Honorary Members & Benefactors

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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.

The IGS Honorary Members
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



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.

Meet the IGS Benefactors
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 the IGS Secretariat: IGSsec@GeosyntheticsSociety.org.