Trond Sollie appointed IEC Ambassador
Nemko senior advisor Trond Sollie has been appointed IEC Ambassador by the Executive Committee in the International Electrotechnical Commission for a two-year term. Sollie is now one of eight IEC Ambassadors, selected for their proven track record of explaining the benefits of the IEC. He is an expert within the field, known also for his skills as a communicator.
Sollie will be working closely with conformity assessment among the countries in the IEC affiliate country programme, which is aimed at developing countries, offering a form of participation in the IEC with reduced membership fees. It results in increased awareness and adoption of IEC International Standards in developing and newly industrialized countries, and the removal of technological barriers.
For more than 30 years, Sollie has worked with conformity assessment activities in various industrial contexts, both in Norway and internationally. He has been paramount in building relationships across organisations and borders. He has also been active in the management of the international IECEE/CB scheme for many years. Until recently, he was Board Chairman of the Norwegian standards body NEK and President of the Norwegian IEC National Committee and IECEE Member Body. He is currently an NEK Board Member and a member of the IEC-CAB (Conformity Assessment Board). He also provides consulting to authorities/bodies of several countries on conformity assessment matters.
Nemko has benefitted from Sollie’s expertise, network and enthusiasm for more than three decades. Prior to his role as a senior advisor for Nemko, he was a Senior Vice President, responsible for international cooperation. He has been instrumental in developing the successful Nemko Direct programs that offer clients worldwide market access for their products, within both the electrical and telecommunications/radio product areas.