governance and management

A summary of the governance and management structure is provided below.

trustees

The primary role of the Trustees is to ensure that the World College of Refractive Surgery & Visual Sciences stays true to its stated missions and to nominate members to the Board of Directors.

 

Trustees will be limited in number and will draw from diverse representation, mostly physicians but also including philanthropists and other stakeholders, as selected by the Visionary Committee. Trustees may also use the designation of “Founder” for recognition in their role in establishing the World College of Refractive Surgery & Visual Sciences. The Trustees may decide to limit or expand the number of Trustees at their sole discretion in the future.

 

Investors who participate in the Trustee offering will have de facto supermajority voting rights in the Company due to the number of shares they control.

o Arthur B. Cummings, MD (Europe)
o Daniel S. Durrie, MD (USA)
o Osama Ibrahim, MD (Middle East and Africa)
o Guy M. Kezirian, MD, MBA (USA)
o Dan Z. Reinstein, MD (Europe)
o Erik Mertens, MD(Europe)
o Aaron Waite, MD (USA)
o Charles Williamson, MD (USA)
o Roger Zaldivar, MD, MBA (South America)

 

founders

The primary role of a Founder is to support and participate in furthering the mission of the World College of Refractive Surgery & Visual Sciences. Trustees are also listed in the Founders, however, Founders may, or may not, be a Trustee.

 

Investors who participate in the Founder offering may also use the designation of “Founder” for recognition in their role in establishing the World College of Refractive Surgery & Visual Sciences. Founders have voting rights in the election of the Board of Directors on pro-rata basis according to stock holdings and are eligible to serve in leadership roles in the various activities of the World College of Refractive Surgery & Visual Sciences

o Francesco Carones, MD (Europe)
o Arthur B. Cummings, MD (Europe)
o Daniel S. Durrie, MD (USA)
o Osama Ibrahim, MD (Middle East and Africa)
o Guy M. Kezirian, MD, MBA (USA)
o Erik Mertens, MD (Europe)
o Dan Z. Reinstein, MD (Europe)
o Jeffery B. Robin, MD (USA)
o Aaron Waite, MD (USA)
o Charles Williamson, MD (USA)
o Roger Zaldivar, MD, MBA (South America)

 

invitation to participate


members

Surgeons, optometrists, scientists, and aligned individuals will be invited to become Members of the World College of Refractive Surgery & Visual Sciences. As well, Membership will be open to individuals who are already members of an affiliated society.

 

Invitation to join this class of Membership will begin in early 2022.

 

Trustees and Founders are also listed as Members, however, a Member may, or may not, be a Trustee or Founder.

board of directors

The Board of Directors consists of up to 12 Members and provides oversight of the World College of Refractive Surgery & Visual Sciences, monitors financial reports, ensures that the Public Benefit Corporation reports are submitted in a complete and timely manner in compliance with applicable regulations and statutes, and selects the Chief Operating Officer.

o Guy M. Kezirian, MD, MBA (USA), Chairman of the Board
o Arthur B. Cummings, MD (Europe)
o Daniel S. Durrie, MD (USA)
o Osama Ibrahim, MD (Middle East and Africa)
o Dan Z. Reinstein, MD (Europe)
o Charles Williamson, MD (Europe)


 

Crest of the World College of Refractive Surgery & Visual Sciences