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Dear EC Members,
The person who will fill the SA Managing Director position has been announced, please see the below message from Steve Mills. I have contacted Konstantinos, he and I have agreed to meet soon after he gets settled in NJ.
----- Forwarded by Theresa Steenweg/STDS/STAFF/US/IEEE on 06/28/2012 10:06 AM -----
It gives me great pleasure to introduce the new IEEE-SA Managing Director, Dr. Konstantinos Karachalios. Information on Konstantinos’ background is included in the official announcement by Dr. Jim Prendergast below.
I’m sure everyone will join me in welcoming Konstantinos to the IEEE Standards Association. I look forward to his official arrival on 20 August.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of James.Prendergast@ieee.org
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 4:25 PM
To: corp-2012bod@IEEE.ORG; directors-elect@IEEE.ORG
Subject: Our new Managing Director of the IEEE-SA
Dear IEEE Directors & Directors-elect:
I am pleased to announce that Dr. Konstantinos Karachalios will join IEEE as our new Managing Director of the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) on 20 August.
Dr. Karachalios is internationally recognized and widely respected for his work within the standards development and intellectual property communities. He comes to us after completing 25 years of service with the European Patent Office (EPO). During his tenure at EPO, he held positions as Head of the International Academy, Manager of International Technical Cooperation for Africa and the Middle East and, most recently, in the field of External Relations with a focus on public policy issues in areas that include ICT standards and emerging technologies. He was responsible for EPO relationships with international and intergovernmental organizations, including serving as a liaison to standards setting bodies and in the capacity of envoy to a number of United Nations organizations.
Among the highlights of his EPO career is Dr. Karachalios's work as scenarios analyst and co-editor of the EPO’s book "Scenarios for the Future: How might IP regimes evolve by 2025? What global legitimacy might such regimes have?" He contributed to repositioning the many important issues surrounding intellectual property, reframing the way in which intellectual property issues are debated in the global arena and initiating and coordinating strategic responses to the challenges raised by those discussions.
Dr. Karachalios earned a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D in Energy Engineering (nuclear reactor safety), both from the University of Stuttgart.
In his role as Managing Director of the IEEE-SA, Dr. Karachalios will report directly to me and will also serve as a member of the IEEE Management Council. He is now in the process of relocating his family to New Jersey from Europe.
James Prendergast, Ph.D.
Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08855 USA
Phone: +1 732.562.5400
Fax: +1 732.562.6010
IEEE – Advancing Technology for Humanity
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