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Board of Directors

According to the Statutes of the Association:

The Board of Directors shall consist of five (5) to fifteen (15) representatives from Full Members, being understood that each Full Member shall present no more than one (1) of its representatives for election as a member of the Board of Directors.

a) The Board of Directors’ members are elected at a General Meeting for one year, re-election is possible.

b) Each Director shall be an employee or representative of a Full Member company.

    • Tony Field

      Chairman of the Board of Directors

      Represents ITRON.

      Tony has worked in the metering industry for over 17 years with a focus on the UK market and more latterly a global responsibility for some standardisation topics within Itron. Tony has worked within the UK smart metering program since its inception, holding several participatory and leadership positions within the industry, including Chair of BEAMA Smart Metering Group Technical Committee, and representing BEAMA in various standardisation committees, industry and government working groups. Tony has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the DLMS UA since November 2016 and prior to this appointment served as a Director Alternate of the ZigBee Alliance.

    • Peter Jensen

      Chairman of the Strategy and Marketing Standing Committee

      Represents EDF.

      Mr. Peter Jensen joined the EDF Group in 2007 where he currently holds positions in EDF’s Research & Development division as a Senior Researcher and Project Manager. He has a senior advisory role in smart metering and smart grid projects for the EDF Group. Before joining EDF, Mr. Jensen has held positions as project manager and advanced development manager for more than 15 years in the test & measurement business. Mr. Jensen has been involved in standardisation work within IEC TC13 and DLMS UA for over 10 years and received the IEC « 1906 award » in 2016.

    • Giovanni Riboldi

      Chairman of Test and Certification Committee

      Represents Goerlitz and Euro DCS.

      He is also responsible for CTT sales.

    • Milan Kozole

      Chairman of the Technical Committee

      Represents Iskraemeco.

    • Jani Maaranen

      Chairman of the Finance and Management Committee

      Represents Landis + Gyr.

      Education: Jyväskylä University, Master of Science: Applied Physics

      Professional experience:

      2008 – present: Product management

      Product management for Landis+Gyr Energy measurement devices and products in EMEA, Smart meters. Record of accomplishment on portfolio analysis, specification, planning and management for major smart meter roll out products. Strong operational experience on EMEA wide market and technology analysis, regulation, and impact facilitation to smart meter implementation. Contributor to smart Landis + Gyr smart metering platforms.

      2007 -2008: Architect, data collection and control

      Facilitation of technical solutions to large scale AMM solutions for target markets. Modernisation and componentisation of head end system architecture. Facilitation of optimisation, scalability, and interfacing of the smart energy systems to the smart meters.

      2006-2008: Senior test designer

      Design, execution and reporting of the smart meter functional testing in solution environments.

      2004-2006: Test designer

      Embedded device testing, smart residential meters.

      International experience: Board of Directors of DLMS UA 2017.

      Languages: English: Full professional proficiency, Finnish: Native, Swedish: Elementary, German: Elementary.



    • Thierry Vernet


      Represents SAGEM.

    • Inigo Larumbe Cabanas


      Represents Iberdrola.

      Mr. Larumbe has been working since 2000 with smart metering matters. First involved in primary substation and C&I customers and then covering the massive smart metering deployment in Spain with almost 19 million meters with PLC PRIME and DLMS solutions for residential market. Nowadays he is leading the Global Smart Metering department within Iberdrola Group following a clear roadmap, interoperable and interchangeable solutions through the use of open standards. Iberdrola Group is based on different areas, the UK, Spain, the US and Brazil.

    • Larry Colton



      Larry has been working in the utility industry for more than 25 years with utilities, AMI and smart grid vendors and consultants in many diļ¬€erent countries throughout the world. He has worked in a number of positions associated with distribution networks, transmission systems and generation facilities. Most recently, Larry has been focused on smart grid and smart metering related projects. Larry has received several patents associated with advanced metering and communication systems, and he has participated in various standardization committees and industry working groups, including IEC, ETSI, DLMS UA, NEMA and IEEE, associated with the development of public and industry standards. Larry has also been on the Board of Directors for ESMIG and SMMAA.

    • Sumeet Jhanji


      Represents Secure Meters.

      Sumeet joined Secure Meters Group in 1990 and is currently working as a Senior Project Manager delivering Smart Metering projects in the UK. He has enriched utility industry experience through technology driven global business, mainly related to Smart Metering and Smart Grid applications. Over the years, experience has been gained in Technology and Business functions while based in the UK (since 1998) and earlier in India.

      Most recent experience in the UK, since 2007, has been towards Smart Metering and Smart Grid engagements in the market through managing Smart Metering projects for Energy retailers, including delivery, integration of relevant Smart Metering technologies & systems and provisioning of managed services.

      Previous experience includes Product Management and development of smart metering technology platforms involving exposure to semiconductor industry, for strategic selection of appropriate micro-controllers and application specific semiconductors. 

      Hands-on technology experience gained through software development related to real-time embedded systems for energy metering applications utilising skills from electronics, electrical, communications, software engineering and digital signal processing implementation. As part of technology evolution, worked closely with the inventor of CALMU technology, John Fielden, in developing next generation metering platform for global markets. 

      Sumeet is a graduate in Electronics Engineering and a post-graduate with MBA.

    • Stephane Mallem


      Represents Cahors Group.

      Stephane Mallem joined Cahors Group in 1993 and has been working for twenty-five years on the development of Smart Grid and Smart Metering products including twisted pair, power line and radio technology.

    • Viktória Varjú

      Secretary of Board of Directors

      She holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and worked for the Hungarian Telecommunications company.

      She works for the DLMS UA since 2010. She is responsible for investigating test reports and issuing Certifications.

      She also helps with editing the DLMS/COSEM specification, organizing the presence of the DLMS UA at trade shows organizing meetings of the Association.

      Since 2016, she is also the Secretary of the Board of Directors.