Council and Advisors


The Council is responsible to the General Assembly for the management of the Federation. It receives its mandate from the General Assembly and reports to it on the state of the Federation not less frequently than at each Triennial Congress.

Subject only to the directions of the General Assembly, the Council will formulate the policies of the Federation, in relation to the world community of control engineers, the National Member Organizations, intergovernmental and other non-governmental international professional organizations. It shall develop the long-term plans of the Federation for approval by the General Assembly and shall instruct the various boards and committees of IFAC accordingly.

The Council shall direct and supervise the functioning of the Federation, including both the technical and the executive activities. It will delegate particular functions to the appropriate boards and committees and will from time to time receive activity reports from those boards and committees.


Name Position Email Country
Hajime Asama President JP
Dong-il (Dan) Cho President-Elect KR
Frank Allgower Immediate Past President DE
Carlos Eduardo Pereira Vice-President (Technical Board) BR
Maria Prandini Vice-President (Conference Board) IT
Sarah K. Spurgeon Vice-President (Publications Board) GB
Dimitri Peaucelle Vice-President (Operations) FR
John Lygeros Vice-President (Finances) CH
Mary Doyle-Kent Ex officio IE
Tariq Samad Ex officio US
Denis Dochain Ordinary Member BE
Emilia Fridman Ordinary Member IL
Huijun Gao Ordinary Member CN
Ravi Gudi Ordinary Member IN
Karl Henrik Johansson Ordinary Member SE
Marga Marcos Ordinary Member ES
Jaime Alberto Moreno Perez Ordinary Member MX
Brett Ninness Ordinary Member AU
Kristin Y. Pettersen Ordinary Member NO
Jacquelien Scherpen Ordinary Member NL
Alexander M. Tarasyev Ordinary Member RU
Dawn Tilbury Ordinary Member US


Upon retirement from his/her IFAC office or any time thereafter, any Council Member may be appointed by the President as an Advisor of IFAC. Such an appointment may be for life.

IFAC Advisors may be consulted by the active Executive Officers on any matter related to the Federation or given special assignments as the President deems appropriate.


Name Position Email Country
Pedro Albertos Advisor ES
Brian D.O. Anderson Advisor AU
Tamer Basar Advisor US
Sergio Bittanti Advisor IT
Ian K. Craig Advisor ZA
Francis J. Doyle III Advisor US
Peter Fleming Advisor GB
Janos Gertler Advisor US
Roger Goodall Advisor GB
Lino Guzzella Advisor CH
Abraham Haddad Advisor US
Gusztav Hencsey Advisor HU
Rolf Isermann Advisor DE
Alberto Isidori Advisor IT
Stephen J. Kahne Advisor US
Hidenori Kimura Advisor JP
Vladimir Kucera Advisor CZ
Wook Hyun Kwon Advisor KR
Lennart Ljung Advisor SE
Mohamed Mansour Advisor CH
Iven Mareels Advisor AU
Michael K. Masten Advisor US
Kurt Schlacher Advisor AT
Tibor Vamos Advisor HU
Paul M.J. Van den Hof Advisor NL
Janan Zaytoon Advisor FR


Name Position Email Country
Dimitri Peaucelle Secretary FR