CEN Board members 

 CEN Board members 2019

  • The President: Mr Vincent Laflèche

    Mr Vincent Laflèche

    Mr Vincent Laflèche is Director of the ‘École des Mines’ in Paris. From 2013 to 2016, he acted as chairman and CEO of the French Geological Survey (BRGM). In 2003, he became the Assistant General Manager of INERIS, the French public research institute on environment and industrial risk prevention, subsequently acting as CEO from 2007 to 2013. Previously, he held a variety of positions in insurance and engineering companies. He also had a number of commitments within the French Standardization Organization (AFNOR), including Chairmanship of the Strategic Committee ‘Environment and Societal Responsibility’. Mr Laflèche studied at the École Polytechnique and began his career at the French Ministry of Environment. He was named as CEN President Elect in June 2015 and has held the role of CEN President since 1 January 2017.

  • Vice-President Policy: Mr Christoph Winterhalter

    Mr Christoph Winterhalter is the Chairman of the Executive Board of DIN, the German national standardization body. Before joining DIN he spent more than 20 years in industry working for the ABB group. He initially worked in various engineering, R&D and product management functions in Germany, Norway and the USA before he became responsible business unit manager for ABB’s robot automation and robotics products business in Germany. In 2010 he changed to ABB Corporate research as director of the German Research Centre until he was promoted head of ABB’s global Machinery Controls and Automation business end of 2013.
    Since July 2016 he joined DIN as Chairman of the Executive Board driving customer orientation and digital transformation within the standardization system by encouraging all internal and external stakeholders to be open minded and open for change in order to shape the future with standardization.
    Mr. Winterhalter was elected member of the CEN Administrative board and the ISO Council in 2017.
    He has been elected as CEN Vice-President Policy for the period from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019.

  • Vice-President Technical: Mr Ruggero Lensi

    Mr Ruggero Lensi

    Mr Ruggero Lensi has been the Director General of the Italian Standardization Organization (UNI) since February 2017. He joined UNI in 1995, holding the positions of Head of the Standardization Department between 2000 and 2003, Technical Director until 2010 and Director of External Relations, New Business and Innovation until February 2017. Mr Lensi represented UNI for ten years on the CEN Technical Board (BT), where he served as Convenor of several Working Groups and also chaired the CEN/BT Technical Committee Management Group between 2004 and 2007. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic University in Milan.

  • Vice-President Finance: Mr Thomas Idermark

    Mr THomas Idermark

    Mr Thomas Idermark has been the CEO and President of the Swedish Standards Institute (SIS) since 2015, when he was also elected to the CEN Administrative Board. Mr Idermark is currently the CEO and Chairman of SIS Förlag AB Publishing of standards, a subsidiary of SIS. Between 2008 and 2014, he served as President and CEO of SKL Kommentus AB, a commercial organization that provides consulting services to local and regional public authorities in Sweden. Mr Idermark has completed studies in Economics, Rural Management and Business Management. During his career he held senior management positions in business and in the banking sector and also as a consultant. Mr Thomas IDERMARK has been elected Vice-President Finance with a term of office from 6 September 2017 to 31 December 2019.

  • Mrs Tatjana Bojanic - ISS, Serbia

    Mrs Tatjana Bojanic is the Acting Director of the Institute of Standardization of Serbia (ISS), a role she has covered since December 2015. Before that, she was ISS’ Head of Department for Legal, Human Resource and Common Affairs for five years. A lawyer by training, Mrs Bojanic had previously worked as Chief Inspector at the Serbian Ministry of Interior (2006-2010), Legal Adviser for a private company and journalist for the radio television of Serbia (1995-2006). She is a member of ISO DEVCO CAG and has worked with the Serbian Ministry of the Economy and Finance the drafting of the Law on Amendments to the Law on Standardization and the Regulation on Amending the Regulation on the application procedure and manner of information relating to technical regulations, standards and conformity assessment. Mrs Bojanic holds a degree in Law from the Pristina University and is currently enrolled in a Master’s degree in Finance and Accounting. She was elected as CEN’s Board Member in June 2018 and officially started her mandate in January 2019.

  • Mr Peter Maas - NEN, The Netherlands

    Mr Peter Maas - NEN, The Netherlands

    Mr Peter Maas has been a member of the Management Team at the Netherlands Standardization Institute (NEN) since 2000. Since joining NEN in 1993, he has held numerous senior management positions covering both standards development and standards publishing. He is currently responsible for Business Development, Communication and Marketing, Strategic Account management, Public Affairs and International Affairs. Prior to joining NEN, he held various positions in Research and Marketing & Sales at a Dutch truck manufacturer. Mr Maas is a mechanical engineer graduate from the University of Technology in Eindhoven. He holds Post-Graduate degrees in Business Administration and Marketing Management.

  • Mr Enda McDonnell - NSAI, Ireland

    Enda McDonnell

    Mr. Enda McDonnell is Head of Standards at NSAI, the National Standards Authority of Ireland, taking on this role from January 2016. He previously served on the CEN Administrative Board, representing NSAI between the years 2000 and 2011. During that time he also served on the ISO Council in 2003 and 2004. From 2012 to 2015, Enda helped to build up the Standardization Services arm of QCC, the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council - a powerful force in helping Abu Dhabi achieve its Economic Vision by underpinning the local Quality Infrastructure. Prior to the year 2000, Enda was involved in standardization as a technical expert, chairman of a national mirror committee, secretary of a national trade association and delegate in an international working group. This was mainly on the Electro-Technical side, as he previously worked in the electrical cable manufacturing industry. Enda now serves as the Secretary of the Irish National Committee for IEC. He has two Masters Degrees (MBA – Masters in Business Administration and MIE – Masters in Industrial Engineering) and a primary Engineering degree. Enda McDonnell is a Fellow of Engineers Ireland.

  • Mr Jacob Mehus - SN, Norway

    Jacob Mehus

    Jacob Mehus is Managing Director of Standards Norway (SN). He has previously held positions as Marketing Manager and Marketing Director with the organization, and he headed the sales company Standard Online for a while. Before joining Standards Norway, his work experience included research at the Norwegian Institute of Building Research. Mehus has extensive domestic and international experience in management, project management, marketing and sales. Among other things, he has worked extensively with IT development as a prerequisite for business development and rationalization, and he is concerned with standardization as a force for innovation. Jacob Mehus holds a Master of Science degree from Iowa State University and has post-graduate courses in economics and management from Stanford University, USA.

  • Mr Olivier Peyrat - AFNOR, France

    CEN Board Member - Mr O.Peyrat

    Mr Olivier Peyrat has been Director General of the French Association for Standardization (AFNOR) since 2003. He has completed studies at the Ecole Polytechnique, the École nationale supérieure des télécommunications (ENST), Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (Executive MBA) and INSEAD Business School. Mr Peyrat has long-standing professional experience in the fields of certification and standardization and has chaired numerous standardization committees and groups at national, European and international levels. He became Vice-President (Finance) of ISO in January 2013. He is an Ingénieur en Chef au Corps des Mines (Hon) and Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur.

  • Dr Elisabeth Stampfl-Blaha - ASI, Austria

    Dr Elisabeth Stampfl-Blaha has been the CEO of Austrian Standards since 2013. At Austrian Standards, where she has been for around 30 years, she was first Manager of International, Legal and Organisational Affairs, and then Vice-Director, starting in 1998. Before that, she worked as a lawyer and an Assistant Professor at the University of Vienna. She has covered a variety of roles at the international and European level: at ISO she was Vice-President and Chair of the Technical Management Board from 2012 to 2016, Member of the Council and of the Technical Board. She has also been a member of CEN’s Technical Board and Administrative Board. Currently, she is a member of the CEN/CENELEC MRMC. Mrs Stampfl-Blaha holds a degree in Law and a Doctors Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Vienna. She was elected as CEN’s Board Member in June 2018.

  • Dr Scott Steedman - BSI, UK

    Mr Steedman

    Dr Scott Steedman is Director of Standards at BSI, the National Standards Body of the United Kingdom. Formerly an academic at Cambridge University, Dr Steedman spent 20 years in industry working for major consulting and contracting companies in the construction sector. He is an Executive Director on the Group Board of BSI and a non-executive Director of the Port of London Authority. He was elected President of the European Council for Construction Research, Development and Innovation in 1997, a position he held for 11 years. Dr Steedman has been a Vice-President of both the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Royal Academy of Engineering. In 2010, he was awarded a CBE for his services to engineering. In 2012, Dr Steedman served as CEN Vice-President Policy from 2013 to March 2017.

  • Dr Bogdan Topič -SIST, Slovenia

    Bogdan Topič

    Dr Bogdan Topič is President of the Slovenian Institute for Standardization (SIST), and represents SIST in the framework of CEN, CENELEC, ETSI, ISO, IEC, and ITU-T. He has a PhD from the University of Ljubljana and an MBA from Bled Business School. Dr Topič has extensive experience of standardization, metrology and accreditation, and also spent many years serving in top management (CEO) positions in various companies. He was a CENELEC Board Member until 2015. He has been elected CEN Board Member with a term of office starting in January 2018.

  • Mr Gheorghe Tucu - ASRO, Romania

    Mr Gheorghe Tucu is Managing Partner and founder of Valeg Creative Solutions. He has been the President of ASRO, Romanian Standards Association, since 2003. Since 2012 he has been a Board Member of the Romanian Accreditation Association (RENAR). Mr Tucu has also developed an extensive experience at the European level: he was a Board Member of CEN from 2006 to 2013 and of CENELEC from 2009 to 2012. Finally, from 2009 to 2010 he has also been a Member of the EXPRESS Panel of the European Commission on the review of the European Standardization System. An electrical engineer by education, he has built a career in the automation and energy sectors. After being the CEO and President of the Board of the Research Institute for Automation, IPA S.A, he worked as Country Manager for Honeywell Romania, Kelag Warme Romania and AB Energy Romania being, in the meantime, a Board Member at the Romanian Energy Efficiency Fund. He was elected as CEN’s Board Member in June 2018 and officially started his mandate in January 2019.