Dr. Hyeun-Suk Rhee is Director of the United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT), a regional institution of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP). Dr. Rhee has over 25 years of academic and professional experience in human capacity development in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
Prior to joining APCICT, Dr. Rhee worked as a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Texas at Dallas. She worked at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA) as Chief of the Information Technology Centre for Africa (ITCA), undertaking leadership responsibilities in capacity development for African policy makers, practitioners, and government officers from 53 African countries in utilizing ICT for development (ICTD).
In 2006 Dr. Rhee was appointed as Director of APCICT, where she spearheaded the Centre’s work in the area of building human and institutional capacities in ICTD. As the Director, Dr. Rhee led the development and implementation of APCICT’s flagship programmes, which have been adopted by 27 countries in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond in regions such as Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.
She received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, where she was the recipient of several awards including President’s Citation. She has been published in various internationally recognized journals and presented in ICT conferences, while also serving as a chair for a number of national and international conferences and forums.