The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Thursday that Meher Tatna has been elected the organization’s president for 2017-18. Tatna will be joined by Vice President Anke Hofmann, Treasurer Ali Sar, and Executive Secretary Janet Nepales.
Originally from Mumbai, India and a graduate of Brandeis University, Tatna has been a member of the HFPA since 2002. In 2005, she joined the HFPA’s administration and has served as vice president (2015-2017), treasurer (2007-2009, 2013-2015), and executive secretary (2005-2007, 2009-2011).
In addition, Lorenzo Soria, Luca Celada, Helen Hoehne, Yoram Kahana, and Ruben Nepales have been named to the board of directors, with Kirpi Ballesteros as an alternate.
“It’s truly an honor to be elected President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and to continue to work alongside my fellow international journalists as we approach the organization’s 75th anniversary,” said Tatna in a statement. “We have a renewed focus and energy to further support our philanthropic efforts, and we will remain true to our mission in recognizing and shining a light on great stories and performances leading up to, and during, the Golden Globe Awards ceremony.”