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Executive Committee
Tarun Bhargava (Asia)
Mr. Tarun Bhargava, the Deputy General Manager in charge of the Sustainable Cooperative Development team at the Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative, was made Executive Member of ICAO at the general meeting in fall of 2015.

His portfolio involves working with approximately 36,000 member cooperative societies in the agricultural sector in India.

Mr. Bhargava graduated from BITS Pilani as a chemical engineer and spent much of his career manufacturing phosphatic and nitrogenous fertilizers as well as contributing to the development of IT based business solutions for cooperative development.

Mr. Bhargava works extensively with the international community to contribute to building stronger agricultural cooperatives.
Kamarudin Ismail(Asia)
Mr Kamarudin Ismail currently serves as the Vice-President of ANGKASA since 2012. He is also serving as Board of Director of Farmer’s Organization Authority since 2014. Farmers’ Organization Authority or known as LPP is aim to assist in improving economy and social well-being of the agro society as well as to boost, encourage and strive for economic and social progress of Farmers' Organisations. Currently, there are 1,531 agriculture based cooperatives and 119 farmers' associations that serve the agro societies in the rural area. Mr. Kamarudin Ismail is also the Chairperson of Plantation, Agriculture & Agro-based Sector in ANGKASA. This sector is responsible to empower agricultural activities with the focus on the cooperatives business model, driven by the community to support the activities. He was recently elected as the ICA Global Board for the new term 2017 – 2021. Nevertheless, his continuous commitment in agricultural activities are limitless and honoured to represent Malaysian Cooperatives to the ICAO.
Cafer Yüksel (Europe)
Mr. Cafer Yüksel, the president of the National Union of Turkish Forestry Cooperatives (OR-KOOP), was first made an Executive Committee Member in 2009.
Mr. Yüksel's cooperative career began in the 1970s, in the villages and communities where he worked as a teacher. There he founded several cooperatives. In 1978, he became the founding president of the OR-KOOP Regional Union in Sinop, a city on the Turkish coast of the Black Sea. He resigned from teaching that same year in order to dedicate his time to the cooperative movement, and in 1997, he founded and became the president of the OR-KOOP Central Union. OR-KOOP's current membership is comprised of 27 regional unions, 2,500 primary cooperatives and 300,000 partners. In addition to serving as that organization's president, Mr. Yüksel is the Vice-President of the National Cooperative Union of Turkey, the apex organization for Turkish cooperatives and a fellow member of the International Co-operative Alliance.
Mieczysław Grodzki (Europe)
Mr. Mieczysław GRODZKI has rich cooperative experiences. Construction engineer by his education at the Warsaw University of Technology, he was already in 1987 founder of GROMAR constructing company that worked in favour of several cooperatives. He was also actively involved in many other cooperative initiatives particularly in banking, housing, handicrafts and agricultural sectors. He was among others chairman of the Supervisory Council of the Cooperative Bank in Piaseczno, deputy chairman of the Supervisory Council of “Franciszek Stefczyk” Auditing Union of Cooperative Banks and for 3 terms of office – deputy chairman of the General Assembly of our organization, the NCC. On 10th January this year he was elected President of the Board by the General Assembly of NCC replacing at this post the long-serving president Mr Alfred Domagalski.
He has been also active in cooperative, employers’ and professional organizations, including the Business Centre Club, where he chaired the Committee for Cooperatives, or Polish Union of Construction Engineers and Technicians where he was in charge of the international cooperation among Visegrad Group countries. He participated in the works of the Parliamentary commissions for cooperative legislation.
On 27th April this year he was elected to the Board of Cooperatives Europe, European Region of ICA. Since that time he has been actively involved in all activities of this main cooperative organization of Europe. As president of the Board of NCC, the apex organization representing cooperatives of all sectors in our country, Mr. Grodzki is authorized to represent on the international level all Polish cooperatives including agricultural ones.