Obituary - Sunil Soni

Sunil Soni passed away on 12 June 2015

By Zoë Smart

It is with great sadness that the IEC learned of the sudden passing of Sunil Soni, respected member of the IEC community and President of the IEC National Committee of India from July 2013 to January 2015.

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Sunil Soni during the opening ceremony of the 2013 IEC General Meeting in New Delhi, India

A Mechanical Engineer, Soni was Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Finance for the Government of India before taking over as Director General of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

His contribution to IEC work has been greatly appreciated, particularly his vision to enhance the role of Indian industry in India’s standardization activities and his excellent leadership which led to the successful organization of the IEC General Meeting in New Delhi in 2013.

The IEC extends its deepest sympathies to his family, friends and colleagues.

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Sunil Soni Sunil Soni during the opening ceremony of the 2013 IEC General Meeting in New Delhi, India