Dr Yosr Allouche will become the first woman to hold the role of director general of the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR).
The 39 year old will replace Didier Coulomb, who will be stepping down from the role after 20 years. Dr Allouche, a Norwegian-Tunisian refrigeration scientist, will officially take the lead of the IIR during the second semester of 2024.
Allouche said she was honoured to succeed the many emblematic leading figures of the IIR.
Allouche holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Porto (Portugal) and was a scientist at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.