Board of Directors

The International ISBN Agency Board meets twice a year to discuss the key issues which affect the ISBN system and to report on projects that the agency is involved in or which are relevant to its operations. There are eight elected members of the Board of the International ISBN Agency:

  • Ronald Schild (Chairman) - Germany ISBN Agency 
  • Carol Riccalton (Vice Chair) - European Union Organisations ISBN Agency
  • Beat Barblan (Treasurer) - United States of America ISBN Agency
  • Piero Attanasio (Past Chairman) - Italy ISBN Agency
  • Jamshid Farahani - Sweden ISBN Agency
  • Miguel Jiménez - Spain ISBN Agency
  • Alenka Kanič - Slovenia ISBN Agency
  • Jon Windus - United Kingdom ISBN Agency

There are also five ex officio Board members:

  • José Borghino - International Publishers’ Association 
  • Henri Barthel - GS1 
  • María Isabel Deaza Pérez - CERLALC 
  • Sophie Saint-Marc - European & International Booksellers’ Federation 
  • Neil Wilson - International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions