Doreen Bogdan-Martin is a strategic leader in the ICT sector with 30 years’ high-level experience in international and inter-governmental relations, and a long history of success in policy and strategy development, analysis and execution.
After being elected in November 2018, she took up her current role as Director of ITU's Development Bureau where she focusses on projects and initiatives to close the connectivity gap.
From 2008-2018, she led the Strategic Planning & Membership Department of ITU, and also served as Coordinator of United Nations affairs.
She was one of the architects of the annual Global Symposium for Regulators and leads ITU’s contribution to the EQUALS Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age. She serves as Executive Director of the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, and is leading ITU’s collaboration with UNICEF and others on the GIGA project to connect the world’s schools.
She holds a Master’s degree in International Communications Policy from the American University in Washington, DC and a post-graduate certificate in Strategies for Leadership from the Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.
She is a Generation Unlimited Champion. She serves on a number of advisory bodies, including the Geneva-Tsinghua Initiative, the SDG Lab Advisory Board, and the UN Technology Innovation Labs. She is also an amateur radio operator.
Ms Bogdan-Martin is married with four children.