The IEEE announced that the tenure of Stephen Welby, IEEE Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, will conclude on 1 January 2023. Mr. Welby joined IEEE as Executive Director in 2018. Under his leadership, IEEE has continued to expand its influence as a trusted voice in technology, impacting a wide range of technical fields, important standards that improve lives, technology education at every level, and public policy advancements worldwide.

The IEEE Executive Director leads the efforts of approximately 1,100 professional staff members at nine US and overseas locations. Working with the Board of Directors, the position is responsible for contributing to the development of IEEE’s strategy and operationalizing IEEE’s strategic direction.

The IEEE Board has retained Korn Ferry to conduct the search for a new Executive Director. Lorraine Lavet, National Association Practice Leader at Korn Ferry, will conduct the search along with her colleague Paul Pospisil, Senior Client Partner. 

Potential candidates interested in applying for the position should contact Korn Ferry directly at

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