Doreen Bogdan-Martin was elected Director of the ITU Telecommunication
Development Bureau on the 1st of November 2018. She took office on the
1st of January 2019.
She is a strategic leader with 30 years of high-level experience in
international and inter-governmental relations. She has a long
history of success in policy and strategy development, analysis and
Ms. Bogdan-Martin serves as Coordinator of the Broadband
Commission for Sustainable Development.
From 2008-2018, she led the Strategic Planning & Membership
Department of ITU.
Ms Bogdan-Martin was responsible for the organization's
strategic planning processes, while also overseeing the organization's
Membership, Corporate Communications and External Affairs teams. She
also served as Coordinator of United Nations affairs for the
organization, putting ITU at the center of digital aspects of
Ms Bogdan-Martin has advised governments from around the world on
policy and regulatory reform measures. She has organized impact-driven
global conferences with thousands of participants from 150+ countries,
brokered international consensus on many critical issues, and is a
regular presenter at high-level international forums and summits. As
part of this important work, she was one of the principal architects of
the annual Global Symposium for Regulators, directed ITU's first global
youth summit #BYND2015, and is currently driving ITU latest
high-profile initiative - EQUALS, the Global Partnership for Gender
Equality in the Digital Age.
Ms Bogdan-Martin previously headed the Regulatory and Market
Environment Division of the Telecommunication Development Bureau and
was responsible for the programmes on Regulatory Reform and Economics
Prior to joining ITU, she was a Telecommunications Policy Specialist in
the National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA),
US Department of Commerce.
With a Master's degree in International Communications Policy from the
American University in Washington, DC, Ms Bogdan-Martin completed
post-graduate certification in Strategies for Leadership at the
Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland. She is
also certified in Accountability and Ethics by the United Nations
Additionally, Ms Bogdan-Martin is an affiliate of the Harvard
University Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society, currently
serves as the Co-Chair of the United Nations Strategic Planning Group,
Chair of the Academic Council for the Swiss Network for International
Studies, and is a member of the Board of Governors of the UN Staff
College. She is also an amateur radio operator.
Ms Bogdan-Martin is married with four children.