Due to the exiting of Jan König / Germany (Secretary), Alexander Burkov / Russia, Antoine Maignan / France, Marisol Martín-González / Spain (Chair ECT2014), Gao Min / UK and Sascha Populoh / Switzerland from the ETS board, six ETS board director positions were up for election at the 14th European Conference on Thermoelectrics held in Lisboa / Portugal on September 21-23, 2016. The successful candidates were:
- Alexander Burkov / Russia
- Bertrand Lenoir / France
- Jan König / Germany
- Antoine Maignan / France
- Gao Min / UK
- Peter Franz Rogl / Austria
All candidates accepted their election.
Jan König was reappointed secretary.