Effective August 14th, 2011 Mr. Cleveland Thomas was appointed the ITU Representative for the Caribbean. Prior to this appointment Mr. Thomas was the CEO for the State Enterprise, National Information and Communication Technology Company Limited (Trinidad and Tobago). He also held the post of National Chief Information Officer (NCIO) for the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. As NCIO and CEO, Cleveland was charged with the responsibility to implement the Government’s Vision for development: improvement in health care, education, computers for students, commerce, transport, security etc, through technology. Mr. Thomas brings a wealth of ITU experience. He was Trinidad and Tobago’s representative at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for over 14 years and sat as the Caribbean region's representative at the ITU Council. He chaired a number of Study Groups, Rapporteur Groups and was TAL's chairman. He also made presentations to government officials in Russia, the Caribbean, Fiji, Botswana and Zimbabwe.