jose Viera
1929 Bayview Ave
Toronto, Ontario
Phone: 416-486-9698
Email: jose.viera (@) wbu.ngo

Africa – African Union of The Blind (AFUB)

Mr. Ishumael Zhou – Regional President
Southern Africa Regional Representative -Zimbabwe
Executive Director, Zimbabwe National League of the Blind (ZNLB)
16489 Brickfield Rd.
Thorngrove, Buluwayo, Zimbabwe
Phone: +263-772-33 2401 / 712 54 2795
E-mail: ishumaelzhou (@) gmail.com

​Mr. Beyan Kota
Liberia Christian Association of the Blind
3rd Street, Saya Town, Sinkor
P.O. Box 10-1198
1000 Monrovia 10, Liberia
Phone: +231 6 510354
E-mail: cabliberia2008 (@) gmail.com ​

Ms. Eveline Angonwi Nongne
AFUB Vice-President & Chairperson of AFUB Women’s Committee
Association Nationale des Aveugles du Cameroun
Accuel Notre Dame de la Paix
P.P. 190
Dschang, Cameroon
Phone: +237 6561 18424
E-mail: evelineangonwi (@) gmail.com; anacp2008 (@) yahoo.fr

​Ms. Nina Efedi Okoroafor
Youth Representative for AFUB
Ghana Blind Union
P.O. Box AC496, Barnes Road, Opposite National Museum
Accra, Ghana
Phone: +233 26 470 1424
E-mail: ninaokoroafor (@) gmail.com​

Asia – Asian Blind Union(ABU)

Mr. Santosh Kumar Rungta – Regional President
President, National Federation of the Blind (India)
Plot No. P-21, Sector-6, Press Enclave Road,
Pushp Vihar, New Delhi, India
Phone: +91-11-2956-4198
Fax: +91-11-2356-2546
E-mail: nfbsec.g (@) gmail.com ​​​

Mr. Tengniev Kholmahmad
​National Association of the Blind of Tajikistan​
Karamov Street 205
734027 Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Phone: +992 37 240-41-40, +922 44 600-41-51
E-mail: tbu-tajiknet (@) mail.ru tengniev (@) yandex.ru

Mr. Amer Makarem
Secretary General, ABU
President, Youth Association of the Blind
P.O. Box 113-5487
Beirut, Lebanon
Phone: +961-(1)-36-82-21
Fax: +961-(1)-36-42-59​
E-mail: amer (@) yablb.org
Web: www.yablb.org​​

​Mr. Qari Saad Noor
Treasurer, ABU
President, Pakistan Association of the Blind
PAB House, Haider Shah Town,
Street #3, Delazak Road,
Peshawarcity, Pakistan
Phone: +92-91-2245328
Fax: +92-91-2244881 ​
E-mail: pab_peshawar (@) yahoo.com​

Asia Pacific (WBU-AP)

Ms. Michiko Tabata – Regional President
Japan Federation of the Blind
C/O NCWBJ Office
18-2 Nishi-Waseda 2-chome,
Shinjyuku-ku
Tokyo 169-0051, Japan
Phone: +81-3-5291-7885
Fax: +81-3-5291-7886
E-mail: tabacchi (@) par.odn.ne.jp; michkotabata (@) gmail.com

Mr. William Jolley
c/- Blind Citizens Australia​
Phone: +61-419-526-173​
E-mail: wjolley (@) bigpond.com

Dr. Nantanoot Suwannawut (Apple)
Academic officer
Bureau of Special Education, Ministry of Education
Chandakasem Palace, Ratchadamnoen Rd., Dusit
District, Bangkok, 10300, THAILAND
Phone: +66-2-288-5545
Fax: +66-2-628-5083
E-mail: nantanoot_s (@) hotmail.com
Web: special.obec.go.th​​​​

Ms. Gerel Dondovdorj
President of the Mongolian National Federation of the Blind
Building “C” of Occupational and Training Enterprise for the Blind
3-r khoroo, Chinggis Avenue
Khan-Uul district, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Postal code: 36/511​​
Phone: +976-70044179
Fax: +976-70044179​
E-mail: gereldondow (@) gmail.com​​​

​Europe – European Blind Union (EBU)

Mr. Rodolfo Cattani – Regional President
Unione Italiana Ciechi
Via Borgognona 38
1-00187 Roma, Italy
Phone: +39 06 699 88388/ 669 88375
E-mail: ebupresident (@) euroblind.org; rodolfocattani (@)virgilio.it ​​​​

Mr. Wolfgang Angermann
Rungstr 19
10 179 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 511 577963
E-mail: w.angermann (@) dbsv.org; w.angermann (@) vodafone.de

​Mr. Rodrigo Nuna Godinho Santos
Associaçao dos Cegos e Amblíopes de Portugal (ACAPO)
Av D Carlos 1, 126, 9º
1200-651 Lisboa, Portugal
Phone: +351 21 324 45 00
E-mail: rodrigosantos (@) acapo.pt

​Mr. Thorkild Olesen
President, Danish Association of the Blind
Dansk Blindesamfund (DBF)
Blekinge Boulevard 2
DK-2630 Taastrup, Denmark
Phone: +45 38 14 88 44
E-mail: thorkild.olesen (@) blind.dk
Web: www.dkblind.dk

Latin America – Union Latinoamericana De Ciegos (ULAC)

Mr. Matías Ferreyra – Regional President
Federación Argentina de Instituciones de Ciegos y Ambliopes (FAICA)
Sarmiento 1136, 1° Piso
Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone: +54 11 4381 9016
E-mail: presidencia (@) ulacdigital.org; m.ferreyra87 (@) gmail.com​​​

Mr. Carlos Ferrari
Organización Nacional de Ciegos de Brasil (ONCB)
Calle Orfanato 760, 7mo Andar, Sala 72
Ciudad de Brasilia, Brasil
E-mail: vp1 (@) ulacdigital.org; carlos.ferrari (@) icloud.com

Mr. Dean Lermen
Coordinadora Nacional de Organizaciones de Limitados Visuales (CONALIVI)
Calle 8C # 87B-75 casa 40
Ciudad de Bogotá, Colombia
E-mail: sgeneral (@) ulacdigital.org; deanlg (@) yahoo.com

​Ms. Marissa Martínez
Unión Nacional de Ciegos d Panamá
Vía Esteban Ysern Cervera
Las Cumbres. Panamá
E-mail: srf (@) ulacdigital.org; marissamalena (@) gmail.com​

North America/Caribbean (WBU NA/C)

Mr. Charles Mossop – Regional President
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
1929 Bayview Ave
Toronto, ON M5G 3W7, Canada
Phone: 1-250-722-0082
E-mail: charles.mossop (@) cnib.ca
Web: www.cnib.ca

Mr. Mark Riccobono, President
National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street
Baltimore, Maryland. 21230
Phone: +1-410-659-9314
E-mail: officeofthepresident (@) nfb.org​​​

Ms. Diane Bergeron
CNIB
101, 1355 Bank street
Ottawa, ON
K1H 8K7
Phone: +1-613-852-1416​​
E-mail: diane.bergeron (@) cnib.ca​

Mr. Mitch Pomerantz
President, American Council of the Blind
1155 15th Street NW, Suite 1004
Washington, DC, USA
Phone: 1-202-467-5081
Fax: 1-202-467-5085
E-mail: mitch.pomerantz (@) earthlink.net​​​

International Members Representatives

Dr. Frances Gentle
President ICEVI
The Renwick Centre
Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)
361-365 North Rocks Road,
North Rocks NSW 2151
AUSTRALIA
Phone: +61-02-9872-0808
Fax: +61-02-9873-1614
E-mail: frances.gentle (@) ridbc.org.au​​​

Mrs. Gertrude Fefoame
Global Advocacy Advisor, Sightsavers
Grosvenor Hall, Bolnore Road, Haywards Heath
West Sussex RH16 4BX UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: gofefoame (@) sightsavers.org
Web: www.sightsavers.org​

Ms. Mary Keogh
Director, Disability Inclusive Development Initiative
CMB Global Disability Inclusion
176 Ivy Exchange, Granby Place
Dublin 1, Ireland
Phone: +353 (0)1 8730300
E-mail: mary.keogh (@) cbm-global.org
Web: www.cbm-global.org

Mr. Peter Holland
Chief Executive Officer
International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
4-108, 8 Devonshire Square
London EC2M 4PL, United Kingdom
E-mail: pholland (@) iapb.org
Web: www.iapb.org

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