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
Dong-il (Dan) Cho President Email to Dong-il (Dan) Cho KR
Maria Prandini President-Elect Email to Maria Prandini IT
Hajime Asama Immediate Past President Email to Hajime Asama JP
Carlos Eduardo Pereira Vice-President (Technical Board) Email to Carlos Eduardo Pereira BR
Richard D. Braatz Vice-President (Conference Board) Email to Richard D. Braatz US
Sarah K. Spurgeon Vice-President (Publications Board) Email to Sarah K. Spurgeon GB
Dimitri Peaucelle Vice-President (Operations) Email to Dimitri Peaucelle FR
Silvia Mastellone Vice-President (Finances) Email to Silvia Mastellone CH
Kevin Brooks Ex officio Email to Kevin Brooks ZA
Mary Doyle-Kent Ex officio Email to Mary Doyle-Kent IE
Steffi Knorn Ex officio Email to Steffi Knorn DE
Ming Cao Ordinary Member Email to Ming Cao NL
C.L. Philip Chen Ordinary Member Email to C.L. Philip Chen CN
Denis Dochain Ordinary Member Email to Denis Dochain BE
Shuzhi Sam Ge Ordinary Member Email to Shuzhi Sam Ge SG
Karl Henrik Johansson Ordinary Member Email to Karl Henrik Johansson SE
Sabine Mondie Cuzange Ordinary Member Email to Sabine Mondie Cuzange MX
Brett Ninness Ordinary Member Email to Brett Ninness AU
Christian Ott Ordinary Member Email to Christian Ott AT
Ivan Petrovic Ordinary Member Email to Ivan Petrovic HR
Matilde Santos Penas Ordinary Member Email to Matilde Santos Penas ES
Yang Shi Ordinary Member Email to Yang Shi CA
Bidyadhar Subudhi Ordinary Member Email to Bidyadhar Subudhi IN


Upon retirement from his/her IFAC office or any time thereafter, any IFAC official 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 Email to Pedro Albertos ES
Frank Allgower Advisor Email to Frank Allgower DE
Brian D.O. Anderson Advisor Email to Brian D.O. Anderson AU
Tamer Basar Advisor Email to Tamer Basar US
Sergio Bittanti Advisor Email to Sergio Bittanti IT
Ian K. Craig Advisor Email to Ian K. Craig ZA
Francis J. Doyle III Advisor Email to Francis J. Doyle III US
Peter Fleming Advisor Email to Peter Fleming GB
Lino Guzzella Advisor Email to Lino Guzzella CH
Abraham Haddad Advisor Email to Abraham Haddad US
Gusztav Hencsey Advisor Email to Gusztav Hencsey HU
Rolf Isermann Advisor Email to Rolf Isermann DE
Alberto Isidori Advisor Email to Alberto Isidori IT
Stephen J. Kahne Advisor Email to Stephen J. Kahne US
Hidenori Kimura Advisor Email to Hidenori Kimura JP
Vladimir Kucera Advisor Email to Vladimir Kucera CZ
Wook Hyun Kwon Advisor Email to Wook Hyun Kwon KR
Lennart Ljung Advisor Email to Lennart Ljung SE
John Lygeros Advisor Email to John Lygeros CH
Iven Mareels Advisor Email to Iven Mareels AU
Michael K. Masten Advisor Email to Michael K. Masten US
Kurt Schlacher Advisor Email to Kurt Schlacher AT
Paul M.J. Van den Hof Advisor Email to Paul M.J. Van den Hof NL
Janan Zaytoon Advisor Email to Janan Zaytoon FR


Name Position Email Country
Dimitri Peaucelle Secretary Email to Dimitri Peaucelle FR