Skål International Annual General Assembly: Elections and Awards

Skål International announces the results of the 2021 elections and Awards during its AGA held on 20 December 2021.

We are pleased to announce that during the virtual Annual General Meeting held on Monday 20 December 2021, Skål International delegates voted their new Executive Board for 2022.

President Elect

Burcin Turkkan

(Atlanta, USA)

Vice President

Juan Ignacio Steta

(Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico)


Marja Eela-Kaskinen

(Turku, Finland)


Annette Cardenas



Denise Scrafton

(Melbourne, Australia)


Carlos Banks (Fort Lauderdale & Palm Beaches, USA) and José Luis Quintero (Málaga-Costa del Sol, Spain) have been elected to the positions of Auditor and Deputy Auditor respectively. 

Membre d’Honneur

The following members were bestowed the Membre d’Honneur distinction: Carlos Berberian – posthumously (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Carlos Lopez Gallego (Lima, Peru), Antonio Percario (Roma, Italy) and Mario Sequeira (Goa, India).

President’s Awards

  • Order of Skål Merit: The President conferred the Order of Skål Merit to all current Presidents of Skål International National Committees. View list here.

  • Skål Ambassador of the Year: Paolo Bartolozzi, Skål International Roma, Italy.

  • Skål Special Awards for 2021: Fiona Nicholl, Skål International Cairns, Australia.

  • Skålleague of the Year: Antonio Percario, Skål International Roma, Italy.

Skål International World Congresses 2022 & 2023

Kvarner, Croatia was reconfirmed as the 2022 Congress site, and Quebec, Canada, selected to host the 2023 World Congress. 

International Skål Council

The International Skål Council also held its annual election on 28 October 2021 and welcomed their new Skål Council Board for 2022:

  • President: Julie Dabaly-Scott (Kenya).

  • Vice Presidents: Jean-François Coté (Canada) and Asuman Tariman (Turkey).

  • Secretary: Bimbo Durosinmi-Etti (Nigeria).