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 five Non-Executive Directors may also be appointed.


Operator Member Directors

Nick Baustert Chair of GCF Board | Sprint

Hajo Schulze Vodafone

Mauro Ficaccio Telecom Italia

Krishna Iyer Verizon

Ma Shuai China Mobile

Carlos Pedraz Rodriguez Telefonica


Manufacturer Member Directors

Stoyan Baev Samsung

Denis Chabot Sierra Wireless

Graham Brand Intel

Lauri Söderbacka Huawei

Scott Fischel Qualcomm


Steering Group Chair & Vice Chair

Roy Church SG Chair | Samsung

Tim Evans SG Vice Chair | NTT DOCOMO


Non-Executive Directors

Ian Pannell GSMA

Vikram Tiwathia COAI