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About ComSoc

Elected and appointed leadership: ComSoc’s Board of Governors

Our members are represented by the Board of Governors (BoG), which includes the office of President, Vice President, Members At Large, IEEE Division III Director, and Directors appointed by the President. Our BoG has the honor of representing a worldwide network of professionals as they oversee the work and direction set forth by ComSoc’s Councils via ComSoc  Boards and Committees. Providing ongoing leadership opportunities within our Society, the President, Vice Presidents, and Appointed Officers serve two-year terms  and the Members at Large serve three-year terms. The President-Elect serves a one year term before assuming the office of President. A Nominating Committee selects candidates for elections and all of our members are encouraged to participate.

Presidents

Khaled B. Letaief

Khaled B. Letaief

President

2018-2019

Vincent Chan

Vincent W.S. Chan

President Elect

2019

Vice Presidents (2018-2019)

Nelson Fonseca

Nelson Fonseca

Vice President, Technical and Educational Activities

Stefano Bregni

Stefano Bregni

Vice President, Conferences

Nei Kato

Nei Kato

Vice President, Member and Global Activities

Sherman Shen

Xuemin (Sherman) Shen

Vice President, Publications

Stefano Galli

Stefano Galli

Vice President, Industry and Standards Activities

Members at Large

Lajos Hanzo

Lajos Hanzo

Member at Large

Class 2017-2019

Wanjiun Liao

Wanjiun Liao

Member at Large

Class 2017-2019

David Michelson

David Michelson

Member at Large

Class 2017-2019

Ricardo Veiga

Ricardo Veiga

Member at Large

Class 2017-2019

Gerhard Fettweis

Gerhard Fettweis

Member at Large

Class 2018-2020

Urbashi Mitra

Urbashi Mitra

Member at Large

Class 2018-2020

Ekram Hossain

Ekram Hossain

Member at Large

Class 2018-2020

Wei Zhang

Wei Zhang

Member at Large

Class 2018-2020

Octavia Dobre

Octavia Dobre

Member at Large

Class 2019-2021

Philippa Martin

Philippa Martin

Member at Large

Class 2019-2021

Petar Popovski

Petar Popovski

Member at Large

Class 2019-2021

Chengshan Xiao

Chengshan Xiao

Member at Large

Class 2019-2021

IEEE Division III

Sergio Benedetto Photo

Sergio Benedetto

IEEE Division III Director

2019 (Filling the unexpired term of Vijay Bhargava) & 2020-2021

Appointed Officers (2018-2019)

Robert Fish

Robert Fish

Chief Marketing Officer

Zhi Ding

Zhi Ding

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Roberto de Marca

Roberto de Marca

Parliamentarian

Robert Schober

Robert Schober

Director, Journals

Yuguang (Michael) Fang

Yuguang (Michael) Fang

Director, Magazines

Zhisheng Niu

Zhisheng Niu

Director, Online Content

Joel Rodrigues

Joel Rodrigues

Director, Conference Development

Hikmet Sari

Hikmet Sari

Director, Conference Operations

Fabrizio Granelli

Fabrizio Granelli

Director, Educational Services

Song Guo

Song Guo

Director, Membership Services

Saewoong Bahk

Saewoong Bahk

Director, Asia/Pacific Region

Adlen Ksentini

Adlen Ksentini

Director, Europe, Middle-East, and Africa Region

Lisandro Zambenedetti

​Lisandro Z. Granville

Director, Latin America Region

Wahab Almuhtadi

Wahab Almuhtadi

Director, North America Region

Octavia Dobre

Octavia Dobre

Director, Sister and Related Societies

IEEE Communications Magazine Editor-in-Chief Tarek S. El-Bawab

Tarek S. El-Bawab

Director, Standards Development

Nada Golmie

Nada Golmie

Director, Standardization Programs Development

Tarik Taleb

Tarik Taleb

Director, Technical Committees

Ashutosh Dutta

Ashutosh Dutta

Director, Industry Outreach

Ian Wong

Ian Wong

Director, Industry Communities

Executive Director

Susan Brooks

Susan M. Brooks

Executive Director