Bernadette Lewis

Secretary General, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

Ms. Bernadette Lewis was appointed Secretary-General of the Commonwealth
Telecommunications Organisation in August 2020. This was a historic appointment as
she is the first female Secretary General in the 122-year history of the CTO.
Breaking the glass ceiling is not new to Ms. Lewis; she was also the first female
Secretary-General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) since 2003 and
is credited for making the CTU the foremost information and communication
technology (ICT) inter-governmental institution in the Caribbean.
Ms. Lewis has a wealth of experience and knowledgeable in national and international
ICT issues, having also worked in senior positions at the Caribbean Association of
National Telecommunications Organisations (CANTO) and Telecommunications
Services of Trinidad and Tobago when significant technological changes and
convergence were transforming the industry.
Ms. Lewis is passionate about ensuring that the Commonwealth citizens and beyond
have affordable access also benefit from effective use of ICT

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