Assigning, Controlling and Coordinating Responsibilities
The Organizational Structure of WAITRO
The General Assembly
The Executive Board
The WAITRO Executive Board constitutes the President, two Vice-Presidents, and five Regional Representatives from Asia and the Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and Europe. Elected by the General Assembly for a term of two years, board members are serving WAITRO voluntary to guide the Association’s activities. Executive Board Meetings are organized by the Secretariat twice a year. During those meetings, Executive Board members approve the financial statements and endorse the work programs and budget plans for the upcoming period. In November 2019, the WAITRO Executive Board will meet again in Botswana.
The WAITRO Secretariat coordinates and manages the activities and services of the Association. In 2018, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft was appointed to host the WAITRO Secretariat, after it had successfully been hosted at SIRIM Berhad in Malaysia for 16 years. Under the leadership of the new Secretary-General, Dr Eckart Bierdümpel, two WAITRO Offices in Europe and Asia are in charge of the day-to-day business of the Association. The new Secretary-General of WAITRO and his staff in Germany and China are committed to leading the Association through the next chapter and lifting WAITRO to the next level.
WAITRO Office Germany
The WAITRO Office Germany is located in Sankt Augustin at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.
WAITRO Office China
The WAITRO Office China is located in Nanjing at the Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute (JITRI).