Since 1 February 2013, DDr. Elisabeth Stampfl-Blaha has been the managing director of Austrian Standards. She has been working at Austrian Standards since 1988, first as head of the divisions International Relations, Law and Organization and Human Resources; in 1998 she was appointed deputy managing director. Since early 2012, she has been vice-president of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) at which she already served on the Council from 2004 to 2006.
She studied law and economics in Vienna and Lausanne and, among others, worked as a research fellow at the Institute of Constitutional and Administrative Law of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.
Elisabeth Stampfl-Blaha was awarded the Decoration of Merit in Gold of the Republic of Austria in 1996, is the author of specialized publications, teaches at the University of Linz, the Law Department of the University of Vienna and at the Danube University Krems and is a consultant for projects in Central and Eastern Europe.