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William Wouters new president of the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale


William Wouters

William Wouters of Belgium has been elected the new president of the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale during the association's annual General Assembly, which due to Covid-19 was held online. Already a well-known figure within the organization, as an ASI Board member, national president, and sommelier contest competitor, he will be joined in his three-year term by a  board filled with old and new faces. Peer F. Holm was selected as the ASI Secretary General, Julie Dupouy-Young as Deputy Secretary General, Philippe Faure-Brac as Treasurer and Samuil Angelov as Deputy Treasurer.

A full slate of vice presidents was also elected: Saiko Tamura-Soga (Japan) for Asia & Oceania, Michèle Aström Chantôme (Morocco) for Africa & the Middle East, Piotr Kamecki (Poland) for Europe and Marcos Flores Tlalpan (Mexico) for the Americas. ASI vice presidents are primarily responsible for coordinating the associations in each continent or geographical area.

The GA also featured presentations from its various committees, including PR, Communication & Marketing, Ethics & Compliance, Sommeliers Contests Committee, Education, Certification Exam, and By-Laws. Detailed information on those presentations and related votes can be found on the ASI website at

Source : Association de la Sommellerie Internationale