ISTQB® – Marketing Working Group - Update

Elections took place at the Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) General Assembly in March 2010. Below are the results from the Rio de Janeiro ISTQB® General Assembly for the Governance Officer, Governance Vice Officer, Working Group Chairs and Vice Chairs.



Governance Officer: Rex Black

Governance Vice Officer: Bernard Homés


Glossary Working Group

Glossary WG Chair: Erik van Veenendaal

Glossary WG Vice Chair: Paul Jorgensen


Foundation Level Working Group

Foundation WG Chair: Thomas Mueller

Foundation WG Vice Chair: Debra Friedenberg


Advanced Level Working Group

Advanced WG Chair: Bernard Homes

Advanced WG Vice Chair: Mike Smith


Expert Level Working Group

Expert WG Chair: Graham Bath

Expert WG Vice Chair: Erik van Veenendaal


Exam Working Group

Exam WG Chair: Graeme Mackenzie

Exam WG Vice Chair: Mette Bruhn-Pedersen


Processes Working Group

Processes WG Chair: Wojciech Jaszcz

Processes WG Vice Chair: Tal Pe'er


Marketing Working Group

Marketing WG Chair: Sharon Robson

New member Boards – Egypt

The ISTQB® General Assembly approves the application of a new Member Board – Egypt.

New member Boards – Sri Lanka

The ISTQB® General Assembly approves the application of a new Member Board - Sri Lanka.

Yaron Tsubery from Israel is the new president of ISTQB®!

ISTQB®, the International Software Testing Qualifications Board, has chosen Mr. Yaron Tsubery, Director of QA & Testing Manager at Comverse, Israel to be its new elected president for 2009-2010.

Representatives from over 40 national testing boards cooperate in ISTQB® to set the global standard for the training and certification of software testers worldwide. More than 115,000 professional have already been certified according to the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation and Advanced Level standard.

The last quarterly meeting of ISTQB® was held in Sydney, Australia on Thursday 26th of March. During this meeting elections for the new Executive Board for ISTQB® were conducted.

Mr. Yaron Tsubery is Director of QA & Testing Manager at Comverse Israel and has been working in Comverse for the last 8 years, out of 20 years experience in IT. More in ISTQB® elections: Chris Carter from the Australia/New Zealand Testing board was elected Vice President. Horst Pohlmann from the German Testing Board was re-elected as Treasurer and Robert Dankanin, from the Czech and Slovak Board is the new elected Secretary.

The new executive positions take over from Rex Black (President), Erik van Veenendaal (Vice President) and Chris Carter (Secretary). The ISTQB® General Assembly thanks Rex and Eric for their work and wish the new ISTQB® Executives good luck in the next two years of their terms.

New member Boards – Belarus, Jordan, Singapore

The ISTQB® General Assembly approves the application of 3 new Member Boards, further expanding the presence of ISTQB world-wide - Belarus, Jordan, Singapore

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