The Governing Council at its 27 Annual Meeting elected, by acclamation, Mr. Parvindar Singh as Managing Director for a four-year term from 1 January 2016 until 31 December 2019. Mr. Singh joined the CFC in 2009 after having held positions at the state, federal, and international level during his career in the civil service of India. He held positions, inter alia, as Principal Secretary, Department of Food and Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs, and Department of Urban Governance, Government of Rajasthan; Secretary of Agriculture, Government of Rajasthan; Director, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. Mr. Singh has worked at the CFC in 2000-2005 as the Chief Operations Officer; in 2009-2012 as Chief, Policy, Programme Management and Evaluation, and from 2012, as Managing Director a.i. of Common Fund for Commodities until the 27th meeting of the Governing Council held in 2015.