AIBD recently recruited new programme managers and tapped the services of the former Director General of the Korea Communications Commission under the Institute’s secondment programme as part of initiatives to strengthen its human resource capacity and better serve members.
Programme Managers Rabi KC and Saqib Muneer finished their contracts with AIBD in the beginning of 2017. To fill up these posts, the Institute conducted a recruitment process and hired Mr. Utpal Mandal, Dy. Director General (Egg.), Directorate of Doordarshan, India, as Broadcasting Engineer / Programme Manager and Mr. Syed Nabeel Hassan Tirmazi, Producer/Researcher, PTV, Pakistan as Programme Manager.
At the 16th AIBD General Conference in Maldives, AIBD Director Chang Jin reported that following the resignation of Deputy Director Marcel Gomez, Ms Philomena Gnanapragasam was appointed Head of Programme Department.
He also announced that the Korean Communication Commission signed a Memorandum of Agreement with AIBD in June 2017 to second Mr. Bae Jung Seob to AIBD as Senior Advisory Officer (Deputy-Director level) for three years.
Mr Bae has been a Director General of the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) since 2015, after serving at the KCC since 2007. He had been with the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) earlier. Mr Bae holds a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Kansas School of Law, US, MA degree in Public Administration from the Kangweon National University, Korea and BA in Political Science and International Relations from Korea University .