Elections 2017

EHEDG Elections 2017

Having embarked on a path to more professionalism and transparency in our organizational structure some years ago, we are pleased to announce the second EHEDG elections which are going to be held by electronic balloting in the period from 20 to 24 November 2017.

The EHEDG Statutes and Internal Rules foresee a Foundation Board which consists of the President, the Vice President and the Treasurer/Secretary, as well as an Advisory Board of six members at large. For details about these functions please see the organisational chart. The above positions are subject to being elected every three years, now for the next term from 1 January 2018 until 31 December 2020.

By electing the EHEDG leadership positions, we intend to adequately involve our members into our strategy planning, our organizational development and our decision-making processes. For more details about the EHEDG formation and governance as well as for the election process in general, please see Bylaw no. 1 to the Statutes.

We encourage our valued Member Companies and Institutes to take advantage of their voting rights in the EHEDG elections 2017 and to actively make use of their empowerment to determine or share in the EHEDG leadership for the coming term.

In case of any questions or for more information, please contact the EHEDG Secretariat,
Ms. Susanne Flenner (phone +49 69 6603 1217).

General Assembly

Nomination of General Assembly Members:

In summer 2017, all EHEDG Company and Institute Members were kindly invited to designate their General Assembly Representatives by announcing the name and contact details of this person to the EHEDG Secretariat. Each member company or group of companies - if under the same name and umbrella - as well as the member institutes were asked to nominate a representative for the General Assembly. These official corporate or institutional representatives will be considered as each one voting entity in the upcoming elections. The Call for General Assembly Members was closed on 1 September 2017.

NOTE: If not having specified a General Assembly member to date, we regret that your company/institute can no more be considered in the upcoming election process. Please also note that individual EHEDG members are not authorized to vote as per our Statutes.

Call for Candidates

Call for Advisory Board Member Candidates

The EHEDG Advisory Board will be (re)elected for a three-year's term starting in January 2018 until December 2020. In summer 2017, all EHEDG Company Members were kindly invited to designate their Advisory Board Member Candidates by submitting the profiles and motivation letters of their representatives to the EHEDG Secretariat. Institute members or individuals cannot submit a candidacy to the Advisory Board as they do not represent the industry.

Details about the Advisory Board positions are specified in the Call for Advisory Board Members which will be closed on 15 September 2017.

Call for Candidates for the EHEDG President, Vice President and Treasurer/Secretary as of January 2018:

Above positions will be (re)elected in 2017 for a three-year's term starting in January 2018 until December 2020. For all details about the duties and tasks of these positions please see the Call for Candidates for the EHEDG President, Vice President and Treasurer/Secretary which will be closed on 15 September 2017.

Any qualified persons from the EHEDG member companies, member institutes or EHEDG individual members are invited to candidate for these positions upon recommendation of a Member Company or Institute.

Election Procedure

Effective September 2017, all further correspondence about the upcoming EHEDG elections will be directed to the designated General Assembly members only. To adequately take into consideration the size and contribution of the voting Member Companies in respect to their food-related turnover, the General Assembly votes will be multiplied according to the following table of EHEDG membership classes:

Membership ClassFood-related turnover
in € excl. VAT
Multiplier
Class 1> 500 Mio. €5
Class 250 to 500 Mio. €4
Class 310 to 50 Mio. €3
Class 41 to 10 Mio. €2
Class 5< 1 Mio. €1

 

The votes of EHEDG Member Institutes will be multiplied by one.

NOTE: The General Assembly will NOT be a physical event. Instead, an electronic election window will be open from 20 November (09:00 h CET) to 24 November 2017 (17:00 h CET). All General Assembly members will receive an individual invitation together with a detailed explanation of the voting procedure by e-Mail in due time in advance together with a link to the election window and a secure code which will allow them to cast their votes on-line during above mentioned period at any time.

Publication of Candidate Profiles

Candidate profiles and motivation letters will be published after mid of September 2017 on the EHEDG website in a dedicated area. All EHEDG members will be given access to this internal website folder where they will find the applications after member log-in. Designated General Assembly Members will be asked to make their choice of candidates accordingly, while all other members can view the details for information only. Details will be announced by additional mailings to all members in due time.

Voting Instructions

Voting instructions and log-in to the voting system

Access to the voting system will be exclusively given to the designated General Assembly Members who are representing the EHEDG member companies and institutes. All General Assembly members will receive an individual invitation together with a detailed explanation of the voting procedure by e-mail in due time in advance together with a link to the election window and a secure code which will allow them to cast their votes on-line during above mentioned time period at any time.

The voting link will be established from this website section in due time.

In case of any questions or problems during the election period, please contact the EHEDG Secretariat, Ms. Susanne Flenner (phone +49 69 6603 1217).