International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies

Who we are

 

 
IEC Ambassadors

IEC Ambassadors

IEC Ambassadors are individuals who have a proven track record of explaining the benefits of the IEC. Their main responsibility is to reach to key stakeholders in industry, government or academia to endorse the IEC. The aim is to enhance active involvement in IEC activities and help identify new areas of work. IEC Ambassadors are appointed by the Executive Committee for a two-year term, which can be renewed twice. They are independent, unpaid volunteers.

 

 

Cyrille Brisson

 

Mr Brisson is Vice President Marketing for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) for Eaton’s Electrical Sector where his responsibilities include the coordination of IEC standardization, (definition of strategy and creation of and participation in alliances, fora and consortia around industry-relevant topics). Before that, Mr Brisson held the position of Vice President, Power Quality Division EMEA in the same company and worked for several years at Schneider Electric. He has a global experience in turnaround and post-merger environments.

 

Mr Brisson has been appointed IEC Ambassador for a two-year term (2016-2017) to represent the interests of the IEC in the sector of disaster mitigation and recovery.

Hiromichi Fujisawa

 

Dr Fujisawa is Visiting Professor at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, and Technical Advisor at inQs Co., Ltd. after having been Corporate Chief Scientist at Hitachi Ltd’s Research & Development Group from 2003 to 2015. He was Vice-President of the IEC and Chair of the IEC Conformity Assessment Board (CAB) from 2009 to 2014. Dr Fujisawa is a Life Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), Fellow of IAPR (International Association for Pattern Recognition), and Fellow of the IEICE (Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, Japan).

 

Dr Fujisawa has been appointed IEC Ambassador for a two-year term (2016-2017) to reach out to regulators/governments in the area of conformity assessment and enhance the involvement of academia in IEC work.

Jingyi Hu

 

Mr Jingyi Hu is the Director of Internet of Things (IoT) Research Center in China Electronics Standardization Institute. Since he joined the Institute, Mr Hu has engaged in information technology standardization, research, testing and verification. He is the chief director of National Intelligent Manufacturing Standardization Administration Working Group, which includes prestigious enterprise members. Mr Hu directed the compilation of the Construction Guidelines of National Intelligent Manufacturing Standard System, which has been published in 2015 with the approval of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China and the Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China (SAC).

 

Mr Hu has been appointed IEC Ambassador for a two-year term (2017-2018) to represent the interests of the IEC in the sectors of IoT and smart manufacturing.

Vimal Mahendru

 

Mr Mahendru is the President of Legrand-India, a subsidiary of the French multi-national Legrand. An engineer with 27 years’ experience in manufacturing, supply chain, finance and international business, he assumed this role in 2010. Mr Mahendru is a prominent member of the Indian electrical equipment industry and was President of the industry association, IEEMA in 2010-2011. He is on several committees of the Government of India, including of the Bureau of Indian Standards, where he chairs the committee for standards development and maintenance for LT and HT fuses. Since January 2015, Mr Mahendru is an elected member of the IEC Standardization Management Board (SMB) for a period of three years. Simultaneously, he is the Convenor of the IEC SEG 4 for LVDC (Low Voltage Direct Current).

 

Mr Mahendru has been appointed IEC Ambassador for a two-year term (2016-2017) to represent the interests of the IEC in the sector of LVDC and rural electrification.

James E. Matthews III

 

Mr Matthews is Director of worldwide standards engineering activities for multiple business divisions across Corning Incorporated. He is responsible for Corning’s external standardization activities in display technologies and optical communications businesses, including flat panel displays, optical fibre, cable, optical components and applications, as well as coordination across several additional business areas. Mr Matthews has held leadership roles in several national and international standards committees, including those in the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the IEC and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU-T). He was IEC Vice-President and Chair of the Standardization Management Board from 2011 to 2016.

 

Mr Matthews has been appointed IEC Ambassador for a two-year term (2017-2018) to promote Systems work and ICT work.

Richard Schomberg

 

Mr Schomberg is Vice-President Smart Energy Standardization at EDF Group (Electricité de France). Over the past years, he has held a number of management positions at EDF Group Research & Development and has designed multimillion dollars complex systems for critical operations. Mr Schomberg currently chairs the IEC Systems Committee on Smart Energy and PC 118: Smart Grid User Interface, and has in the past chaired TC 8: Systems aspects for electrical energy supply, TC 45: Nuclear instrumentation, and Strategic Group 3 on Smart Grid. In 2011, Mr Schomberg received the IEC Lord Kelvin Award for his long-term and exceptional contribution to the IEC.

 

Mr Schomberg has been appointed IEC Ambassador for a two-year term (2016-2017) to represent the interests of the IEC in the sector of Smart Energy.

Hao Wei

 

Mr Wei is Director General of China Information Security Certification Center and is responsible for General Management. Before that, Mr Wei held the position of Vice Director in the China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment which is responsible for the accreditation of laboratories and inspection bodies. Since 2005, he is a member of the National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee and is also a member of the Industrial Alliance for Smart Energy. He was the delegation leader attending the International Common Criteria Conferences in 2011, 2012 and 2015.

 

Mr Wei has been appointed IEC Ambassador for a two-year term (2017-2018) to represent the interests of the IEC in the sector of cyber security.