Ulrika Francke

ISO President - Sweden

Ulrika Francke has been elected ISO President for a two-year term starting from January 2022 and served  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.

Christoph Winterhalter

ISO Vice-President (policy) - Germany

Christoph Winterhalter has been appointed ISO Vice-President (policy) for the 2022-2023 term. In this position he will lead, amongst other governance groups, the Council Standing Committee on Strategy and Policy. Before taking up this role in ISO, he served as ISO Council member from 2018 to 2021.

At the regional level, he was elected member of the CEN Administration Board in 2017 and was also CEN-Vice President Policy, including strategy development, from 2018 until 2021.

In July 2016 Mr Winterhalter joined DIN, the ISO member in Germany, 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.

Prior to 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 was appointed as 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 Center where he was later promoted head of ABB’s global Machinery Controls and Automation Business end of 2013.

Mr Winterhalter holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Sauw Kook Choy

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.

Sauw Kook Choy

Mitsuo Matsumoto

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).

Mitsuo Matsumoto

Jacqueline Curzon

ISO Treasurer - Switzerland

Jacqueline Curzon has been appointed as ISO Treasurer for the 2022-2024 term. Ms Curzon, founder and owner of Curzon SA, brings over 25 years of experience from consulting firms and from her latest experience as CEO of Arkas International, a maritime shipping transportation company based in Geneva, since 2016. Over the years, she has undertaken several non-executive board mandates and was the Chair of the Investment Committee of the regulated Swiss Pension Fund Foundation Patrimonia for over 10 years and oversaw investment decisions. She has a good understanding of Swiss pension fund laws and more generally Swiss social security employer obligations. Ms Curzon is used to preparing and presenting financial statements for her shareholders in various industries, using different accounting standards in many jurisdictions. In her capacity as CEO of Arkas International, she oversees the preparation of annual stand-alone and consolidated financial statements for over 50 entities in more than 25 jurisdictions. She also has very extensive experience preparing annual budgets and reporting past performance. Ms Curzon was a chartered financial analyst until 2015 and holds law degrees from King’s College in London (United Kingdom), the Sorbonne in Paris (France) and an MBA in finance from the Wharton Business School in Pennsylvania (USA). She recently completed a master's level degree on Board Governance from the FT-NED diploma program.

Jacquelin Curzon

Sergio Mujica

ISO Secretary-General

Sergio Mujica started out as ISO Secretary-General in 2017. ISO is a leading international organization in standardization with a membership of about 165 national standards bodies. ISO standards support global trade, drive inclusive and equitable economic growth, advance innovation and promote health and safety to achieve a sustainable future. Under Sergio’s leadership, ISO approved a new Strategy 2030, which is fully aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, with a vision of “making lives easier, safer and better”.

Combining his experience as Deputy Secretary-General at the World Customs Organization in Brussels from 2010 to 2017 and several leadership positions in the government of Chile, Sergio has unique global perspectives of international trade and sustainability. He is a tireless advocate for International Standards as ways of reducing barriers and fully realizing the role of international trade in growing economies.

Sergio is fully committed to integrity, transparency and the highest ethics across every part of ISO, as well as to gender equality. As an International Gender Champion, he is a member of a leadership network that brings together female and male decision-makers determined to break down gender barriers and make gender equality a working reality in their spheres of influence.

Sergio obtained his law degree at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and completed his master’s in international law at the American University in Washington D.C. (USA).

In 2021, the ISO Council reappointed Sergio as Secretary-General for a second five-year term (until July 2027).

Sergio Mujica