Council Statutory Session - Tokyo

Report on elections, appointments and other statutory issues

By Claire Marchand

Council, the supreme governing body of the IEC, held its meeting on Friday 14 November 2014 during the IEC General Meeting in Tokyo, Japan.

IEC Council IEC Officers From left: Hiromichi Fujisawa, Vice-President and CAB Chairman, Åke Danemar, Treasurer, Frans Vreeswijk, General Secretary and CEO, Junji Nomura, President, Klaus Wucherer, Immediate Past President, Yinbiao Shu, Vice-President and MSB Convenor, and Jim Matthews, Vice-President and SMB Chairman

Statutory issues concerning the election/appointment of

  •  The IEC Treasurer
  • The Chairman of the CAB (Conformity Assessment Board) and IEC Vice-President
  •  Five Members of the CB (Council Board)
  •  Three Members of the SMB (Standardization Management Board)
  •  Four Members of the CAB

Other principal items on the agenda

  • The General Secretary’s report (see separate e-tech article)
  • The President’s address (see separate e-tech article)
  •  Financial matters
  • Reports from the Council Board, including reports from the IEC Vice-Presidents on SMB, CAB and MSB activities (see separate e-tech articles on SMB, CAB and MSB).
  •  Forthcoming GMs (General Meetings)

Before moving on to the meeting’s agenda items, Council expressed its warm appreciation to all members of the Organizing Committee and the Japanese NC (National Committee) for their excellent organization of the 78th IEC General Meeting and for the generous hospitality extended to IEC delegates in Tokyo.

Election results

Chairman of the CAB and Vice-President of the IEC

Council elected Dr Ulrich Spindler from Germany as Chairman of the CAB and IEC Vice-President for a three-year term of office (2015-2017).


Council re-elected Åke Danemar from Sweden as IEC Treasurer for a three-year term of office (2015-2017).

Council Board

Council elected/re-elected five members of the CB for a three-year term of office (2015-2017):

  •  Dr Sadhvir Bissoon (South Africa)
  •  Dr Charlotte Brogen Karlberg (Sweden)
  •  Dr Kaphong Choi (Republic of Korea)
  •  Paul Coebergh van den Braak (Netherlands)
  •  Odon de Buen (Mexico)


The SMB Members elected/re-elected for a three-year term of office (2015-2017) were:

  •  Vimal Mahendru (India)
  •  Dr Jeongjoon Lee (Republic of Korea)
  •  Francisco Javier García Díaz (Spain)


Council elected/re-elected:

  • Shawn Paulsen (Canada)
  • Uwe Kampet (Germany)
  • Masayuki Hirata (Japan)
  • Trond Sollie (Norway)

as members of the CAB for a three-year term of office (2015-2017).

Following Council Decision 2014/12, in the case that the proposed amendments to the IEC Statutes are approved by Council via the electronic voting system and as of the date of the final approval, Council elected/re-elected:

  • Uwe Kampet (Germany)
  • Masayuki Hirata (Japan)

as Automatically Appointed members of the Conformity Assessment Board (CAB) for a
 three-year term of office (2015-2017), and:

  • Shawn Paulsen (Canada)
  • Ir Mohamad Faudzi b. Mohd Yasir (Malaysia)
  • Bert Nagtegaal (Netherlands)
  • Trond Sollie (Norway)
  • Nickolay Fayzrakhmanov (Russian Federation)

as normally elected members of the Conformity Assessment Board (CAB) for a three-year
 term of office (2015-2017).

Financial matters

Ake Danemar, IEC Treasurer, reported on the financial situation of the IEC.

Council approved the audited accounts of the Commission for the financial year 2013 as well as the 2015 budget and the distribution of national dues for 2015.

Future General Meetings

  • 79th General Meeting
     Minsk, Belarus, from 12 to 16 October 2015, hosted by the Belarus NC
  • 80th General Meeting
     Frankfurt, Germany, from 10 to 14 October 2016, hosted by the German NC
  • 81st General Meeting
     Council formally accepted the invitation of the Russian NC to host the 2017 General Meeting.

Although Council can only officially accept invitations from National Committees up to three years in advance, many Members have already declared their intention to host a future IEC GM:

  • 82nd General Meeting
     The Republic of Korea has stated its intention to invite the IEC for the 2018 GM

Thereafter, the National Committees of China, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates and the United States have expressed an interest in hosting the GM in the years 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 respectively.

IEC Council National Committee delegations...
14AM-169 the IEC General Meeting in Tokyo, Japan
IEC Council Belarus will host the next IEC General Meeting in Minsk in October 2015