Eddie Njoroge has been elected as the President of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).
Njoroge will be President-elect during 2019 as he works hand in hand with President John Walter before his term becomes effective from 2020 to 2021.
Today ISO elected their new President, Mr. Edward Njoroge. He will be President-elect during 2019 as he works hand in hand with President John Walter before his term becomes effective in 2020. pic.twitter.com/7YNmE2PXNd
— ISO (@isostandards) September 28, 2018
He is committed to increasing and deepening developing countries’ engagement in the ISO activities so that the nations exploit the full value of international standardization, in particular on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
I congratulate @eddy_njoroge on his election to this international role, I have no doubt that Eddy will dedicate his time, energy, skills & experience to ensure ISO's governance remains sound, solid & reflects the current best practice, says PS Betty Maina #KEBSNews
— KEBS KENYA (@KEBS_ke) September 28, 2018
Congratulations @eddy_njoroge on being elected President of the International Organization for Standardization 2020-2021.
We look forward to increased developing countries’ engagement in ISO activities so as to exploit the full value of international standardization.#ISOWeek2018
— Rebecca Miano, OGW, MBS (@rebecca_miano) September 28, 2018
Njoroge is the former CEO of Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), where he spearheaded the transformation of the company from a parastatal to a publicly listed company.
Kenya nominated Njoroge for the position of the ISO presidency and the Kenya Bureau of Standards received communication from the global body indicating that former Nairobi Securities Exchange boss was the only candidate for the position.
From 2008 to 2012, he was the President of the Union of Producers and Distributors of Electric Power in Africa. He currently serves as Chairman of Telkom Kenya and of the Nairobi Securities Exchange and is a board member of CfC Stanbic Bank, Real Insurance Ltd and Proctor & Allan among other companies.
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