Konstantinos Karachalios is the Managing Director of the IEEE-Standards Association. His expertise is in public policy, strategic planning, and the non-for-profit sector. He created and led the International Academy. He has also worked for the Department of Technical Assistance to the Middle East and Africa and the Bureau for Public Policy Issues at the European Patent Office (EPO). He has a PhD in Energy Engineering (Nuclear Reactor Safety) and a Master in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Stuttgart.