The President: 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 Rüdiger Marquardt
Mr Rüdiger Marquardt is a Member of the DIN Executive Board. Between May 2007 and July 2011 he served as the Head of the Innovation and Standardization section within DIN. Before joining the DIN management in 2003, he held the position of Managing Director of Beuth Verlag, the official publishing company of DIN. Mr Marquardt studied automotive engineering, and began his career working as an editor of technical publications. He became a Member of DIN’s Executive Board in 2011 and was elected as a member of the CEN Administrative Board in 2015.
Vice-President Technical: Mrs Gudrún Rögnvaldardóttir
Mrs Guðrún Rögnvaldardóttir studied electrical engineering in Iceland and Germany (Technical University of Karlsruhe), and also holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the University of Iceland. She joined the secretariat of Icelandic Standards (IS) in 1991 and was appointed as Managing Director in 1998. She also spent a year working at the CEN Central Secretariat in Brussels. Mrs Rögnvaldardóttir has served as a member of the CEN Technical Board (1991-2001), the CENELEC Technical Board (1996-1999), the CEN Administrative Board (since 1998), the ISO Council (2005-2006 and 2011-2012) and as Vice-President and Administrative Board member of CENELEC (2007- 2010). In 2012, she was elected CEN Vice-President Technical, starting on 1 January 2013.
Vice-President Finance: Mr Thomas Idermark - SIS, Sweden
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.
Mr Francisco Javier García Díaz – UNE, Spain
Mr Javier García Díaz has been Standards Director of UNE, the Spanish Association for Standardization and certification,since 2012. Previously, he was Pre-Accession Advisor of the European Commission to Bulgaria in the field of Free Movement of Goods and member of the CEN and the CENELEC Technical Boards (BT). Between 2008 and 2013, he acted as Chairman of the Technical Committee Management Group of the CEN/Technical Board (BT). Mr García Díaz serves as a member of the IEC Standardization Management Board and chairs the CEN Strategic Advisory Group on Services. Mr García Díaz is a chemical engineer from the Complutense University in Madrid and holds Post-Graduate degrees in Business Administration and Marketing
Management. He followed Diplomatic Studies at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Mr Pekka Järvinen - SFS, Finland
Mr Pekka Järvinen has served as Managing Director of the Finnish Standards Association (SFS) since 2002. During this time, he also contributed to the work of the CEN Administrative Board (2002-2013) and the ISO Council (2009-2010). Prior to joining SFS, he held a number of management positions in Finnish companies in the paper and chemical industries. Mr Järvinen holds a Master’s degree in chemical engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the Helsinki School of Economics.
Mr Pambos Kammas – CYS, Cyprus
Mr Pambos Kammas, MBA, is the Director of Standardization at the Cyprus Organization for Standardization (CYS). Between 2004 and 2006, he was the Director of Certification at the Cyprus Certification Company, a subsidiary of CYS. Since 2006, Mr Kammas has represented CYS in the Administrative and Technical Boards of CEN and CENELEC and has actively contributed to pan-European efforts to reform the European Standardization System. Mr Kammas was also a member of the CENELEC Administrative Board (CA) between 2010 and 2012.
Mr Priit Kikas – EVS, Estonia
Mr Priit Kikas has been Managing Director of the Estonian Centre for Standardization (EVS) since 2006. His experience in standardization date back to 2001, when he was responsible for coordinating quality infrastructure activities in Estonia while working in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication. Mr Kikas holds a degree in Economics from the University of Tartu in Estonia. He has also served as a member of the CENELEC Administrative Board (CA) since 2011.
Mr Ruggero Lensi – UNI, Italy
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.
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 Olivier Peyrat – AFNOR, France
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 Scott Steedman - BSI, UK
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.