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Governance and organizational structure

Governing Bodies




United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and Executive Committee


Mr. Boris RICHARD, Minister/Deputy Permanent Representative to the WTO and EFTA (Switzerland) 


H.E. Ms. Desiree SCHWEITZER , Ambassador (Austria) 

H.E. Mr. Slavica MILAČIĆ, Ambassador (Montenegro) 


Sectoral Committees


Committee on Environmental Policy  


Ms. Elisabete QUINTAS DA SILVA (Cohesion and Development Agency, Portugal)


Ms. Marina BANTSENKO (Ministry of Climate, Estonia)

Ms. Nino TKHILAVA (Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection, Georgia)

Ms. Léa BIGOT (Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection, Germany)

Ms. Alessandra FIDANZA (Ministry of the Environment and Energy Security, Italy) 

Ms. Maria NAGORNII (Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment, Republic of Moldova)

Ms. Martine ROHN-BROSSARD (Swiss Federal Office for the Environment)

Ms. Martine ROHN-BROSSARD (Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland)

Mr. Jakhongir TALIPOV (Ministry for Ecology, Environmental Protection and Climate Change, Uzbekistan)


Inland Transport Committee


Ms. Hannie MEESTERS (the Netherlands)

Vice- Chairpersons: 

Ms. Marie-Pierre MEGANCK (France)

Mr. Antonio ERARIO (Italy)

Mr. Jerzy KLENIEWSKI (Poland)

Mr. Roman SYMONENKO (Ukraine)



Mr. Kristof SCHOCKAERT (Belgium)

Mr. Philipp VON CARNAP-BORNHEIM (Germany)

Mr. Andreas FELDER (Switzerland)

Ms. Jane PETERS (United Kingdom)

Ms. Julie ABRAHAM (United States of America)

The European Commission has a standing invitation to attend sessions of the Bureau as observer.


Conference of European Statisticians  


Mr. Dominik ROZKRUT (Statistics Poland) 


Ms. Elsa DHULI (Institute of Statistics, Albania) 

Mr. André LORANGER (Statistics, Canada) 

Ms. Jennifer BANIM (Central Statistics Office, Ireland) 

Ms. Graciela MÁRQUEZ COLÍN (National Institute of Statistics and Geography, Mexico) 

Mr. Mark SOWDEN (Statistics, New Zealand) 

Mr. Ian DIAMOND (Office for National Statistics, United Kingdom) 

Mr. Bakhodir BEGALOV (State Committee on Statistics, Uzbekistan) 

Observers to the CES Bureau:

Mr. Konstantin LAYKAM (Interstate Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States)

Ms. Mariana KOTZEVA (EUROSTAT, Statistical Office of the European Union)

Mr. Bert KROESE (IMF Statistics Department)

Mr. Paul SCHREYER (OECD Statistics and Data Directorate)

Mr. Stefan Schweinfest (United Nations Statistics Division)

Ms. Haishan FU (Development Data Group, World Bank)


Committee on Sustainable Energy 


Mr. Jürgen KEINHORST (Director, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection, Germany)


Mr. Emir Farhadzada (Senior Advisor of Project Management and Legal Affairs, Division of Renewable Energy Agency, Ministry of Energy, Azerbaijan)

Mr. Admir Softic (Assistant Minister for Energy Sector, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, Bosnia and Herzegovia)

Mr. Romeo Mikautadze (Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, Georgia)

Dr. Chokan Laumulin (Professor, The Kazakh British Technical University (KBTU), Kazakhstan)

Mr. Pawel Pikus (Director, Energy and Gas Department, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Poland)

Mr. Jean-Christophe Füeg (Head of International Energy Affairs, Swiss Federal Office of Energy, Switzerland)

Mr. Farhod Bilolzoda (Deputy Minister, Industry and New Technologies, Tajikistan)

Mr. Yaroslav Demchenkov (Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy, Ukraine)

Dr. Emily Grubert (Associate Professor of Sustainable Energy Policy, University of Notre Dame, United States of America)

Bureau Members ex officio (Chairpersons of the Subsidiary Bodies)

Expert Group on Resource Management

Mr. David MACDONALD (Independent Expert, UK)

Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity System

Mr. Jim ROBB (Executive Director, President and Chief Executive Officer, North American Electric Reliability Corporation)

Group of Experts on Coal Mine Methane

Mr. Raymond C. PILCHER (President, Raven Ridge Resources, Inc.)

Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency

Mr. Stefan M. Buettner (Director, Global Strategy and Impact, Institute for Energy Efficiency in Production)

Group of Experts on Gas

Mr. Francisco DE LA FLOR GARCIA (Director de Regulación, ENAGAS S.A., Spain)

Group of Experts on Renewable Energy

Mr. Kostiantyn Gura (Acting Head, State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine - SAEE)


Steering Committee on Trade Capacity and Standards


Mr. Zdenko LUCIĆ (Croatia)


Mr. Nurbek MAKSUTOV (Kyrgyzstan)

Mr. Ilyas AKHMETOV (Kazakhstan)

Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6)


Ms. Heidi LUND (Sweden)


Ms. Gabrielle WHITE (Canada)

Mr. Davit TKEMALADZE (Georgia)

Mr. Marco PANGALLO (Israel)

Mr. Anthony QUINN (United States)

Subsidiary Bodies:

Group of Experts on Risk Management in Regulatory Systems

Ms. Alexia DAVISON (United Kingdom) 

Mr. Valentin NIKONOV (Israel) 

Mr. Donald MACRAE (United Kingdom)

Team of Specialists on Gender-Responsive Standards 

Ms. Michelle PARKOUDA (Canada)

Ms. Lucy SALT (New Zealand) 

Ms. Stephanie EYNON (United Kingdom)

Advisory Group on Market Surveillance  

Mr. Jan DECONINCK (Belgium)

Mr. Ivan HENDRIKX (Belgium) 

Ms. Lucy SALT (New Zealand) 

Ad-Hoc Team on Specialists on Standardization and Regulatory Techniques 

Mr. Ronald TSE (Hong Kong/Canada)


Working Party and Agricultural Quality Standards (WP.7)


Ms. Agnieszka SUDOL (Poland)


Mr. Bucky GWARTNEY (United States)

Subsidiary Bodies:

Specialized Section on Standardization of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables (GE.1)


Mr. Cyril JULIUS (South Africa)


Ms. Karen SPRUIJT-DE GELDER (Netherlands)

Specialized Section on Standardization of Dry and Dried Produce (GE.2)


Mr. Dorian LAFOND (United States)


Mr. Sebastian WINKEL (Germany) 

Mr. Umed ASLANOV (Central Asian Working Group)

Specialized Section on Standardization of Seed Potatoes (GE.6)


Ms. Hanna KORTEMAA (Finland)


Mr. Nigel CRUMP (Australia)

Ms. Nina ZIDACK (United States)

Specialized Section on Standardization of Meat (GE.11)






Ms. Jacqueline A.MASON (United States)


Mr. Ben ROBINSON (Australia)


Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry


Mr. Peter BLOMBÄCK (Sweden)


Ms. Laura COATES (Canada)

Mr. Tomas KREJZAR (Czech Republic)

Ms. Anita DEDIC (San Marino)


Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management


Ms. Stephanie FURER (Switzerland)


Mr. Giampiero BAMBAGIONI (Italy)

Ms. Veronika REHAKOVA (Slovakia)


Mr. Regis FARRET (France) 

Mr. Tassos KRIEKOUKIS (Greece) 

Mr. Jan SCHNEIDER (Czech Republic)

Mr. Tiit TERIK (Estonia)

Mr. Olzhas SARTAYEV (Kazakhstan)

Ms. Andrijana ANDREEVA (North Macedonia)

Mr. Ihor TEREKHOV (Ukraine)

Ms. Victoria ABBOTT (United Kingdom), WPLA Chair, as an ex officio


Committee on Innovation, Competitiveness and Public-Private Partnerships (CICPPP)    


Mr. George KATAPODIS (Greece)


Ms. Annie VASHAKMADZE (Georgia) 

Mr. Moritz GHERLIG VON DER WENSE (Germany)

Ms. Aisuluu MUSTAPAKULOVA (Kyrgyz Republic) 

Ms. Bojana FEMIC RADOSAVOVIC (Montenegro)

Mr. Joao MENDES BORGA (Portugal)

Mr. Mehmet UZUNKAYA (Türkiye)


Other Bodies

Standing Working Group on Ageing


Mr. Alfredo FERRANTE (Italy)


Mr. Martin AMBERGER (Germany)

Bureau Members:

Ms. Verena SCHRIEBL (Austria)

Ms. Ketevan GOGINASHVILI (Georgia)

Ms. Abigail CHANTLER (Ireland)

Mr. Edmundo MARTINHO (Portugal)

Mr. Manuel MONTERO REY (Spain)

Ms. Elmas Esra CECELI (Türkiye)


Ms. Heidrun MOLLENKOPF (Civil Society)

Mr. Kai LEICHSENRING (Research/Academia)


United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT)


Ms. Sue PROBERT (United Kingdom)


Mr. Steve CAPELL (Australia)

Mr. Aliakbar HEYDAROV (Azerbaijan)

Ms. Nancy NORRIS (Canada)

Ms. Hanane BECHA (France)

Ms. Liliana FRATINI PASSI (Italy)

Mr. Nurbek MAKSUTOV (Kyrgyzstan)

Regional Rapporteurs:

Mr. Hisanao SUGAMATA (for Asia and the Pacific)

Ms. Nogaye TOURE DIAGNE (for Africa)

Mr. Eduardo LEITE (for Latin America)

Subsidiary Bodies:

Advisory Group on the United Nations Location Codes for Trade and Transport (UN/LOCODE)


Ms. Sue PROBERT (United Kingdom)

Vice-Chairperson & Convener of the Maintenance Team:

Ms. Maria Teresa CHAVARRI (Spain)


Team of Specialists on Sustainable Fisheries


Mr. Frans VAN DIEPEN (the Netherlands)


Advisory Group on Advance Technologies on Trade and Logistics


Mr. Stefano QUINTARELLI (Italy)


Ms. Nena DOKUZOV (Slovenia)


(As of 30 May 2024)