The IEC produces International Standards and conducts conformity assessment for the millions of objects, systems or machines that contain electronics or use/ produce electricity in any form. Examples of technologies covered by IEC International Standards and assessments: power generation, transmission, distribution, including all renewable energy sources; batteries, lighting, home appliances, office and medical equipments, all public and private transportation, semiconductors, fibre optics, nanotechnology, multimedia, information technology, and more. Over 10’000 experts in 173 Technical Committees with over 1000 working groups Over 13’000 standards published since inception Over 6000 standards in catalogue today Over 300’000 conformity certificates established Founded in 1906 in London 159 member countries and affiliates Head office: Geneva.
Dr Wucherer became IEC President on 1 January 2011, for a three-year term. He was President of the German National Committee until 2008 and, having been president of VDE - the German Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies - from 2003 to 2005, remained a member of the supervisory board until 2009. He worked for Siemens for more than 30 years, serving as a member of the executive committee in the later years. Until 2011 he was chairman of the board for Infineon Technologies AG, at present he holds a board position at Fraunhofer Institut and is a board member at several other companies.
The IEC President represents the Commission and is the Chairman of Council , the CB (Council Board) and the ExCo (Executive Committee) as well as the MSB (Market Strategy Board). The President serves a three-year term and cannot be re-elected.