26 June 2011, Rome ? FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf (R) congratulating FAO Director-General Elect Jos?raziano da Silva Elect (L) following elections held today during the 37th Conference. The Director-General of FAO is elected for the period of 1 January 2012 to 31 July 2015. Voting took place in a secret ballot by the organization's 191 member nations. Each country has one vote. FAO Conference, 37th Session, FAO headquarters (Plenary Hall).