Industry Advisory Forum

The CEN and CENELEC Industry Advisory Forum (IAF)

The IAF was established in 2018, providing a platform for a direct dialogue on standardization with the industry, under the leadership of the CEN and CENELEC Vice-Presidents Policy.

The IAF acts as a sounding board on strategic standardization priority topics for industry and proposes recommendations on which CEN and CENELEC can further act. The objective is to ensure that the CEN and CENELEC deliverables and activities provide an agile and innovative response and support European industry and market needs for a resilient and sustainable system.


The first mandate of the IAF (2018-2021) provided CEN and CENELEC governing bodies and relevant groups with an industry perspective, its needs and challenges regarding strategic issues such as the New Legislative Framework, the Construction Product Regulation, the Cooperation with other SDOs, the Digitalization of Industries, the Standards development processes & digitalization of standards, etc.


The second mandate officially kicked-off in March 2022 for 3 years, gathering 18 high-level industry representatives from diverse sectors, with strategic knowledge and experience as to particularly support the implementation of the CEN and CENELEC Strategy 2030 objectives and projects.

All members of the IAF have been nominated for a three-year mandate (2022-2025), renewable once:

  • Ilari AHO, Vice President for Sustainability & Regulatory Affairs, Uponor Corporation
  • Arnold BITNER, Co-CEO & Co-founder, Modelwise
  • Koen COBBAERT, Senior Manager Quality, Standards and Regulations, Philips
  • Bruno COSTES,  Senior Director Institutional Relations and Standardization, Airbus France
  • Wim DE KESEL, Group Vice President Product Standardization and Regulation, Legrand / CECAPI
  • Karsten DUER, Director of Standardisation and Product Regulation, VELUX Group
  • Laura FRISK, Research Manager, Danfoss drives
  • Yann FROMONT, Vice President for Standardisation & Industrial Affairs Strategy , Schneider Electric / T&D Europe / IAF Chair
  • Claus GARN, Group Vice President Product Management and Regulatory Affairs, ROCKWOOL Group
  • Jon KOENZ, Head of Industry Affairs, Siemens Smart Infrastructure / Euralarm
  • Anders LINDBERG, Director Research & Development Cooperation Office, Scania CV
  • Magnus MADFORS, Vice-President Standardization and Industry Europe, Ericsson / IAF Vice-Chair
  • Arian MONEM, Manager Standardization & Regulatory Affairs, STIHL Tirol
  • Maria MORENO, Director Contracting, International and Technical, SEOPAN (Spanish Association of Infrastructure Contractors and Concessionaires)
  • Bert NAGTEGAAL, Policy Advisor - Regulation, standardization and certification, FME (Federation of enterprises in the technological industrial sector) / Orgalim
  • Jack SEMPLE, Secretary, Engineering and Machinery Alliance
  • Andrea SCALIA, Head of Innovation, Network and Cohesion Projects, Confartigianato Imprese (SMEs confederation for Craft Trade)
  • Andreas STARKE, General Manager IP & Standards, HARTING Stiftung & Co


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