On September 29, 2022, Doreen Bogdan-Martin was elected by a margin of 139-25 as the incoming Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Bogdan-Martin is the Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau and a former US Commerce Department expert on telecommunications who joined the ITU in the 1990s. Ms. Martin is the first woman to be elected in this role.
5G Americas issues the following statement:
5G Americas congratulates Doreen Bogdan-Martin on her election to be the next Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union. It is a historic election of the first woman to head the ITU. We look forward to her cooperative model of leadership, so ably demonstrated in her current role as the Director of the ITU Development Bureau, as well as her earlier service to the ITU and its Members.Chris Pearson, President, 5G Americas