Announcing ACA Executive Committee Elections 2015 – Call for Applications!

The ACA Secretariat invites applications from ACA Core Members* who are interested in joining the ACA Executive Committee (EC), ACA’s governing body. The EC provides strategic direction and oversight to guide ACA’s activities to promote a globally competitive African cashew industry that provides benefits to the value chain - from farmer to consumer. The EC is composed of 7 positions: 5 positions for cashew businesspeople from Africa’s cashew-producing countries and 2 for representatives from international businesses with investments in cashew processing in Africa.

Please consult the Terms of Reference for EC requirements and duties, located here.

Elections will be held among qualified candidates at the 9th ACA World Cashew Festival & Expo, to be held in Maputo, Mozambique, 21st – 24th September, 2015.

Please express your interest in the position via an email to, along with the following documents:

1. African cashew business people: A letter of recommendation from the ACA National Committee or National Cashew Association or body.

2. International cashew business people: A letter of motivation.

Note that all candidates must send the following documents to the ACA Secretariat in hard copies three weeks (at most) before the elections day:

- Certified copies of passports (certified by a bank, public notary, consulate or lawyer/law firm)

- 4 copies of passport-size photos

- CV with brief background information

Deadline for submission of applications is 17th August, 2015. Please note that applicants must be registered and paying ACA core members.

*Core Members – Private companies registered in Africa