ISO President - China
Dr. Zhang Xiaogang has been elected ISO President for a three-year term which started on 1 January 2015. Dr Zhang is currently Vice Chairman of Ansteel Group Corporation, which counts amongst the world's top 500 corporations, and has distinguished himself in various high level leadership positions over the years for several related iron and steel corporations during a career spanning 35 years. An active member of the iron and steel industry, Dr. Zhang holds a Doctorate in metal material and heat treatment and has a keen interest in both the academic and industrial side of things. He has taken part in many scientific research projects, as well as won a number of important scientific awards. His commitment to the industry led him to chair and direct various iron and steel associations and committees in China. He was also the Chairman of the World Steel Association, and chaired an ISO technical committee during 13 years. During his time on the Chinese Standardization Expert Committee, he played an important role in strategic planning, policy making and standards research for standardization at the national level.