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BDT Director’s Corner

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 execution. 

Biography​​ 



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Davos, Switzerland, 22 January 2019
Will it be business as usual?
​Connecting the remaining 3.7 billion people: will it be business as usual?​ I asked this question at the Word Economic Forum during a breakout session on the push to 100% connectivity. I was one of the session firestarters, together with Rob Schuter, CEO of MTN Group and Robert Nkuna, DG of the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services of South Africa.​
Riyadh, Saudi arabia, 18 January 2019
Visit to Saudi Arabia: innovation and impact!
I just returned from my first mission, as Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau, to Saudi Arabia. During my visit, I had the opportunity to meet with the management team of Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC).
Geneva, 01 January 2019
Ms Doreen Bogdan-Martin takes office as Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT)

​​1 January 2019: Ms Bogdan-Martin takes office as Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT). “Today I am starting in my new role as Director of BDT. As we enter th​is new year, I am excited at the opportunity to explore new ideas, new avenues for collaboration and a new direction to make a difference and improve lives. I look forward to joining forces towards achieving sustainable development for all.”