The Federation has a bicameral governing body consisting of a Praesidium, who are class A members nominated from the member societies and approved by the Council.

The Council is made up of voted single members from the societies who speak on their behalf concerning major issues and make big decisions when they arise.

The Council and Praesidium meet annually in the fall. The Council elects the officers of the Federation who in turn make up the Praesidium. The Praesidium also meets every spring.

The President
Dr Peter Kang (South Korea)

Immediate Past President
Amy Wyatt (USA)

Vice President
Prof Juergen Lademann (Germany)

Honorary Secretary
Carmina Casas (Spain)

Dr Tony Gough (UK)

Committee Member Number 3
Eva Ramos (Mexico)

Committee Member Number 2
Emanuele Piras (Italy)

Committee Member Number 1
Dr Yoichi Shimatani (Japan)

Chair of the Scientific Committee
Dr Frédéric Leroy (France)

Chair of the Education Committee
Tony O’Lenick (USA)

Chair of the Public Relations Committee
Simon Chan (Hong Kong – China)

Chair of the Publications Committee
Prof Vania Leite E Silva (Brazil)

Mary Lynn Halland is Secretary General of the IFSCC and is based at the Federation’s Secretariat office, co-located with the US Society of Cosmetic Chemists in New York.