The General Assembly

The General Assembly (GA) is the highest decision-making body in ETSI. It is responsible for:

  • Determining our overall policy and strategy
  • Agreeing budgets
  • Dealing with membership issues
  • Appointing the members of the ETSI Board
  • Appointing the Director General
  • Appointing the Finance Committee members
  • Endorsing external agreements
  • Approving changes to our Statutes and Rules of Procedure

The GA delegates routine business and specific activities – including day-to-day management of our technical work – to the ETSI Board.

The ETSI Directives provide full details about the role and responsibilities of the GA.

Membership and meetings

All members of ETSI are members of the GA and are invited to attend the meetings. Representatives of the European Commission (EC) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) attend as counsellors. They offer valuable advice but have no right to vote.

GA officials

 Neviana Nikoloski  Vladimir Poulkov  Dominique Wurges

Neviana Nikoloski
General Assembly
Organization: Phonak Communications AG

Vladimir Poulkov
Vice Chairman
General Assembly
Organization: SBS aisbl

Dominique Wurges
Vice Chairman
General Assembly
Organization: Orange

The ETSI Board

The ETSI Board is the executive arm of the General Assembly (GA). The GA has delegated various day-to-day management tasks to the Board including:

  • Overseeing our Work Programme
  • Approving Terms of Reference (ToRs) for our technical committees, ETSI projects and Coordination groups
  • Endorsing the appointment of technical committee chairmen
  • Approving resources and ToRs for Specialist Task Forces
  • Advising the GA on budget and finance issues

The ETSI Directives provide full details about the role and responsibilities of the Board.

Board members

The Board comprises elected, and ex-officio non-voting, members. The Director-General is an ex-officio non-voting member.

The Chairman of the General Assembly, the ETSI Counsellors, and the Finance Committee Chairman shall have the right to participate in Board meetings, without the right to vote.

Board officials

 Dirk Weiler  Markus Mueck Gabrielle Owen  Nick Sampson
Dirk Weiler
Organization: Nokia Networks
Markus Mueck
Vice Chairman
Organization: Intel Deutschland GmbH
Gabrielle Owen
Vice Chair
Organization: Ministry of
Economic Affairs
Nick Sampson
Vice Chairman Board
& Chairman OCG
Organization: Orange

The Secretariat

The Secretariat is headed by the Director General and four Chief Executive Officers. It comprises about 120 employees who provide technical, administrative and logistical support for all our activities.

It is based at Sophia Antipolis technology park in the south of France. The teams work in a purpose-built main headquarters building and the adjacent Einstein Building.

 Luis Romero adrian scrase   Corinne Elena  Vincent Depagne

Luis Jorge Romero
Director General


Adrian Scrase
Chief Technology

Corinne Elena
Chief Financial 

Vincent Depagne
Chief Information 
IT & Connectivity

For contacts in the Secretariat please refer to our Contact us page.

The work of the Secretariat