IEEE Members Select J. Roberto B. de Marca as 2013 President-Elect
5 October 2012 – J. Roberto B. de Marca, professor, Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has been selected as 2013 IEEE President-Elect. Pending acceptance of the Teller's Committee report by the IEEE Board of Directors in November, de Marca will begin serving as IEEE president on 1 January 2014.
He will succeed 2013 IEEE President Peter W. Staecker, AMP M/A-COM (retired), Massachusetts, USA. The other candidate for 2013 IEEE President-Elect was Tariq S. Durrani, research professor, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom. Both candidates were nominated by the IEEE Board of Directors.
Of the members who voted, 23,229 of voters selected de Marca, and 22,194 of voters selected Durrani.