Board of Directors

The Board fulfils the statutory obligations of Global Certification Forum (GCF) Ltd and also oversees matters such as strategic planning, marketing, human resources and financial management. 

The Board is elected by voting members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).  Voting members also approve GCF's annual budget. 

The Board can have up to 14 Executive Directors with six elected by Operator Members and six elected by Manufacturer Members. 

The Chair and Vice-Chair of the Steering Group sit on the Board as Executive Directors. Up to seven Non-Executive Directors may also be appointed.

 

Manufacturer Member Directors

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Denis Chabot Board Chair | Sierra Wireless

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Abdul Rasheed Mohammed Motorola Mobility

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Giulio Comar u-blox

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Lauri Söderbacka Huawei

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Matt Kheder Qualcomm

 

Operator Member Directors

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Danni Song China Mobile

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Doug Roberts Orange

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Hajo Schulze Vodafone

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Ignacio Barandalla Telefonica

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Michael Ruffini Verizon

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Camillo Carlini Telecom Italia

 

Steering Group Chair & Vice Chair

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Tim Evans SG Chair 2022 | NTT DOCOMO

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Roy Church SG Vice Chair 2022 | Samsung

 

Non-Executive Directors

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Alexander Pabst Rohde & Schwarz (for GCF Test Equipment Suppliers)

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Ian Pannell GSMA