ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France – 15 November 2012

ETSI members have re-appointed Mr Dirk Weiler as chair of the ETSI General Assembly for a second term of office. The vice-chairs, Mr Klaus Tillmann and Mr Kari Marttinen, were also re-appointed to their positions.

At the 60th General Assembly of ETSI, held on 13-14 November 2012 in Mandelieu, France, the members of ETSI have decided to re-appoint Mr Dirk Weiler of Nokia Siemens Networks as chair of the ETSI General Assembly for a second term of office until November 2014.

At the same time, the two outgoing vice-chairs of the General Assembly, Mr Kari Marttinen of TeliaSonera and Mr Klaus Tillmann of NORMAPME, have also had their positions renewed for the same period.

The General Assembly is the highest authority of the Institute, It meets twice yearly and is made up of the entire ETSI membership. The chair and vice chairs are elected for a two-year term of office and can serve a maximum of two consecutive terms.

Dirk Weiler is Head of Standards Management in Nokia Siemens Networks. He has been a member of the ETSI Board and has served as chair of the ETSI IPR Special Committee since 2008. Dirk is also the ETSI representative to the European Commission's ICT standardization policy Multi-Stakeholder Platform. In addition to his ETSI roles, Dirk is a member of the German DIN Presidential Committee FOKUS.ICT and Vice Chair of the German ICT industry association BITKOM Working Group on standardization.

Kari Marttinen is Director of Corporate Standardization Coordination for TeliaSonera, representing TeliaSonera at ETSI, 3GPP and the GSMA. Previously Kari has served as Chair of the GSM Association and on the GSMA Executive Committee. In TeliaSonera, prior to this in Sonera and Telecom Finland, Kari has held senior management positions responsible for mobile services in Finland and abroad.

Klaus Tillmann is Secretary General of NORMAPME, the European Office of Crafts, Trades and Small and Medium sized Enterprises for Standardization. Elected to this position in 2010, Klaus had previously represented SME interests in standardization and beyond in various German organizations.

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