President of the General Conference
(Representing the Government of the Republic of India)
Shri Rajeev Singh
Member Finance, Prasar Bharati
Vice President of the General Conference
(Representing the Government of the Republic of Philippines)
Mr Rizal Giovanni P. Aportadera Jr.
Director-General, Philippine Broadcasting Service
Secretary to the GC & Director (AIBD)
Ms Philomena Gnanapragasam (ex-officio)
Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD)
The AIBD General Conference (GC) and its Associated Meetings is the annual official gathering of the Institute. The General Conference is open to member countries, affiliates, partners, observers and leading broadcasters by invitation only.
Member Countries, Affiliates and partners review the number of activities and projects that AIBD has implemented for the past year and also look into the future projects. Member countries also discuss their developmental needs to uplift their respective organisations.
Besides this, the AIBD Strategic Plan Team (SPT) Meeting and the Executive Board (EXBO) Meeting will also take place and look into the future major AIBD activities such as the Asia Media Summit (AMS).
The meetings of the Strategic Plan Team and the Executive Board are limited to members of the SPT and EXBO only.
SPT - Devising Strategies for AIBD future developments.
EXBO - Evaluates and recommends on matters related to financial affairs, human resources, institutional development concerns that are put forward to Executive Board.
GC is for AIBD members to engage, plan and chart a new pathway for the institute. The GC also looks into concerns brought up by the secretariat. Media practitioners from the local stations of the host country are also invited to join the various professional discussions as their participation will contribute to a diversity of views and more-in depth discussion of the various topics. Participants of these meetings, benefits from the presence of leading broadcasters from Asia-Pacific and it is an opportunity to network and know more about developments in the media industry.
The functions and responsibilities of the Executive Board (EXBO) are to assist the General Conference and the Institute matters like financial affairs, human resources, Institutional development concerned with organizational, administrative and management aspects and finally programme development. [more]
The following nine (9) countries are currently members of the Executive Board :-
8. Sri Lanka
10. Malaysia (Permanent Member)
India, being the President of the General Conference and the Director (AIBD) are ex-officio members.
Chairman of the AIBD Executive Board
(Representing the Government of the Royal Kingdom of Cambodia)
H.E Has Sam Ath
Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Information, The Kingdom of Cambodia
Vice Chairman of the AIBD Executive Board
(Representing the Government of The Republic of Fiji Islands)
Mr Izek Lal
Acting Director Information for the Government of the Republic of Fiji Ministry of Communication / Department of Information