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The structure of Malteser International

Malteser International is a non-governmental organization with headquarters in Europe and America. The organization’s General Secretariat, as well as its European headquarters are located in Cologne, Germany. The American headquarters are based in Miami, Florida, USA.

The international network of the Order of Malta plays an essential role in our work, allowing us to help people in need quickly and efficiently. Currently, 26 national associations and priories of the Order of Malta are members of Malteser International, and actively support the organization within their jurisdictions. Currently, both regional branches in Europe and the Americas serve as associate members.

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The Board of Directors, which is elected for a four-year term, consists of the President, the Vice-President, the Treasurer, and up to two additional elected members, as well as the representatives from the regional branches in Europe and the Americas, and from the Asia-Pacific region. The Board of Directors works on a purely voluntary basis and is responsible for approving the financial plans and the annual budget, as well as commissioning the financial auditing of the annual accounts. The Board of Directors bears the overall responsibility for the organization’s operative tasks. The Board of Malteser International e.V. consists of:

Thierry de Beaumont-Beynac, President (France)
Thierry de Beaumont-Beynac,
President
(France)
Douglas Graf von Saurma-Jeltsch, President, Malteser International Europe  (Germany)
Douglas Graf von Saurma-Jeltsch,
President, Malteser International Europe
(Germany)
Charles de Rohan (UK)
Charles de Rohan
(UK)
Richard von Steeb,  Vice President (Austria)
Richard von Steeb,
Vice President
(Austria)
James F. O'Connor, President, Malteser International Americas (USA)
James F. O'Connor,
President, Malteser International Americas
(USA)
Mauro Bertero Gutiérrez (Bolivia)
Mauro Bertero Gutiérrez
(Bolivia)
Charles-Louis de Laguiche  Treasurer (Switzerland)
Charles-Louis de Laguiche
Treasurer
(Switzerland)
Bishop Marc Stenger  Chaplain Bishop of Troyes  (France)
Bishop Marc Stenger
Chaplain
Bishop of Troyes
(France)
Michael Khoo Ah Lip  (Singapore)
Michael Khoo Ah Lip
(Singapore)

The salaried Secretary General manages the organization’s General Secretariat. He is responsible for the operational management activities in line with the financial plan and the annual budget. The presidents of the Board of Directors nominate the Secretary General and his deputy. The Secretary General is responsible for preparing meetings of the Board, and takes an advisory part in these meetings. The management of Malteser International presently consists of:

Ingo Radtke, Secretary General
Ingo Radtke,
Secretary General
Sid Johann Peruvemba, Vice-Secretary General
Sid Johann Peruvemba,
Vice-Secretary General

The current membership of Malteser International consists of 26 National Associations and Priories of the Order of Malta, who actively support the organization within their jurisdictions. Currently, both regional branches in Europe and the Americas serve as associate members. Their representatives, together with the Board of Directors, the Grand Hospitaller of the Order of Malta, the Chaplain, the Secretary General and the Vice-Secretary General form the General Assembly: the organization’s highest decision-making body. The General Assembly is responsible for electing and discharging the Board of Directors, accepting the annual accounts, ordering financial audits as well as passing amendments to the by-laws. The President convokes the General Assembly once a year. The following associations of the Order of Malta are presently members of Malteser International:

Australia
Belgium
Germany
France
UK
Ireland
Italy
          Canada
Colombia
Cuba
Lebanon
Malta
Mexico
Netherlands
          Austria
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Switzerland
Scandianavia
Singapore
          Spain
Hungary

USA:
AmericanAssociation
Federal Association
Western Association