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Who is Who

Mr Ko Dae-young

President & CEO (KBS-Korea)

Mr Ko Dae-young was unanimously elected President of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union at the 53rd General Assembly held in October 2016. His term of office is for three years. Mr Ko, a career and accomplished broadcast journalist, was appointed in November 2015 as the 22nd President and CEO of Korean Broadcasting System (KBS).  He has more than 30 years’ experience in public broadcasting. He joined KBS as a TV reporter in 1985 and has since held key positions including foreign correspondent to Moscow, Russia. He was Executive Director of News Department and Executive Managing Director of News & Sports Division. In 2013, he became General Auditor for KBS Media and one year later he was appointed President of KBS Business.

Mr Ko Dae-young also held an Adjunct Professorship at Sookmyung Women’s University. As a reporter and journalist, he earned the 7th Korean Journalistic Verity Award (2011) for his outstanding contribution to the field. Born in 1955, Mr Ko studied English Linguistics at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul.

Vice President
Mr Ryoichi Ueda

President, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

Ryoichi Ueda assumed his post as president of NHK on January 25th, 2017, after serving as NHK’s member of the Board of Governors and the Audit Committee for 4 years since 2013. In 1973 Ueda started his career at Mitsubishi Corporation (MC). From 2008 he served as Executive Vice President of MC for the Americas, then in 2009 appointed as CFO and Representative Director of the Board of Directors of MC. From 2010 to 2013, he served as Senior Executive Vice President. In 2013 he resigned from MC to join NHK.

Born in 1949, he graduated from Hitotsubashi University’s Faculty of Law, and holds an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. He is married and has three daughters.
Vice President
Ms Supriya Sahu

Director General (Doordarshan-India)

Supriya Sahu is a senior Indian Administrative Service officer. Presently, she is heading Doordarshan, the National Television Network and the Public Service Broadcaster of India. Before joining Doordarshan she was Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. She worked extensively with Doordarshan and All India Radio on the expansion and modernisation of their network. She also handled the allocation of planned programmes of Prasar Bharati, including content funding.

Supriya Sahu was awarded the Best Collector Award and the Green Award by the Government of Tamil Nadu, India. She was elected ABU Vice President in October 2016 at the 53rd ABU General Assembly in Bali, Indonesia.

Vice President
Mr SUN Yusheng

Vice President CCTV & Executive VP CGTN – China

Mr SUN Yusheng is currently the Vice President of CCTV, the Executive Vice President of China Global Television Network (CGTN) and the Chairman of China Global Television Network Corporation.

He was elected Vice President of the ABU on 4 November 2017 in Chengdu, China at the ABU 54th General Assembly. His term will be for 3 years with immediate effect.

After graduating from Jilin University, he started his journalism career in China Central Television (CCTV) in 1984. As from 1997 he is supervising the public signal production and the live TV coverage of the important events, such as Hong Kong’s Return, Macao’s Return, National Day Military Parade, Encounter in the Millennium, the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation and the BRICS Summit.

His publications include Ten Years - a monograph on TV news theory.
Dr Javad Mottaghi Secretary-General
Dr Javad Mottaghi

Dr Javad Mottaghi is the Secretary-General of the ABU. He was appointed on 8 January 2010 and assumed office on 3 May 2010. Before joining the ABU, he was Director of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) for 12 years.

He has 35 years of national and international experience in media/communication in the following areas: international affairs, media/communication development and broadcasting, AV productions and co-production, ICTs, capacity building, networking, research, publications, negotiations, fund raising, news and programming for radio and television, social and cultural television programmes and sports coverage. Read more

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