New members of the WIF
Professor Devendra Lal MSc PhD Dr.h.c. FRS FANAS FAAAS ARAS, Professor at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Professor of Fundamental Research, Visiting Professor, Director of the Physical Research Laboratory, Senior Professor, Chairman of Working Group on River Inputs to Ocean System, Vice-President of the Indian Academy of Sciences, President of the International Association for Physical Sciences of the Ocean, President of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, President of the Indian Geophysical Union, Foreign Secretary of the Indian National Science Academy, Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Indian Cabinet, Member of the Joint Scientific Committee of the World Meteorological Organization, UNESCO Member of the Group of Experts on Scientific Aspects of Marine Pollution, Member of the Advisory Committee on Environment of the International Council of Scientific Unions, Founding Member of the Third World Academy of Sciences, Associate of the Royal Astronomical Society, Member of the International Academy of Astronautics, Recipient of the Krishnan Medal, the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, Republic Day National Award, Padma Shri, Jawaharlal Nehru Award for Science, the Goldschmidt Medal, Technical Author mult. et al, INDIA
Professor Malcomb Harold Chisholm BSc PhD Dr.h.c. FRS FAAAS , Distinguished Professor of Mathematical & Physical Sciences, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Princeton, Professor of Chemistry, Guggenheim Fellow, recipients of the Royal Society of Chemistry Award for Chemical and Electrochemistry of Transition Elements, Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, American Chemical Society Nobel Laureate Signature Award, American Chemical Society Award in Inorganic Chemistry, Technical Author mult. et al, UK & USA
Professor Henry Arnold Lardy BSc MS PhD FACS FASBC FNAS FAAAS FBS FADA Hon.MJBS, Vilas Professor of Biological Sciences, Chairman of Section II of the Institute for Enzyme Research, Chairman of the Biological Division of the American Chemical Society, Recipient of the Paul Lewis Laboratories Award, Carl Neuberg Award, Distinguished Alumnus Award, Wolf Prize, National Award for Agricultural Excellence, Carl Harman Award, Amory Prize, Henry Lardy Annual Lectureship, Distinguished Service Award, William C. Rose Award and the Hilldale Award, Advisory Member of the American Vitamin Association, Life Insurance Medical Research Fund, National Science Foundation Panel on Molecular Biology, National Heart Institute, The American Cancer Society and the Howard Hughes Medical Centre, Member of the Council of the American Society of Biological Chemists, Member of the Executive Committee of the Biological Division of the ACS, Scientific Editorial Boards mult., Technical Author mult. (over 450 Papers) et al, USA
Professor Vladilen S. Letokhov, Physicist at the Institute of Spectroscopy at the Russian Academy of Sciences, RUSSIA
Professor Jacques Bernard Levy DSc Dr.h.c. Prix RIST Chevalier Legion d'honneur, Officer Order national du merite, Commander of the Palmes academiques, Le Director Ecole des Mines de Paris, Professor of Metallurgy, Director of Metallurgy, Scientific Director, Ingenieur general du corps des mines, Chairman of the Research Commission of the Confederation des Grandes Ecole, Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, President of the Conference of European Schools for the Advancement of Engineering Education and Research, President of the Conference des Grandes Ecoles, Technical Author mult. et al, FRANCE
Dr. Sakari Tapani Lehto LLB BSc(Econ.) Dr.hc.mult., Hons.mult, Minister for Foreign Trade of the Government of Finland, Chairman and Member of many Finnish, Swedish and Italian industrial and insurance Boards of Directors, qualified Judge in the Turku Court of Appeal, Senior Executive at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Secretary of the Confederation of Finnish Employers, Legal Advisor and Director for Foreign Investments, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of Finnish Industries, Managing Director and CEO, Member of numerous Government Committees and Missions in the field of Trade, Industry and Trade policy, Chairman and Member of advisory Boards of the University of Helsinki, University of Technology of Helsinki and the School of Economics and Business Administration of Helsinki, Captain in the Finnish Army, Honorary title of Minister given by The President of the Republic, Honorary Member of the Finnish Society for Futures Studies, Technical Author mult. et al, FINLAND
Professor Joseph Inikori, USA
Prachai Leophairatana MS(E.E.), Hons.mult., Thai Business Executive, Vice-Chairman, Managing Director, Director of the Board of Trade of Thailand, Corporate Director mult., Secretary-General of the Environment for Better Life Foundation, Kt. Grand Cross Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand, Kt. Grand Cross (1st class) Exalted Order of the White Elepant (Thailand's higest award), Kt. Grand Cordon (Special Class) Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand, Companion (4th class) Most Admirable Order of the Direkgunabhom et al, THAILAND
Professor J G M Massaquoi, UNESCO, USA
Professor Gloria E. Reich PhD, Clinical Professor of Hearing, USA

Comment: Fly British Airways
The Foundation thanks Lord Marshall and British Airways Plc for their integrity and understanding concerning an incident that happened to WIF chairman John Argyris and his wife on their recent trip to Britain. Indeed, the Institution recommends all members and readers to fly with British Airways in future years for peace-of-mind, great courtesy and flight satisfaction. In this respect BA is a great British company that is managed by sincere and dedicated people who's duty to service is paramount.
4 - The World Innovation Foundation - January - March 2001