Organisation and Governance

The organizational structure of the ISI includes: 

  1. The General Assembly
  2. The Associations
  3. The Executive Committee
  4. The Council 
  5. The Standing Committees (Membership Election Committee & Nominations Committee)
  6. The Permanent Office

The ISI is led by an Executive Committee and the Council with the Director of the Permanent Office responsible to the Executive Committee for the implementation of ISI’s activities.

Executive Committee

ISI's Executive Committee is composed of a President, a President-Elect, and four Vice 
Presidents. The Director of the ISI serves as the Secretary to the Executive Committee and attends the meetings of the Executive Committee in that capacity. 

The Executive Committee is responsible for developing in consultation with the Council the policies and programmes of the ISI; implementing the policies and programmes of the ISI; administering ISI financial matters; determining membership fees for organisational and affiliated members; taking all final decisions on application for membership. 

The Executive Committee also convenes the General Assembly meetings; establishes and adapts the By-laws of the ISI after consultation with the Council; appoints the Director; submits the annual report that covers the ISI’s activities and finances to the General Assembly; and takes any decision relating to the acquisition, sale and mortgaging of real estate.


The Council is composed of: 

  • Members of the Executive Committee
  • Presidents of the ISI Associations
  • Immediate ISI Past President
  • A number of ISI members 
  • Director of the ISI
  • Director General of Statistics Netherlands

The Council advises the Executive Committee on the policies and programmes of the ISI; participates in the long-term planning process; assists the Executive Committee in the implementation of policies and programmes when appropriate; establishes and, when necessary, dissolves Committees and Special Interest Groups; and develops operating procedures for ISI Committees and Special Interest Groups. 

Permanent Office

The Permanent Office is composed of a Director and a number of staff members. The Permanent Office executes the strategic priorities of the ISI; is responsible for managing memberships, and carrying out finance administration. It is also in charge of connecting the ISI members, the ISI Executive Committee and Council, the ISI Associations, and Committees. 

Permanent Office works on various fronts to help establish a global standard for ethical statistical practice, connect members, share the most recent developments in statistical techniques and practices, offer high quality scientific content, and support the development of statisticians from around the world.

Meet the team

Executive Committee ( 6 )
Council ( 27 )
Permanent Office ( 10 )
Xuming He, President-Elect
President (2023-2025)
Xuming He
  • Chair, Department of Statistics and Data Science; Deborah Beckmann Kotzubei and Jacob Kotzubei Distinguished Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Board of Trustees, National Institute of Statistical Science (2021-2023)
  • Member of Program Committee, United Nations World Data Forum (2022-2024)
  • Steering Group Member-at-Large, Section U of AAAS (2017-2021)
Fabrizio Ruggeri
President-Elect (2023-2025)
Fabrizio Ruggeri
  • Senior Fellow, Italian National Research Council (CNR IMATI, Milano)
  • Former President of European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS), International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA) and International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics (ISBIS)
  • ISI Vice President (2017-2021)
  • Fellow of American Statistical Association (ASA), ISBA and Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), ENBIS Honorary Member and Zellner Medal recipient
Oliver Chinganya
Vice President (2021-2025)
Oliver Chinganya
  • Director, Africa Centre for Statistics, UN Economic Commission for Africa
  • Chartered Statistician and Chartered Scientist of the Royal Statistical Society 
Kerrie Mengersen
Vice President (2021-2025)
Kerrie Mengersen
  • Distinguished Professor, Queensland University of Technology, 
  • Invited Member, National Committee for Mathematical Sciences, Australian Academy of Science (AAS)
    (2020 – 2023)
  • Scientific Council Committee, Centre International De Rencontres Mathematiques (CIRM), Marseille, France (2019 – Present)
Denise Britz do Nascimento Silva
Vice-President (2023-2027)
Denise Britz do Nascimento Silva
  • Retired volunteer faculty at the National School of Statistical Sciences (ENCE) of the Brazilian Institute for Geography and Statistics (IBGE) and Senior Associate Researcher at the Society for the Development of Scientific Research (SCIENCE).
  • President, International Association of Survey Statisticians (IASS),
  • Editor, International Statistical Review (ISR), (2014-2022)
  • Vice President, Inter-American Statistical Institute (IASI), 
  • Council Member, Brazilian Statistical Association (ABE), (2010-2014)
Jessica Utts
Vice-President (2023-2027)
Jessica Utts
  • Professor Emerita, Department of Statistics, University of California, Irvine
  • President, American Statistical Association, 2016
  • Vice President, International Association for Statistical Education (IASE), (2011-2013)
  • Chair, ISI Working Group on the International Year of Women in Statistics and Data Science,