• Secretary:
    M Nicolas Fleury
  • Chairperson:
    Dr Xiaogang Zhang
  • Creation date: 1947


The operations of ISO are governed by the Council, consisting of the Officers, the Chairs of the policy development committees (CASCO, COPOLCO, DEVCO) and twenty elected member bodies.

Council appoints the Secretary-General, the Treasurer, the fifteen members of the Technical Management Board, and the Chairs of the policy development committees. It also decides on the annual budget of the Central Secretariat.

The Council is chaired by the President.

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Participating members

Reference Title Type
ISO/COUNCIL/CSC/FIN Council Standing Committee on Finance (CSC/FIN) Sub committee
ISO/COUNCIL/CSC/NOM Council Standing Committee for Review of Nominations Working group
ISO/COUNCIL/CSC/OVE Council Standing Committee on Oversight Sub committee
ISO/COUNCIL/CSC/SP Council Standing Committee on Strategy and Policy Sub committee
ISO/COUNCIL/ITSAG Information Technology Strategy Advisory Group (ITSAG) Working group
Date Month Location TC/SC Note
27 February 2018 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) ISO/COUNCIL/CSC/FIN *
27 February 2018 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) ISO/COUNCIL/CSC/SP *
28-1 February-March 2018 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) ISO/COUNCIL *
11 June 2018 São Paulo (Brazil) ISO/COUNCIL/CSC/FIN *
11 June 2018 São Paulo (Brazil) ISO/COUNCIL/CSC/SP *
12-13 June 2018 São Paulo (Brazil) ISO/COUNCIL *
14 June 2018 São Paulo (Brazil) ISO/COUNCIL/CSC/OVE *
27 August 2018 Virtual ISO/COUNCIL/CSC/FIN *
24 September 2018 Geneva (Switzerland) ISO/COUNCIL *
19 November 2018 Virtual ISO/COUNCIL/CSC/SP *
20 November 2018 Virtual ISO/COUNCIL/CSC/FIN *

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional