Vision & Mission


Publication: 2013-02-16


GS1 is dedicated to the design and implementation of global standards and solutions to improve the efficiency and visibility of supply and demand chains globally and across sectors.

The GS1 system of standards is the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world.


Name:Owen Ambur


Name:GS1 - The Global Language of Business


GS1 is an international not-for-profit association with Member Organisations in over 100 countries.


  • GS1 Management Board MembersGovernance -- GS1 is governed by a management board composed of key leaders and drivers from multi-nationals, retailers, manufacturers and GS1 Member Organisations. As a result, the GS1 management board has a global, multi-sectorial make-up. EPCglobal Inc. and GS1 GDSN Inc. have separate management boards.

  • Mr José LopezExecutive Vice President of Operations & GLOBE, Nestlé -- Chairman

  • Timothy SmuckerChairman, The J. M. Smucker Company -- Vice-Chairman

  • Robert (Bob) CarpenterPresident & Chief Executive Officer, GS1 US

  • Atsunobu AgataVP Information Technology & President Integrated Business Services, AEON

  • Rakesh BiyaniDirector & CEO of Retail, Future Group

  • Kevin M. DoughertyGroup VP & Chief Supply Chain Officer, The Kroger Company

  • Rollin L. FordExecutive VP and Chief Administration Officer, Wal-Mart Stores

  • Werner GeisslerVice Chairman Global Operations, The Procter & Gamble Company

  • Carlos Mario GiraldoPresident of Retail Business Operations, Almacenes Éxito SA

  • Sonny KingCEO, Advantage Sales & Marketing

  • Meinrad LuganMember of the Board of Management, B. Braun Melsungen

  • Silvester MachoCIO, METRO Group

  • Rodney McMullenPresident & COO, The Kroger Company

  • Mike McNamaraOperations Development & IT Director, Tesco

  • Joseph PhiGlobal President Logistics, Li & Fung

  • Pier-Luigi SigismondiChief Supply Chain Officer, Unilever

  • David Calleja UrryCEO, GS1 Malta

  • Miguel Ángel PeraltaCEO, GS1 Mexico

  • Miguel LoperaPresident & CEO, GS1

  • Mr Michel EeckhoutEVP, Delhaize

  • Maria PalazzoloCEO, GS1 Australia

  • Pierre GeorgetCEO, GS1 France

  • Jörg PretzelCEO, GS1 Germany

  • Hiromu UenoCEO & Senior Executive Director, GS1 Japan

  • Mr Arthur SmithCEO, GS1 Canada

  • Mr Philippe LambotteSenior Vice President Global Supply Chain Management, Merck Inc.

  • Mr Daniel MyersExecutive Vice President Integrated Supply Chain, Mondelez International

  • Mr John GilbertCEO Americas, DHL Exel Supply Chain