Dr Javad Mottaghi
Dr Javad Mottaghi assumed the office of Secretary-General of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) in May 2010. Before joining the ABU, he was Director of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) for 12 years. He possesses 37 years of experience in media/communication, international partnership facilitation, media development, in ICT utilization, capacity building, networking, research, negotiations, fund raising, news and programming for radio and television, social and cultural television programme production and sports coverage.
Dr Mottaghi was awarded the Elizabeth R Award for Exceptional Contribution to Public Service Broadcasting and received a “Special Lifetime Achievement Award” in May 2010 in recognition of his contributions to the Asia – Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD);
His past roles includes; Vice Minister of the Sports for Sports & Federations (1989-1992), Deputy to President of the National Olympic Committee of Iran in International Affairs, until 1979, Chairman of the Technical Swimming Committee for the Asia Amateur Swimming Federation, (1980-1981) and Secretary–General of the Iranian Swimming Federation (1982-1998).
He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Teesside in England and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tehran Sharif University of Technology.