President of IFSPD since 2022; WEF Young Global Leader; Author: 2 Global bestsellers; Founder: LeadCap Ventures & Trust
Sangeeth Varghese is a globally acknowledged leadership thinker, ranked among the top 10 in 2011, from the Harvard and London School of Economics. He is a personal advisor to 3 prime ministers of the world on matters of leadership and youth development. Varghese is an ambassador of Harvard and listed in the Who's Who in the World, 2012-13. He has consulted for nations from Africa and Asia, institutions like UNO, World Bank, and Fortune 500 corps like Microsoft, Intel & Unilever.
Varghese was nominated as the Young Global Leader 2010 by the World Economic Forum. Varghese is the author global bestsellers 'Open Source Leader' and 'Decide to Lead'. He was honoured as the first Asian Youth Ambassador by the government of Libya. Varghese is a board member of the Global Business Oath of Harvard University. He is a co-founder of Bangalore Biz Lit Fest and Future 2050 and a contributing editor for Forbes and Economic Times. He was chosen as the face of the annual report of the Centre for Creative Leadership, USA, considering his unique contributions to leadership development. Varghese was chosen to guest edit the New Year edition of Times of India. Prior to this, Varghese was a Principal Consultant for UNO in London.
Varghese has the unique distinction of being part of the core teams that helped India's telecom and computer penetration grow from 1 to 50%. He researched leadership at Harvard and the London School of Economics with scholarships. He has also done his MBA and Bachelor's in Economics with gold medals.
Emerald Insights recently published a case study about Varghese and his life story.
“Varghese is changing the world we live in. He is empowering our world with millions of young leaders” Prof. John Kotter, Harvard Business School and No.1 Business Thinker
“Varghese is driven by the core values of detachment and democratization, which is reflected throughout his life course” Emerald Insights
“Varghese is nurturing a culture of leadership mindset globally. He is one of the most authentic and powerful thinkers” Centre for Creative Leadership, Annual Report
“'Young Achiever Making a Difference to India's Future.” The Times of India
President of IFSPD since June 2017 till 2019.
Dimitar Kostov was born on September 8, 1932 in Staroselets, Pleven, Bulgaria.
Graduated from the Faculty of Law of Sofia University and the Diplomatic Academy in Moscow.
In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1964 to 1992
1964-1968 – Member of the Bulgarian Delegation at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva
1968-1972 – Second Secretary in the Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York
1977-1982 – Ambassador, Deputy of the Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York
1982- 1988 – Director of the Department “UN and Disarmament” in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1988-1992 – Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva and New York.
1995-1999 – Secretary of the Legislative Council of the People’s Assembly
2002-2006 – Member of the Presidential Council for European Integration
2002-2012 – Chairman of the Bulgarian Diplomatic Association
Since 2012 the Honorary Chairman of the Bulgarian Diplomatic Association
Chairman of the UN Commission on Disarmament
Deputy of the Chairman of the UN Economic and Social Council and Chairman of the Social Committee
Deputy of the Chairman of the UN Committee on the Non-Use of Force.
President of BSCSIF since May 2015.
Chingiz Abdullayev Akifovich was born on April 7, 1959, in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Member of the USSR Union of Writers and a member of Union of Azerbaijani Writers since 1989. Vice-president of the Azerbaijan PEN-Club since 1990.
In March 1991, at the IX congress of the Union of Azerbaijani Writers was elected as a Secretary of Board of the Union of Azerbaijani Writers.
In October 1997, at the X Congress of the Union of Azerbaijani Writers was re-elected as a Secretary of Board of the Union of Azerbaijani Writers.
In May 2004, at the XI Congress of the Union of Azerbaijani Writers was re-elected as a Secretary of Board of the Union of Azerbaijani Writers.
The national writer of Azerbaijan – since July, 2005.
Professor of the Department of Criminal Law of the Azerbaijan International University – since November, 2006.
In March 2009 – one of the founders of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.
From February 2010 to December 2013 – Member of the Board of State Prizes of the Republic of Azerbaijan on science, culture and literature.
In January 2011 was elected as a President of the PEN – Club of Azerbaijan.
Since July 2011 – member of the Coordination Council of World Azerbaijanis.
In 2011-2012, Chingiz Abdullayev acted as an Executive producer of the documentary film by Andrew Thompson and Lucy Bailey “The Waiting” / United Kingdom, 2012.
Since September 2013 – Member of the Board of Directors of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.
Since December 2013 – Member of the Board of State Prizes of the Republic of Azerbaijan on science, technology, architecture, culture and literature.
In June 2014 at the XII Congress of the Union of Azerbaijani Writers reconfirmed as a Secretary of the Union of Azerbaijani Writers.
Since October 2014 – Honorary Doctor of the University of Library Science and Information Technology (Sofia, Bulgaria).
Since March 31, 2015 – Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the professional football club “Neftchi” (Baku).
Since May 23, 2015 President of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.
Dr. Ismail Safi
President of the BSCSIF since September 2013.
Dr. Ismail Safi was born on January 20 in 1968 in Rize, Turkey.
He graduated from the Hacettepe University, the Department of Public Administration in 1994 and received his Master’s and PhD degree from the University of Ankara in the field of Political Science.
2002 – 2010 – Held office as the chief of Eurasian Democracy Association
2010 – 2017 – Held office as the chief of Eurasian Civil Society Cooperation Association
2013 – 2015 – Held office the President of the International Fund for Cooperation and Partnership of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea
2015 – 2017 – As the head of Advisory Committee of Turkish American Business Association
2008 – 2016 – As OSCE Electoral Observer, he attended the elections in Azerbaijan, Kirghizstan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan.
2012 – He was invited to the United States within the framework of “Visitor Leadership” program hosted by the American Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He watched the American Presidential Elections and researched on American Electoral System
2001 – He is a founding member of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party)
2002 – 2007 – Held office as the vice chairman of AK Party Foreign Affairs
2002 – 2010 – Member of the AK Party Foreign Affairs Advisory Committee
2008 – 2011 – Assistant Secretary -General of AK Party
2011 – 2015 – He was elected as Istanbul Member of Parliament in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey
2011 – 2015 – He was assigned as the member of Foreign Affairs Commission of Grand National Assembly of Turkey
2013 – 2015 – Member of NATO Parliamentary Assembly
2011 – 2013 – chairman of the Turkish Group of Black Sea Economic Cooperation Parliamentary Assembly (KEİPA)
2011 – 2015 – He was elected as the member of inter – parliamentary friendship group; and held office as the vice chairman of friendship groups of Russia, Kazakhstan, Holland and Italy
Prof. Dr. Eldar Hasanov
Secretary-General, Vice-president of IFSPD since March 2013.
Prof. Dr. Eldar Hasanov was born on October 10, 1955 in Kelbajar, Azerbaijan Republic.
He graduated from the Azerbaijan Technical Institute in 1972-1977 and Academy of Ministry of Internal Affairs of USSR, law faculty in 1978-1983.
1977-1990 – Ministry of Internal Affairs, inspector, chief inspector, chief of the Criminal Investigation department, head of polis department, head of criminal investigation department of Baku.
1990-1992 – Head of Police Department of Ganja city (second city of Azerbaijan) of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
1992-1993 – Head of National Bureau of INTERPOL in Azerbaijan.
1993 – First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
1993-1995 – General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan, First Deputy of General Prosecutor.
1995-2000 – General Prosecutor of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
2000 – Azerbaijan Pedagogical University, assistant professor.
January 1, 2001 – Coordinator of International Council on Alcohol and Addictions and UN programmes for CIS countries and Turkey.
March 28, 2013 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Romania.
September 14, 2009 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Republic of Serbia with residence in Bucharest.
July 28, 2010 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Montenegro with residence in Bucharest.
August 30, 2010 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Bosnia and Herzegovina with residence in Bucharest.
2001-2011 – Official representative of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the South-Eastern Cooperation Initiative Regional Center for Trans-border Crimes (Bucharest, Romania).
Since March 28, 2013 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Republic of Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro with residence in Belgrade.
Vice-Chairman of the International Union of Lawyers (Moscow, Russian Federation).
Member of the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (Dusseldorf, Germany).
Member of International Council on Alcohol and Addictions (ICAA) and Director of regional office of ICAA for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (Bucharest, Romania).
Honorary member of the National Anti-Drugs Agency (Bucharest, Romania).
Vice-President and Secretary-General of the International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development (central office Bucharest, Romania).