The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has announced the appointment of Sergio Mujica as its new secretary-general, effective July 2017.
For the past seven years, Mujica has been the deputy secretary-general of the World Customs Organization, prior to which he spent 15 years working for the Government of Chile with the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, and as the Director-General of the Chilean National Customs Authority.
A Chilean national, Mujica has a law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a master’s degree in international law from American University in Washington, D.C.
“On behalf of the ISO family, I would like to congratulate Sergio Mujica on his appointment as ISO Secretary-General and I look forward to working with him in the future,” ISO President Dr. Zhang Xioagang said.
Mujica takes over from Kevin McKinley, who has been acting secretary-general of ISO since August 2015, after spending 12 years as deputy secretary-general.
“McKinley has been with ISO since 2003,” Dr. Zhang said. “I would like to thank him for his dedication to the organization and, in particular, his strong and steady leadership during his time as acting secretary-general. We wish him all the best for the future.”
McKinley said ISO is now in a strong position and is delivering on promises in its strategy 2016-2020.
“I wish Mujica every success in helping to achieve the organization’s strategic goal of ‘ISO standards used everywhere,’” McKinley said.