Miss Supranational has a new Chief Operating Officer: Mr Ingo Stolz follows Mr Marc Russell who continues to support the World Beauty Association on a temporary basis in TV license management. Mr Stolz, a passionate local politician and 'Mayor of Allerheiligen' will resign from his last public mandate in May.
"The outcry for freedom and progress in Venezuela and Ukraine followed by repression", so Mr Stolz (here with Mr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the German Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs on the right who just returned from a meadiating mission to Ukraine) made WBA choose 'Good Governance and Welfare" for all as its good cause. "We are neither a NGO nor can substitute Amnesty International or be a better Greenpeace", the former manager of Rank Xerox stressed. But WBA's well-linked Board of Management wants to focus its future "Make A Better World" projects on enabling to self-help and the promotion of civil society, education and small business development.
"WBA as a superb white labeling license and production platform for international and national pageants needs a full-time spider in the web", Mr Carsten Mohr, Miss Supranational's President, declared in Düsseldorf: "We are proud to have gained a winning and interculturally aware communicator striking the right chord of the Diplomatic Corps and our international suppliers as well." Mr Stolz who served different German parliaments in the last decade will interact with the IT and logistics directors. In 2011, he headed the jury of Miss World Germany.