For the last seven years Mr Mujica has been the Deputy Secretary-General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), prior to which he spent 15 years working for the Government of Chile with the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and as the Director-General of the Chilean National Customs Authority.

Sergio Mujica
Sergio Mujica 

A Chilean national, he has a law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a master’s degree in International Law from the American University in Washington D.C.

“On behalf of the ISO family, I would like to congratulate Mr Sergio Mujica on his appointment as ISO Secretary-General and I look forward to working with him in the future,” said ISO President Dr Zhang Xioagang. 

Mr Mujica takes over from Mr Kevin McKinley, who has been Acting Secretary-General of ISO since August 2015, after spending 12 years as Deputy Secretary-General.

“Mr McKinley has been with ISO since 2003. I would like to thank him for his dedication to the organization and, in particular, his strong and steady leadership during his time as Acting Secretary-General. We wish him all the best for the future,” said Dr Zhang.

“ISO is now in a strong position, and delivering on promises in its Strategy 2016-2020. I wish Mr Mujica every success in helping to achieve the organization’s strategic goal of ‘ISO standards used everywhere’,” said Mr McKinley.