Our Board

Overall management of the ICA is exercised through the Managing Director by the Board of Directors. The Directors are elected annually.

Board of Directors

Bill Ballenden - President

Bill Ballenden


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Azeez Abdul Syed - Second Vice President

Azeez Abdul Syed

First Vice President

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Alex Hsu - Second Vice President

Alex Hsu

Second Vice President

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Salman Ispahani - Past President

Salman Ispahani

Past President

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Ordinary Directors

  • Nick Hungate
  • Colin Iles
  • Andrew Kelley
  • Axel Trede
  • Greg Wakefield
  • Pierre Chehab
  • Carl Peltzer
  • Leon Picon
  • Tim North
  • Jerry Marshall

Associate Directors

The Associate Directors are especially appointed to represent the interests and concerns of international members of the ICA and the principal overseas cotton producing and consuming regions.

  • Manish Chawla: Global Material Manager - H&M, Hong Kong
  • Yahya Saleem: Director - Nishat Chunian Ltd, Pakistan
  • Raymond Faus: CEO - Omnicotton Inc, USA
  • Shafiqul I. Sarker Sohel: Managing Director – Purbani Group, Bangladesh
  • Alexandre Lins: Managing Director - Laferlins Ltda, Brazil
  • Joon Kim: Chairman - Spinners & Weavers Association of Korea, South Korea
  • Mohit Shah: Director - Gill & Company Private Ltd, India
  • Alan McClay: CEO - Better Cotton Initiative, Switzerland
  • Minghong Chen: General Manager - Chinatex Cotton Import & Export Corporation, China
  • David Wookey: Director - Sterling Cotton Limited, UK

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