Ana Paula Amendoeira (ICOMOS – Portugal) – Ana Paula Amendoeira was born in 1963 in Alentejo (Portugal). In 1985 she graduated in History in the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon, and became Master in Restoration of Architectural and Landscape Heritage in the University of Évora, in 1999; she was awarded in 2002 with the European Diploma in Cultural Project Management (Council of Europe / Marcel Hicter-Brussels / UNESCO Foundation). Researcher and assistant professor in the Faculty of Letters – University of Coimbra since 2012, she was member of the working group which created the World Heritage of Portuguese Origin (WHPO) network. She was member of the International Executive Committee of ICOMOS (International Council of Monuments and Sites) and ICOMOS Committee for the evaluation of World Heritage applications between 2003 and 2005, and was president of ICOMOS – Portugal between 2011 and 2013. She is presently the Regional Director of Culture of Alentejo.
Jukka Jokilehto (ICCROM) – Jukka Jokilehto was born in 1938 in Helsinki (Finland), where he graduated in Architecture and Urban Planning from the Polytechnic University of Helsinki, in 1966. In 1986 he was awarded with the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) in the IoAAS (Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies) at the University of York. At ICCROM (International Centre for the Preservation and Restoration of the Cultural Property, created by UNESCO) from 1972, he took part in a number of courses on the conservation and restoration of built heritage, and on planning, management and urban conservation. He was Assistant to the Director General of ICCROM, and part of the World Heritage Committee, being also former president of ICOMOS International Training Committee. He has been involved in international missions on cultural heritage and as advisor in the development of conservation and management plans in many parts of the World.
Siegfried Enders (ICOMOS Shared Built Heritage) – Siegfried Enders was born in 1945 in Alsfeld (Germany), and he graduated in 1972 in Architecture and Town Planning at the Technical University Darmstadt. From 1972 to 1976, he made post graduate studies at the Architectural Department of Kyoto University (Japan). In 1978 he finished his Ph.D. in Architecture at the Technical University of Darmstadt. Between 1979 and 2010 he was Conservation Officer at the State Conservation Office in Wiesbaden. Since 2009 he is President of the ICOMOS Shared Built Heritage. He performed several tours dedicated to comparative studies on architecture history and culture, gave lectures in a number of universities around the World, and has been involved in international missions on cultural heritage and as advisor in the development of conservation and management plans in several countries.
Gustavo Araoz (ICOMOS) – Gustavo Araoz was born in 1948 in Cuba, and went to the United States in 1960. He holds a B. Arch. degree from the Catholic University of America, an M.A. from Georgetown, and completed the international Architectural Conservation program at the Paul Coremans Institute (Mexico). He has been consultant/advisor to the World Monuments Fund, the US Commission for UNESCO, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Organization of American States, among others, he taught conservation theory and site management at the Universities of Pennsylvania and Maryland, and he has been visiting professor at the several South American universities. From 1995 to 2009 he served as Executive Director of US/ICOMOS in Washington, and since 2008 he has been the President of ICOMOS.