The Presidium is charged with management of CIGR according to its Statutes and Internal Rules as approvedby the General Assembly.

The Presidium takes care of the day to day management of the Association and is responsible for the activities carried out to reach CIGR's aims. It consists of the President, the Past President, the Incoming President and the Secretary General. After election by the General Assembly, the Incoming President serves in this function for a period of two years. These are followed by a term of two years as President and, finally, by another term of two years as Past President. The Secretary General is elected for a period of four years and can be re-elected.

2017-2018 Presidium Members

President: Prof. Linus Opara
     Faculty of AgriSciences
     University of Stellenbosch
     Stellenbosch, South Africa
Past President: Prof. Zhi Chen
China Association of Agricultural Machinery
Deshengmen Wai
Beijing, China
Chen Portrait
Incoming President: Prof. Remigio Berruto
Sienze Agrarie, Forestali e Alimentari
Universita Degli Studi di Torino
Torino, Italy
Secretary-General: Prof. Fedro S. Zazueta
Agricultural and Biological Eng. Dept.
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL, USA