Mathew was elected to the World Board of IFOAM – the new 10 member board was elected at the General Assembly in South Korea and Mathew got elected with the 3rd highest votes in the 1st round of elections. It brings great responsibility as he is the only representative from Asia – a great change as the previous board had 4 members. Andre Leu from Australia was elected the President while Roberto Ugas from Peru and Gabi Soto from Costa Rica as the Vice Presidents.