Raj Nathan is President of the International Accreditation Service, Inc. (IAS). As President, Nathan is responsible for leading the organization's business activities and day-to-day operations.
IAS, a member of the ICC Family of Companies, is a nonprofit, public-benefit corporation that has been providing accreditation services since 1975. IAS accreditation programs are based on recognized national and international standards that ensure domestic and global acceptance of its accreditations.
With over 30 years of experience in business development, operations, accreditation and conformity assessment, Nathan has helped make IAS one of the leading accreditation bodies in the United States. In addition to managing U.S. accreditation activities, he also oversaw the successful expansion of IAS business operations into the Middle East, China, Turkey and South America. Nathan represents IAS before regulatory bodies and professional associations in the U.S. and globally and has also provided training on ISO/IEC standards for technical groups. Nathan has led peer evaluations of national accreditation systems in Japan, India, Singapore, and elsewhere.
Nathan holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Bachelor's degree in Engineering. He resides in Orange County, California.