About Us

The WFC is composed of the following five regional CSD associations which together represent around 135 member CSDs:

On April 15, 2011, at the closing of the CSD11 conference in Cape Town, South Africa, the five regional CSD associations announced the formation of the World Forum of CSDs (WFC) in order to further enhance inter-association communications. The WFC provides a forum for regional CSD associations to exchange information, discuss issues of common interest and increase their influence and engagement on cross-regional and global developments.


The WFC representatives comprise the following people:

  • Mr Byungrhae Lee (KSD, Korea, ACG), WFC Chairman
  • Mr Jorge Hernán Jaramillo (Deceval, Columbia, ACSDA), WFC Vice-Chairman
    Mr Eddie Astanin (NSD, Russia), AECSD Chairman
    Mr Mathias Papenfuß (Clearstream, Germany), ECSDA Chairman
    Mr Mohamed S. Abdel Salam (MCDR, Egypt), AMEDA Chairman

The Vice-Chairs of the five regional associations are also represented.