Next IEC General Secretary and CEO Frans Vreeswijk

Issue 37 – April 2012

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has announced that Frans Vreeswijk has been appointed by the IEC Council as the next general secretary and CEO of the IEC.

Vreeswijk will succeed Ronnie Amit in the position in October 2012.

Vreeswijk will begin his duties as deputy general secretary in March 2012, and assume his full role as general secretary and CEO at the 2012 General Meeting in Oslo, Norway. Amit will remain available as a special adviser to the IEC President for a period to assist in the transition.

Vreeswijk is currently president of the Dutch National Committee to the IEC, and a board member of the Dutch National Committee to ISO.

Summarised with permission from the International Organization for Standardization's ISO Focus+, February 2012.

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