As part of the ISO General Assembly, members are asked to make their voices heard in shaping the future direction of the organization. This includes the election of fellow members to sit on the ISO Council, as well as the nominations and election of the ISO Officers who perform key strategic roles.
As per the criteria set out in ISO’s rules, the candidate needs to be the head of an ISO member body, who must bring solid working knowledge of ISO and its policy, complemented by extensive international experience.
The nomination by the ISO member for Spain, UNE, of their current Director-General, Javier Garcia, was confirmed following a vote held by members as part of ISO Week 2021. Javier, whose duties as Vice-President (technical management) will run for the 2023 to 2024 term, will come his new role with vast experience of international standardization.
In addition to serving as member of ISO Council (for the period 2018 to 2021), Javier Garcia will continue to provide vital input to ISO’s strategy and policy units until the end of this year. He will be a great asset in terms of building stronger cooperation with our key partners: Javier previously served as Vice-President Technical at the European Committee on Electrotechnical Standards, CENELEC, for the period 2018-2020 and was a member of IEC Standardization Management Board for the period 2012-2017.
A talented communicator, facilitator and leader, Javier has engaged in numerous bilateral and regional standardization meetings as well as capacity building activities with ISO members from around the world.
Javier Garcia will begin his role as VP (technical management) on 1 January 2023, and will serve as Vice-President-elect throughout 2022.