IEEE has a dual complementary regional and technical structure with organizational units based on geography and technical focus. It manages a separate organizational unit (IEEE-USA) which recommends policies and implements programs specifically intended to benefit the members, the profession, and the public in the United States.


IEEE is organized into:

IEEE leadership

The voting membership of IEEE elects a new President each year, who serves for three years, first as President-elect, then as President and CEO, and finally as Past President. IEEE Presidents also serve on the two top-tier IEEE governing bodies.

IEEE employees

IEEE has more than 1,000 employees who support various IEEE activities. The Executive Director is the full-time Chief Operating Officer.

The Management Council is comprised of the Executive Director and the senior executives who collectively manage all aspects of IEEE staff operations.

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