At the beginning of the year, Ms. Doreen Bogdan-Martin became ITU’s 12th Secretary-General since it was designated a UN specialized agency in 1947. She is also the first woman to head the organization since its establishment in 1865.
Member States elected Ms. Bogdan-Martin as Secretary-General in September at ITU’s Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-22) in Bucharest, Romania. She comes to the post from ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau, where she had served as Director since 2019. As the Secretary-General, Ms. Bogdan-Martin assumes a new role as a Co-Vice Chair of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development.
Ms. Bogdan-Martin has served as the Executive Director of the Broadband Commission since its inception, guiding the Commission in its mission towards a fully connected world that harnesses the power of broadband to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
We are thrilled to welcome ITU Secretary-General, Ms. Bogdan-Martin taking the helm at the Commission and look forward to continued leadership and dedication to multistakeholder cooperation and partnership in closing the digital-divide.