ISO President - Kenya
Eddy Njoroge has been elected ISO President for a two-year term starting on 1 January 2020 and served as President-elect in 2019. He is an experienced entrepreneur with rounded experience in the corporate and financial sector. He is a former long standing (2003-2013) CEO of KenGen (Kenya Electricity Generating Company), where he spearheaded the transformation of the company from a parastatal to a publicly listed company with a greater commercial and sustainability orientation. His passion for standards was evidenced when he got KenGen to be the first parastatal company to be ISO 9001 certified. From 2008 to 2012, he was the President of the Union of Producers and Distributors of Electric Power in Africa, giving him a unique overview and perspective of Africa’s Power sector.
He currently serves as Chairman of Telkom Kenya, Britam General Insurance Company, Corbetti Geothermal Company in Ethiopia, Kenya Pooled Water Fund and is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Nairobi Securities Exchange where he was Chairman for seven years. He is a board member of Kenya Bureau of Standards (where he Chairs the Standards Approval Committee), and Proctor & Allan among other companies. He is also a Member of the Investment Committee of the Africa Renewable Energy Fund and serves on the board of Globeleq - a London based Pan - African power company.
He is the recipient of several awards honouring his contribution to industry development, including Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS), Chief of the Burning Spear (CBS) by The President of Kenya and the Ordre National du Mérite from the President of France, and a Life-time Award in recognition of his contribution to the transformation of the energy sector in Africa.
Mr Njoroge has a BSc. (Hons) degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry from Makerere University-Uganda and an MBA (Leadership and Sustainability) from University of Cumbria.
President-elect - Sweden
Ulrika Francke was elected ISO President for the 2022-2023 term, serving as President-elect in 2021. She is the Vice-President of SIS (Sweden) since 2018 and has focused on increasing engagement of the real estate and construction sector in standardization. Her broad management experience, as executive leader, chairperson and board member covers both the private and public sectors, with an emphasis on building and infrastructure.
She participated in standards development activities for the real estate and building sector as Chair of the Building Information Model (BIM) Alliance and was also the CEO of Tyréns, a consultancy that specialises in developing cities, the built environment and infrastructure solutions. Under her leadership, Tyréns evolved from a domestic to an international operation.
She left politics in 1988 when she was Vice Mayor of Stockholm, responsible for city planning, to become the CEO of Brommastaden AB, a real estate company redeveloping parts of the Bromma Airport. During her career Ms Francke served on many boards such as those of Skanska, Swedbank, Hexagon, Vasakronan and Knightec, Södersjukhuset (the South Hospital) in Stockholm and the City of Stockholm Theatre.
She has been involved in research and education, as a member of the board of the Stockholm University, the board for Building Research Council and was one of the creators of the Swedish Centre for Innovation and Quality in the Built Environment. She now chairs the government’s research program for sustainable cities and communities, and is a member of the Volvo Research and Education Foundations, VREF.
Ms. Francke was educated at the University of Stockholm and is a fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering and Sciences.
ISO Vice-President (technical management) - Singapore
Sauw Kook Choy has been reappointed ISO Vice-President (technical management) for the 2021–2022 term. Since 2013, she is the Assistant Chief Executive Officer and in 2017 concurrently appointed as Director-General for Quality and Excellence at Enterprise Singapore.
Ms Choy started her career as a civil engineer in an engineering consultancy firm. She then joined the Productivity and Standards Board, and subsequently SPRING Singapore, spearheading various roles where she accumulated extensive experience in policy, planning, capability building and financing programmes targeted at SME development and growth. Today, she leads the national standardization and accreditation programmes, which underpin the quality infrastructure to help build trust in Singapore products, services and organisations. In addition, she oversees the Board’s regulatory function in ensuring the safety of general consumer goods in Singapore as well as the Weights and Measures Office. She was the Singapore representative on ISO Council from 2015 to 2017, member of the ISO Council Standing Committee on Strategy and Policy then and ISO Nominations Review Committee since 2017.
Ms Choy holds an MBA from the Nanyang Technological University and a Bachelor of Engineering from the National University of Singapore. She was awarded the National Day Public Administration Medal (Silver) as well as the Miflora M Gatchalian Medal in 2011.
ISO Vice-President (finance) - Japan
Mitsuo Matsumoto has been reappointed ISO Vice-President (finance) for the 2021-2022 term. He is Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Deputy Secretary-General of the Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC), and Principal Advisor for International Standardization Policy at the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). Mr Matsumoto has been heavily involved in ISO activities, including by serving as JISC representative on Council and on the TMB, and through his participation in the work of the ISO Policy Development Committees (CASCO, COPOLCO, DEVCO). Throughout his 20-year career serving as a JISC official, Mr Matsumoto has gained extensive experience and knowledge of standardization and conformity assessment and has acquired financial skills in the conduct of projects, including budget forecasting, financial planning and execution, operations and auditing of expenditures. He also contributed to the establishment of ISO 9000 series certification/accreditation schemes in Japan, negotiated mutual recognition agreements between Japan and foreign countries, developed and implemented standards and conformance-related projects in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), including harmonization of national standards with international standards, and he has hosted standards-related international conferences. Mr Matsumoto holds a Bachelor degree in Organic Chemistry from Osaka Kyoiku University (Japan).
ISO Treasurer - Switzerland
Dominique Christin has been reappointed as ISO Treasurer for the 2019-2021 term. Mr Christin, co-founder and partner of BianchiSchwald (formerly BCCC, an independent business law firm founded in 2001 in Switzerland), currently serves as their counsel since 2016. His career before forming BCCC includes a 10-year practice in two prominent Swiss business law firms from 1991 to 2001, and as legal counsel at Pictet (a Swiss private bank) in Luxembourg from 1995 to 1996, where he acquired outstanding expertise in banking and finance. Mr Christin has broad business and tax law knowledge providing legal advice to both corporate and private clients including not for profit organizations in matters relating to company creation, acquisition, sale, joint-venture, restructuring, relocation and winding-up of businesses. Mr Christin is on the board of several Swiss companies, including Caran d’Ache SA and on the board of a charitable foundation. Admitted to the Geneva bar in 1987, Mr Christin holds a Bachelors’ Law degree from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) and a postgraduate Law degree from the University of London (United Kingdom). The quality of his work was praised by the independent legal guides Chambers Global and Legal500 Europe.
Sergio Mujica joined ISO as Secretary-General in July 2017, having spent 7 years at the World Custom’s Organization (WCO) as Deputy Secretary-General. The WCO aims to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Custom’s administrations worldwide, and within this role Mr Mujica was responsible for the design and implementation of the WCO’s strategic plan. This included simplification, harmonization and standardization of custom’s procedures in addition to capacity building initiatives aimed at the WCO members. This gave him significant experience in an international setting, building consensus within a large membership-based organization.
Prior to working at the World Customs Organization, Mr Mujica spent 15 years working for the Government of Chile with the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and as the Director General of Chile Customs. A Chilean national, he has a law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and a Master’s degree in International Law from the American University in Washington DC.