Anja Kaspersen

Director, Global Markets Development, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Anja Kaspersen is a Director for Global Markets Development, Frontier Technologies at the IEEE. She also serves as a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council of Ethics and International Affairs. She is the former Director of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs in Geneva and Deputy Secretary General of the Conference on Disarmament. Previously, she held the role as Head of Strategic Engagement and New Technologies at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Prior to joining the ICRC, she served as a senior director for geopolitics and international security and a member of the Executive Leadership Committee at the World Economic Forum. Kaspersen has had a rich diplomatic, private sector, and academic career. She is a published author and global speaker. She is an alumni International Gender Champion, a co-founder of the IEEE Life Science Innovation and AI Industry Connections Program, and a member of the Council of the International Military Council on Climate and Security.

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