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

IEC Affiliates

IEC Programme for developing countries


Previous Affiliate Leaders



regional concerns

Phuntsho Wangdi

Phuntsho Wangdi (2011-2014)


Phuntsho Wangdi has been BSB (Bhutan Standards Bureau) Director since 2010, and before that was Director in SQCA (Standards & Quality Control Authority), in the Ministry of Works & Human Settlement of Bhutan.


After leading the IEC Affiliate Country Programme for 3 and a half years, he continues to support the Programme in the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) region.





regional concerns

Carlos Rodríguez

Carlos Rodríguez (2006-2011)


Carlos Rodríguez has been INTECO (Instituto de Normas Técnicas de Costa Rica) Executive Director since 1996.

After leading the IEC Affiliate Country Programme for five years, he is now IEC Affiliate Coordinator for Latin America.







regional concerns

Mesai Girma


Mesai Girma (2003-2006)



Mesai Girma was Director General of QSAE (Quality and Standards Authority of Ethiopia).


He joined QSAE in 1990 as Head of the Quality Control Division, then moved on to Head of the Quality Assurance Department in 1993, a position he held until April 1995, when he became Director General of QSAE.




regional concerns

Gene Hutchinson


Gene Hutchinson (2002-2003)



Gene A Hutchinson - first Affiliate Leader - was Managing Director of the BOBS (Botswana Bureau of Standards), after serving ten years as Executive Director of the TTBS (Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards).


In addition to his role as Leader of the IEC Affiliate Country Programme, he was Chairman of ISO DEVCO, the ISO Committee on Developing Country Matters.