The IEEE Region 8 Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Subcommittee is soliciting nominations for IEEE Region 8 Officers

IEEE volunteers have an important role in all different levels the organization has. From leadership positions, to executive and opinion-matter positions to be listened to. As we have previously mentioned here in IEEE Region 8 Today IEEE Volunteers are the beating heart of IEEE.

IEEE is divided in 10 big geographical Regions, with IEEE Region 8 covering Europe – Middle East and Africa. Every Region of IEEE has its own Operating Committee (OpCom). As it is described in the IEEE Region 8 Operations Manual, “The Region 8 Committee Officers form the Region 8 OpCom, and comprise the Director, Director-Elect, Past Director, Secretary, Treasurer and the three Vice Chairs for Member Activities, Student Activities and Technical Activities.” The responsibilities of the IEEE members in these high hierarchical positions are huge, since they are those managing the smooth operation of the whole Region.

If you are interested in serving in a leadership position for IEEE Region 8 as described above applying and enhancing your soft skills, then this is your time, since the IEEE Region 8 Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Subcommittee is soliciting nominations for the following leadership positions: Secretary, Treasurer, Vice Chair, Member Activities, Vice Chair, Student Activities, Vice Chair, Technical Activities.

Additionally, the Region 8 N&A Subcommittee is also soliciting nominations for the members of the 2021-2022 IEEE Region 8 Nominations and Appointments Subcommittee. Candidates must fulfil one of the following criteria at the time of their election (see the Region 8 Operations Manual, section R8-6.1.2):

  • be a Section Chair in office
  • have been a Section Chair within the past 3 years
  • have been a Section Chair and currently holding an elected or appointed position of the R8 Committee.

The deadline for all nominations is 25 May 2020, and nominations should be send at Margaretha Eriksson, Chair of the IEEE Region 8 Nominations and Appointments Subcommittee, at and to the rest of the R8 N&A SC members at

Anyone interested, should fill the IEEE Region 8 Nomination form (available at the IEEE Region 8 website in the ‘Documents’ section).

All officers will be elected at the second Region 8 Committee meeting of this year, 2020, which as of today is scheduled for August 21-22, 2020. The Region 8 Committee members and all the nominees will be informed about the recommended slate of candidates for officers 5-6 weeks prior to the meeting.

For all further details, including petition processes, please refer to the IEEE Region 8 Bylaws and the IEEE Region 8 Operations Manual.