Klaus Wucherer of Germany was elected by IEC Council as future IEC President during the 73rd General Meeting in Tel Aviv, Israel. He will begin his one-year term as IEC President-Elect on 1 January 2010 and his three-year term as IEC President on 1 January 2011.
Wucherer has been President of DKE, the German National Committee of the IEC, since 2000. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of VDE, the German Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies, and was its President from 2003 to 2005.
He served as an Executive Vice-President of Siemens AG and was a member of the Siemens Corporate Executive Committee from 2000 to 2007. His responsibilities included automation and drives, industrial solutions and services, and the economic regions of Asia and Australia. He sat on the boards of several companies of the Siemens group. Wucherer is also on the board of SAP AG, Infineon Technologies AG, and Leoni AG.
Wucherer, who graduated in electrical and mechanical engineering from Chemnitz University of Technology, holds honorary professorships at Chemnitz University of Technology and Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences in Germany and at the Tongji University of Shanghai, China. In addition he is a guest professor at Nanjing's Southeast University and at Jinan's Shandong University, also in China.
Reproduced from International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) E-Tech November 2009
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