Letter to Members: New Executive Director in ICSW

Dear Members and Friends,

In this mail I will inform you about the change in the position of Executive Director (ED). Sergei Zelenev resigned his position as Executive Director on May 27. ICSW thanks him for the seven years he has served the organisation with a wide engagement and huge knowledge in social policy. ICSW wishes him all the best for the future. Sergei however, will stay as our representative to the United Nations in New York for another year.

The new ED is Tom Johannesen, Norway. Tom served as Chief Executive Officer in one of our sister organisations for 17 years and has significant knowledge in running an international NGO. ICSW welcomes Tom to his new position and is convinced of good cooperation with our members and others. Tom ́s email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I wish all of you the best and am looking forward to a year of full activities as well as the upcoming Joint World Conference in Rimini, Italy June 28 - July 1, 2020.

Gislövs Läge, Sweden, June 5, 2019

Warm regards

Eva Holmberg Herrström
President, ICSW


Letter to members New Executive Director