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Education International

New Deputy General Secretary and Executive Board members appointed

published 26 September 2008 updated 26 September 2008

Two new members of the Executive Board of Education International have been appointed as a result of two resignations. The replacements were nominated by their member organisations and appointed by the Executive Board in accordance with the provisions of the EI Constitution.

Yuzuru Nakamura, President of the Japan Teachers’ Union and chair of EI’s Asia-Pacific regional committee, will replace the outgoing Yasuo Morikoshi.

Emily Noble, President of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation, will replace the outgoing Marilies Rettig, who played a key role on the EI Status of Women Committee and offered leadership in the area of equality.

EI expresses its gratitude to Mr. Morikoshi and Ms. Rettig for their distinguished service to the organisation and to the international trade union movement.

The Executive Board also appointed Monique Fouilhoux as EI’s third Deputy General Secretary. Ms. Fouilhoux, currently senior coordinator for Education and Employment, has been involved with EI since its foundation in 1993.

Her work with affiliates, intergovernmental agencies and non-governmental organisations has focused in particular on higher education and research issues, and the impact of GATS and trade agreements on education. Her appointment comes in the wake of the retirement of former DGS Elie Jouen, and she now joins Jan Eastman and Charlie Lennon as fellow deputy general secretaries on the EI management team