EHEDG Elections 2020
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 16 to 20 November 2020.
The EHEDG Constitution 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. All these positions are going to be elected or re-elected at the end of 2020, starting on 1 January 2021. In an effort to secure continuity in the Foundation Board and the Advisory Board, it has been decided by the EHEDG Executive Committee in summer 2020 to change the election term as detailed in the call for candidates below.
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 Constitution.
We encourage our valued Member Companies and Institutes to take advantage of their voting rights in the EHEDG elections 2020 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).
Nomination of General Assembly Members:
In summer 2020, all EHEDG Company and Institute Members have been 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 are authorized 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 2020.
NOTE: If not having specified a General Assembly member until 1 September 2020, 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 Constitution.
Call for Advisory Board Member Candidates
The EHEDG Advisory Board will be elected by the General Assembly. In order to establish a continuity for the future, the Advisory Board will be elected for 2 years and 4 years respectively in the 2020 election only.
The election will take place in the period of 16 to 20 November 2020 and the Advisory Board is going to start its term as of 1 January 2021 with a constitutional meeting in the same month. The election of the Advisory Board members will be for a period of 2 years for 3 of the members, and 4 years for the other 3 members.
All EHEDG Company Members are kindly invited to designate their Advisory Board Member Candidates by submitting the profiles and motivation letters of their representatives to the EHEDG Secretariat. Please note that 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 Candidates which will be closed on 18 September 2020.
Call for Candidates for the EHEDG President, Vice President and Treasurer/Secretary as of January 2021:
The above positions will be (re)elected in 2020 for a term starting in January 2021. In order to establish a continuity for the future, the election of the Vice President will be for a period of 4 years, while the election of the President and Treasurer/Secretary will be for a period of 2 years. 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 18 September 2020.
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.
Effective September 2020, 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 Class||Food-related turnover|
in € excl. VAT
|Class 1||> 500 Mio. €||5|
|Class 2||50 to 500 Mio. €||4|
|Class 3||10 to 50 Mio. €||3|
|Class 4||1 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 16 November (09:00 h CET) to 20 November 2020 (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
All EHEDG members will be given access to an 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 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).
The correctness of all procedures is supervised by the following Election Committee members:
Dr. Peter Golz, Chairman SubCom Product Portfolio
Andrés Pascual, Chairman SubCom Regional Development
Susanne Flenner, EHEDG Office