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Sca issues update on the 2019-2020 Board of Directors elections

MILAN — As presented on a webinar on August 30, the elections process for the 2019–2020 SCA Board of Directors is the first to take place at board level since the unification of the Scaa and Scae in 2017.

The Sca Board nominated a slate of six candidates that includes Asli Yaman of KiMMA Coffee Roasters, Pamela Chng of Bettr Barista, Katie Booser of Bellwether Coffee, Khalid Al Mulla of Easternmen Trading, Vava Angwenyi of Vava Coffee, and Vera Espindola Rafael of the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food in Mexico (Sagarpa).

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The slate is now joined by two petition candidates: Mbula Musau of Utake Coffee Limited, and Choi, Seongil of Choi Coffee Company. According to the Sca Bylaws, anyone not selected to be on the slate may petition to be added to the ballot. Both Mbula and Choi received over one hundred signatures during the petition period, and their names will be included on the ballot alongside the slate recommended by the Nominating Committee.

When elections open on November 1, all eligible voting members will choose six of the eight candidates to join the SCA Board of Directors.

Dozens of Sca members responded to the call for nominations in June, and over the month of July, the Nominating Committee interviewed each candidate and evaluated its selections based on competency, geographic and membership representation, and experience. In line with the Sca’s diversity and inclusion values, the committee also sought balance in gender and generational representation as well as the inclusion of people of color.

Read the updated candidate profiles below and meet them during a special webinar we are hosting on Monday, October 15, 2018. Register here.