Honorary Members and Benefactors

IGS Honorary Members

IGS Honorary Membership is an award given to a person who has made a vast and long-term commitment to the Society and its aims. This award is bestowed by the IGS Council to a limited number of persons on the basis of distinguished position, scientific achievement, outstanding service to the Society, or major contributions to the promotion of geosynthetics and their applications.

Name
Country
Year Awarded
Prof. Masami Fukuoka*
Japan
1989
Mr. Gert den Hoedt*
The Netherlands
1994
Dr. J.P. Giroud
France
2002
Dr. R. K. Rowe
Canada
2006
Dr. Robert Koerner*
USA
2008
Mr. Peter E. Stevenson*
USA
2010
Dr. Ennio Marques Palmeira
Brazil
2012
Dr. Ing. Daniele Cazzuffi
Italy
2014
Prof. Fumio Tatsuoka
Japan
2014
Dr. Ian Peggs
USA
2018

*deceased

IGS Benefactors

Benefactors are individuals or organizations who voluntarily contribute a minimum of US $ 200 annually to the Society. The IGS recognizes and thanks the companies and individuals listed below who have so generously contributed to the IGS.
Name
Country
Company
Benefactor Since
Mr. Vadim Boubnovsky
Russia
OJSC “494 UNR”
2003
Nigel Wightman
Hong Kong
Aquaterra Consultants Limited
2012
Mr. Graham Fairhead
Australia
Fabtech
2012
Tijl Pieter de zwart
Thailand
Ceteau BV
2012
Mr. Mike Wittmann
South Africa
Aquatan (PTY) Ltd.
2013
Mr. Torki M. Al Nashwan
Saudi Arabia
Rowad International Geosynthetics Co. Ltd.
2013
Ms. Elif Callan
Turkey
Geomas
2014
Zailong Xia
China
Ningbo Honghuan Geotextile Co. Ltd
2014
Mr. Dinh Quang Thanh
Vietnam
Vietnam Geotextiles Joint Stock Company
2015
Mr. Juan Pablo Broissin Lopez
Mexico
Individual
2016
Mr. Dinesh Kanodia
India
Manas Geo Tech India Pvt Ltd
2016
Mr. Peter Riegl
Austria
Individual
2016
Mr. Boyd Ramsey
USA
Individual
2017

For more information on the Benefactors program, contact our IGS Secretariat.