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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:

  • 333 local sections in ten geographic regions;
  • more than 2,230 chapters comprised of local members with similar technical interests;
  • 39 societies and ten technical councils that compose ten technical divisions;
  • more than 2500 student branches at colleges and universities in 80 countries;
  • 790 student branch chapters;
  • more than 430 Affinity groups.

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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.


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IEEE Major Boards

Six subordinate boards govern major areas of IEEE interest. Each has an elected volunteer leader.


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IEEE Committees

There are currently 13 committees of the IEEE Board of Directors.


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IEEE Employees

IEEE has approximately 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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