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Junji Nomura - President

 

Dr Nomura became IEC President on 1 January 2014, for a three-year term, having served as President-Elect since 1 January 2013. Having been CTO since 2004, Dr Nomura is currently the Corporate Advisor, Energy Solution Business Promotion, at Panasonic Corporation. He was a member of the industrial association LonMark International until 2004 and is currently a member of the industrial technology committee of Nippon Keidanren and of, among others, a study group within the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. He is also a Fellow of the Operations Research Society of Japan.

 

The IEC President represents the Commission and is the Chairman of Council, the CB (Council Board) and the ExCo (Executive Committee) as well as the MSB (Market Strategy Board). The President serves a three-year term and cannot be re-elected.

Klaus Wucherer - Immediate Past President

 

Dr Wucherer became IEC Immediate Past President on 1 January 2014, following his three-year term as President from 2011 to 2013. He was President of the German National Committee until 2008 and, having been president of VDE - the German Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies - from 2003 to 2005, remained a member of the supervisory board until 2009. He worked for Siemens for more than 30 years, serving as a member of the executive committee in the later years. Until 2011 he was chairman of the board for Infineon Technologies AG, at present he holds a board position at Fraunhofer Institut and is a board member at several other companies.

 

Before becoming the President of the IEC, the elected person holds the position of President-Elect for one year. After holding the position of President, the person becomes the Immediate Past President for a period of two years before becoming a Past President.

Ake Danemar - Treasurer

 

Dr Danemar became Treasurer on 1 January 2012, for a three-year term. He was the Senior director and department manager, Teknikföretagen (Association of Swedish Engineering Industries) from 1999 to 2010 and previously held management positions at ELIF (Swedish Electrical Manufacturers’ Association) and in ABB. He was Chairman of Orgalime CEEI (Committee for the Electrical and Electronics Industries) until 2010 and has been a board member on the Swedish Standards Institute, the Swedish Terminology Institute and Intertek SEMKO’s Certification Committee.

 

The Treasurer is responsible for the finances of the IEC and reports directly to Council.

James E. Matthews III - Vice-President

 

Mr Matthews, now serving his second term, began his first term as Chairman of the Standardization Management Board and IEC Vice-President on 1 January 2011. He has worked for Corning Incorporated for more than 31 years. At present, he is Director of worldwide standards engineering activities for multiple business divisions across Corning Incorporated. He was President of the US National Committee until the end of 2010 and serves on the board of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which holds the US NC Secretariat. In 2011, he was awarded the Astin-Polk International Standards Medal by ANSI and in 2012 he received the Leo B. Moore award from the Society for Standards Professionals.

 

The Chairman of the SMB is an ex officio Vice-President for the duration of his term. The elected person is responsible for the standardization work of the IEC.

Hiromichi Fujisawa - Vice-President

 

Dr Fujisawa, now serving his second term, began his first term as Chairman of the Conformity Assessment Board and IEC Vice-President on 1 January 2009, having been a Member from 2007. He has worked in Hitachi Ltd's Central Research Laboratory since the early 1980s and is now the Corporate Chief Scientist in the Research & Development Group and Adviser to the Global Standardization Office. He is also a Fellow of IEEE.

 

The Chairman of the CAB is an ex officio Vice-President for the duration of his term. The elected person is responsible for the conformity assessment work of the IEC, including the systems.

Yinbiao Shu - Vice-President

 

Dr Shu began his three-year term as IEC Vice-President in 2013 with specific responsibility for leading both Market Strategy Board membership renewal and the technology-watch effort. At present he is President of State Grid Corporation of China and he has been the Convener of the MSB since June 2012. He is also a senior member of IEEE and vice-chairman of the China Society of Electrical Engineering.

 

Council may elect a third Vice-President for specific and defined tasks. Council decided to elect a third Vice-President to lead IEC activities that maintain the Commission's close relationship with the market.

Frans Vreeswijk - General Secretary

 

Mr Frans Vreeswijk became IEC General Secretary and CEO on 1 October 2012, having served as Deputy General Secretary since 1 March 2012. Prior to joining IEC Central Office, he worked for 30 years for Philips in the Netherlands, Austria and the USA, notably in research, healthcare and consumer electronics areas. Previously he was President of the Dutch National Committee of the IEC (NEC) and has served on the IEC CB and SMB as well as representing the Netherlands in CENELEC.

 

The General Secretary is the Chief Executive Officer of the Commission and is responsible for its day-to-day operations.