Mario Maniewicz began his second term as Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau (BR) at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on 1 January 2023.
He first took office in January 2019, following his election at the at ITU’s 2018 Plenipotentiary Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He was re-elected at the 2022 Plenipotentiary Conference in Bucharest, Romania.
Mr. Maniewicz is an electronics engineer specialized in telecommunications. He has been with ITU for 35 years, holding several management positions in the Radiocommunication and Development Sectors as well as in ITU Regional Offices.
As Director, Mr. Maniewicz is responsible for the management of the Radiocommunication Bureau, which organizes and coordinates the work of the Radiocommunication Sector aiming at ensuring the rational, equitable, efficient and economical use of the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits.
Before joining the ITU, Mr. Maniewicz occupied a managerial position in Uruguay’s main telecommunications operator and was Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Engineering of Uruguay’s main University.
Mr. Maniewicz is married and has two children. He speaks Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.