On 7 April 2015 the 8th Joint Session of the Program Advisory Group and of the Committee on Finance, Accounts and Staffing, the 54th ICPE Council Session and the 18th ICPE Assembly Session were held at the ICPE headquarters. The ICPE Acting Director General, Janez Podobnik, presented the Activity Report for the period between June 2013 and March 2015. The ICPE Assembly honorably discharged Acting Director General Podobnik of his duty and commended him for the achievements during his mandate. A new ICPE Director General, Dr. Anand Asthana, was elected by the ICPE Assembly for a four-year term. Acting Director General Janez Podobnik will continue his duties as Acting Director General until the finalizing of the formal procedures of taking up the post by the newly elected Director General.
Dr. Anand Asthana and Mr. Janez Podobnik
(From left) Ms. Savitri Panabokke, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Ms. Darka Tea Glažar, MSc, Head of the International cooperation and EU Office, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr. Kapil Dev Tripathi, Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Government of India, Mr. Janez Podobnik, Dr. Anand Asthana, Ms. Bharti Gupta, Second Secretary, Embassy of India, H.E. Mr. Željko Jerkić, Ambassador, Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina and H.E. Mr. Pëllumb Qazimi, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Albania
During the ICPE Assembly session
Mr. Kapil Dev Tripathi, Dr. Anand Asthana and Mr. Janez Podobnik with the ICPE team