Afzal Javed

Professor Afzal Javed was appointed President-Elect at the 2017 World Congress of Psychiatry in Berlin. In 2020, he assumed the role of President and launched the 2020-2023 Action Plan. As President, Afzal leads the work of the Executive Committee, ensuring the group remains focused on fulfilling the vision of WPA and on reaching its goals as outlined in its charter and in the current Action Plan.

Danuta Wasserman

The President-Elect's role is to support the work of the President and to fill-in or represent him when he is absent or if he is unable to fulfil his duties. The President-Elect, also chairs the WPA Standing Committee on Planning.

Petr Morozov

The Secretary-General ensures that the Secretariat properly supports the work of the WPA and EC. He acts as liaison between the WPA board and committees, and ensures members are kept informed of any discussions and decisions. He chairs the Accreditation Ctee.

Paul Summergrad

The Secretary for Finances is responsible for all policies related to finances, investments, fundraising, auditing of the accounts, contracts as well as for the prudent expenditure of the WPA funds. He works with the WPA Board to set yearly budgets.

Roger Ng

The Secretary for Education coordinates the educational activities of the WPA and works with WPA zonal representatives, members and the Secretaries of Sections and Meetings to ensure relevant distribution and access to educational programs.

Michel Botbol

The Secretary of Publications is responsible for implementing the editorial policies of the WPA and maintains oversight of its publications. He is a member of any publication committee appointed by the WPA Executive Committee.

Edmond Pi

The Secretary for Meetings oversees the coordination of all official scientific meetings of the WPA. He is responsible for WPA World Congresses of Psychiatry and assists in all other scientific meetings work.

Thomas G. Schulze

The Secretary of Scientific Sections coordinates the Scientific Sections and is responsible for implementing any policies as related to their work. He serves as an advisor to the Sections and facilitates intersectional collaboration.

Kostas N Fountoulakis

Kostas N Fountoulakis

MD, Professor of Psychiatry at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPA University Hospital, in Thessaloniki, Greece and director of Cochrane Greece, Greece

Mario Maj

Mario Maj

Professor of Psychiatry and Chairman at the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Campania L. Vanvitelli, Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training in Mental Health , Italy

Norman Sartorius

Norman Sartorius

MD, MA, DPM, PhD, FRCPsych holds professorial appointments at several universities in Europe, the USA and elsewhere, President of the Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programmes in Geneva, Switzerland

Wolfgang Gaebel

Wolfgang Gaebel

Professor of Psychiatry, former Director of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf, Head of the LVR-Klinikum Düsseldorf, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Quality Management and Empowerment in Mental Health, Germany

Amine Benyamina

Amine Benyamina

Specialist in addictology and head of the psychiatry and addictology service at the Paul-Brousse Hospital (AP-HP). President of the French Federation of Addictology, France

Antoni Novotni

Antoni Novotni

Psychiatrist at the University Clinic of Psychiatry in Skopje, site leader for North Macedonia and leads the site’s clinical and research efforts, Macedonia

Davor Mucic

Davor Mucic

MD, psychiatrist, director of the centre at The Little Prince Psychiatric Centre, specialized in treatment of ethnic minorities without use of interpreters, Denmark

Devora Kestel

Devora Kestel

Director of the WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. World Mental Health Day (WMHDAY) is an initiative of the WFMH recognized by WHO, Switzerland

Dusica Lecic-Tosevski

Dusica Lecic-Tosevski

MD, PhD, the psychiatrist, psychotherapist, professor of psychiatry at the Belgrade University School of Medicine and a member of the Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences, Serbia

Fabian Guénolé

Fabian Guénolé

Professor, MD PhD, Caen University Hospital Center, CHU Caen Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department, France

Falk Leichsenring

Falk Leichsenring

Prof. Dr. rer nat., Dipl.-Psych, Dept. Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, JÖU, and CMBB, Germany

Marianne Kastrup

Marianne Kastrup

MD, PhD, Executive Member, WPA-TPS, Free lance specialist in psychiatry former Head Centre for Transcultural Psychiatry, Denmark

Michael Sadre-Chirazi-Stark

Michael Sadre-Chirazi-Stark

MD, Professor of Social Psychiatry. Specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy, psychotherapeutic medicine, graduate psychologist and psychological psychotherapist, Germany

Norbert Skokauskas

Norbert Skokauskas

Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Regional Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare, Norway

Semen Gluzman

Semen Gluzman

President of Ukrainian Psychiatric Association

Sven Rabung

Sven Rabung

PhD, Assoc. Prof., Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Institute of Psychology, Austria

Swaran Singh

Swaran Singh

MD, FRCPsych, DM, Professor of Social and Director of the Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing Research at University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Thomas Craig

Thomas Craig

Professor Social and Community Psychiatry at King's College London, United Kingdom

Vladimir Carli

Vladimir Carli

MD., Ph.D, Senior Lecturer in Prevention of Suicide and Mental Ill-Health at the National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (NASP), at Karolinska Institutet (KI), Sweden