The Director General is elected by the Assembly for a term of four years and may be re-elected for another term. DG's deputies are elected by the Council for a term of three years.
The current Director General of ICPE is dr. Anand N. Asthana, nominated and elected at the 54th ICPE Council and 18th ICPE Assembly on 7 April 2015 for a period of four years.
Former ICPE Directors-General
Mr Janez Podobnik, MD (2012 - 2015)*
Mr Štefan Bogdan Šalej (2009 - 2012)
Mr Peter Volasko (2008 - 2009)*
Mr Priyadarshi Thakur (2006 - 2008)
Mr Benjamin Lukman, PhD (2002 - 2006)
Mr C.K. Modi
Mr V.K. Dar**
Mr Žiga Vodušek, PhD**
*Acting Director General
** Executive Director