Kenyan businessman Edward Njoroge is the President-elect of the global standards body – International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

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The 65-year-old former KenGen CEO was unanimously backed by the 162 member countries during the ISO General Assembly held in Geneva, Switzerland. He will serve as the President for two years.His term effectively begins in January 2020 until December 2022.Njoroge’s nomination to the World Standards body was backed by Kenya through the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS). He replaces Canadian John Walter, who is the outgoing president.