Jul 13, 2010

Tibet: New President of ICT

Active ImageWell known global Tibetan activist, Mary Beth Markey has been appointed as the new President of the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT).


Below is an article published by Zeenews

"Throughout our experiences together- whether in the field or the halls of political power - she has remained a skillful navigator whose commitment and reliability take shape from a vast understanding of the issue. It gives me great pleasure to announce her new position as president," Richer Gere, chair of the ICT Board of Directors, said in a statement.

Before joining ICT in 1996, Markey worked as staff on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for eight years, where under the then Chairman Claiborne Pell , she began her work on Tibet.

In 1994, Markey participated in the launch of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party Mission in Washington, as the Director of Government Relations.

Prior to accepting the position of ICT president on July 6, Markey served as ICT vice president for International Advocacy, integrating a team based in Washington, Berlin, Brussels, Amsterdam, London, Kathmandu and Dharamsala in order to further ICT's advocacy work internationally. She previously concentrated on building support for Tibet in the US Congress and Administration.

Her team at the International Campaign for Tibet includes the vice president for Special Programmes, Bhuchung Tsering, who heads up ICT's Chinese outreach work; the Executive Directors of the Amsterdam and Berlin offices, six Directors, and colleagues in research and monitoring, campaigns and advocacy, communications and fundraising.