Governance

Management of the IIR is undertaken by the following three statutory bodies: 

  • The General Conference 
  • The Executive Committee 
  • The Management Committee.

 

The operation of the IIR Statutory Bodies is defined by an International Agreement signed on December 1, 1954, and General Regulations for the Application of the International Agreement signed on November 20, 1956.

 

The Science and Technology Council (STC) coordinates the scientific and technical activities of the Institute.

 

 The General Conference

 

The General Conference defines the general policy of the IIR and consists of representatives appointed by Member Countries.

The General Conference meets once every four years during the IIR International Congress of Refrigeration.

 

The Executive Committee

 

The Executive Committee handles the administrative and financial aspects of the Institute. It meets once a year.

 

It consists of:

  • A President, elected by the General Conference
  • Three to six Vice-Presidents, elected by the General Conference
  • The Delegates of the Member Countries.

 

The Executive Committee meetings also consists of:

  • The President of the General Conference
  • The President of the Science and Technology Council
  • The General Director of the IIR.

The Management Committee

 

 

The Management Committee is responsible for the management of the IIR in between Executive Committee meetings. It meets twice a year.

 

It consists of:

  • A President, who is also President of the Executive Committee
  • Three members elected by the Executive Committee for a 4-year period
  • Three members elected by the Science and Technology Council for a 4-year period.

 

The Management Committee meetings also consist of:

  • The President of the General Conference
  • The President of the Science and Technology Council
  • The General Director of the IIR.

The Science and Technology Council

 

The Science and Technology Council coordinates the scientific and technical activities of the IIR.

These activities are divided into 10 Commissions, which are organised into 5 Sections.

 

The Science and Technology Council consists of:

  • A President
  • Vice-Presidents: Five Section Presidents and, when necessary, a Liaison Executive in relation to the next IIR Congress
  • Ten members: The Presidents of the IIR Commissions.

 

The Science and Technology Council meetings also consist of: 

  • The President of the General Conference
  • The President of the Executive Committee
  • The Vice-Presidents of the Executive Committee
  • The General Director of the IIR.