Another first for ISO.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) today announced that Ulrika Francke from Sweden has been elected as the next ISO President, following voting by the ISO member bodies.
Ulrika Francke will take up the position in January 2022 at the completion of the term of current President Eddy Njoroge from Kenya, and serve as President-elect throughout 2021.
“We are excited to have Ulrika Francke as the next ISO President,” said ISO Secretary-General Sergio Mujica. “Her background and experience will be a valuable asset to our organization. Under her guidance, we will continue the path to achieving ISO’s Strategy to 2030, as we explore new opportunities in the years ahead.”
“As historic as was my time as the first ISO President from Africa, so is that of Ms Francke as the first woman to become President of ISO. I am looking forward to welcoming her to the ISO team and working with her,” said Eddy Njoroge, ISO President 2020-2021.
Reflecting on the future, Ulrika Francke sees 2020 as a turning point. “ISO’s experience during the pandemic underscores its resilience as an organization. Despite the myriad challenges 2020 has brought, the international standards community has continued to carry out important standardization work that is needed by industry and government. Across the globe, we held thousands of virtual meetings, continued with thousands of projects, and made available, free of charge, standards that have played a critical role in the fight against COVID-19.”
At TRC, we are excited to welcome Ms Francke to her new role. As a female-led organization, we know the importance of representation to the growing female demographic in our industry.
Just as Eddy Njoroge did, we look to Ulrika Francke to lead ISO into a new historic age for the industry.