Officer’s Board

During the 10th WBU General Assembly, the new WBU leadership was elected on the 23rd of June 2021. This page is currently being updated.

President

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

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

Mr. Yaw Ofori Debra
Ghana Blind Union
Phone: +233243242913
E-mail: yawdebra2015 @ gmail.com

General Secretary

Ms. Diana Stentoft
Danish Association of the Blind (DAB)
Phone: +45 40 11 11 67
E-mail: diana.stentoft @ blind.dk

Treasurer

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

 

Immediate Past President

 

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

​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 ​​​

​Asia Pacific (WBU-AP)

Mr. Li Qing Zhong (Peter) – Regional President
China Association of the Blind
No.186, Xizhimen Nanxiaojie, Xicheng District,
E-mail: li.qingzhong @ 163.com
Phone: +86 10 665 80043
Fax: +86 10 665 80041 ​​​

​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 ​​​​

Latin America – Union Latino Americana 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​

​North America/Caribbean (WBU NA/C)

Ms. Kim Charlson – Regional President
American Council of the Blind (ACB)
1703 N. Beauregard St., Suite 420
Alexandria VA 22311 USA
Phone: 202-467-5081
E-mail: kim.charlson @ perkins.org
Web: www.acb.org

 

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