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.


Operator Member Directors

Nick Baustert Chair of GCF Board | Sprint

Mauro Ficaccio Telecom Italia

Krishna Iyer Verizon

Carlos Pedraz Rodriguez Telefonica

Ma Shuai China Mobile

Hajo Schulze Vodafone


Manufacturer Member Directors

Stoyan Baev Samsung

Amelia Carta Zebra Technologies

Denis Chabot Sierra Wireless

Giulio Comar u-blox

Scott Fischel Qualcomm

Lauri Söderbacka Huawei


Steering Group Chair & Vice Chair

Tim Evans SG Chair | NTT DOCOMO

Roy Church SG Vice Chair | Samsung


Non-Executive Directors

Thami Elidrissi 7layers (for GCF Test Labs)

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

Ian Pannell GSMA

Vikram Tiwathia COAI