President

The President, nominated by the Council and elected by the General Assembly, legally represents the Federation. IFAC had twenty-one Presidents thus far:

  • 1957-1958 Harold Chestnut (US)
  • 1958-1960 Aleksander M. Letov (SU)
  • 1960-1963 Eduard Gerecke (CH)
  • 1963-1966 John F. Coales (UK)
  • 1966-1969 Pawel J. Nowacki (PL)
  • 1969-1972 Victor Broida (FR)
  • 1972-1975 John C. Lozier (US)
  • 1975-1978 Uolevi A. Luoto (FI)
  • 1978-1981 Yoshikazu Sawaragi (JP)
  • 1981-1984 Tibor Vamos (HU)
  • 1984-1987 Manfred Thoma (DE)
  • 1987-1990 Boris Tamm (SU)
  • 1990-1993 Brian D.O. Anderson (AU)
  • 1993-1996 Stephen J. Kahne (US)
  • 1996-1999 Yong-Zai Lu (CN)
  • 1999–2002 Pedro Albertos (ES)
  • 2002-2005 Vladimir Kucera (CZ)
  • 2005-2008 Wook Hyun Kwon (KR)
  • 2008-2011 Alberto Isidori (IT)
  • 2011-2014 Ian Craig (ZA)
  • 2014-2017 Janan Zaytoon (FR)
  • 2017-2020 Frank Allgöwer (DE)