Edinburgh / Geneva, 4 January 2023. – The 150-year-old ITU (International Telecommunication Union), the intergovernmental body responsible for coordinating the shared global use of the radio spectrum, promoting international cooperation in assigning satellite orbits, improving communication infrastructure and establishing the worldwide standards, announced that its new senior leadership team took office on 1st January. The five senior officials were all elected to four-year terms.
The new team comprises industry leaders and experienced ITU officials, focusing on reaching billions of people who remain offline. Doreen Bogdan-Martin became ITU’s 12th Secretary-General and the first woman to head the organization since its establishment. Prior to this, she served as the Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau since 2019.
Tomas Lamanauskas has joined the leadership team as Deputy Secretary-General, assisting the Secretary-General in managing the organization. Mario Maniewicz stayed for his second term as Director of ITU’s Radiocommunication Bureau overseeing the ITU Radio Regulations.
Seizo Onoe became the Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, which is responsible for developing internationally agreed technical standards. Cosmas Zavazava has taken over as Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau.