Mr. Vitorino succeeds the United States' William Lacy Swing, who is leaving IOM after serving two five-year terms as Director General. Mr. Vitorino's directorship begins on 1 October 2018.
The latest IOM director general is a former European Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs (1999-2004) and former Minister of the Presidency and National Defence (1995-1997). He has also enjoyed a distinguished career in Portugal as a lawyer as well as in electoral politics.
Mr. Vitorino was elected to Portugal's Parliament in 1980. In 1983 he became Secretary of State for Parliamentary Affairs. He later served as Deputy Secretary for the Governor of Macau until 1989, when he returned to Lisbon to become a judge of the Constitutional Court, a term that ended in 1994. He subsequently served as Minister for National Defence and Deputy Prime Minister within the government of António Guterres, now the United Nations' Secretary General.
Manager, Product Development, Identity and Life Events, Department of Internal Affairs, New Zealand
Dion Chamberlain is the Manager Product of Development for Identity and Life Events at the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA). He has worked for DIA since 2003 in advisory and managerial roles spanning Passports, Citizenship, Digital Identity and Civil Registration.
Dion is responsible for the development of new identity products for New Zealanders - a function that includes systems thinking and user-based design to put customer at the centre of development. His role also oversees business intelligence and innovation, new product and service development, information sharing services, and working in public and private sector partnerships. He has been closely involved in the development and delivery of highly successful initiatives, including RealMe digital identity, the introduction of e-Passports, the use of facial recognition technology in automated issuance processes, and the world's first fully online Passport renewal service. He also holds technical programme governance roles, and is a standing DIA member on New Zealand's Pacific Security Coordinating Committee, and the Border Sector Governance Group.
Dion has led assistance missions in the South Pacific, focussing on the implementation of new passport and civil registration systems, and supporting legislative and operational policy change in developing nations. Dion is currently the Secretary of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Implementation and Capacity Building Working Group (ICBWG), which is focussed on improving capability of travel document issuance authorities and border control agencies globally.
Director General, Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand
Mr. Chatri Archjananun is currently the Director General of Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand.
He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Third Secretary, Legal Affairs Division, Department of Treaties and Legal Affairs. He was a Counseller, a Director and a Minister of this department before transferring to the Ministry of Commerce as Minister, the Permanent Mission of Thailand to the World Trade Organization, Geneva.
Mr. Chatri holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Master of Laws and a Diploma in International Trade Law.
Senior Regional IBM Specialist, IOM Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
Donato is the "Regional Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Specialist" at the IOM Regional Office for Asia and Pacific, based in Bangkok, Thailand. He provides to IOM offices and Governmental counterparts expertise, planning and guidance in the development, coordination, and implementation of capacity building initiatives, in particular on border and migration management including Integrated Border Management and data collection and analysis. He assists IOM Country Offices and Governmental counterparts in developing, implementing and monitoring IOM's capacity building strategy and training activities, at national as well at regional level, undertaking, when requested, technical field assessments.
With the IOM IT-Expert, he provides technical support for assessing, budgeting, installing and training on Border Management Information System (BMIS) and trains on various IBM topics including passport examination procedures. Prior he was Project Manager of two CBMM programs in Africa before being appointed as "Migration Management Specialist" at the African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC), in Moshi (Tanzania), IOM's center of excellence for capacity building.
With UN he was Police Commander of the international airport of Pristine seconded from the Italian Police Department (Polizia di Stato) to the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). In Italy, he is a Police Officer from the Central Directorate of Immigration and Border Police of the Italian Ministry of Interior, currently on special leave for serving IOM as expert on migration management issues.
Greg is Chairman of the Asia Pacific Smart Card Association (APSCA), the Asia Pacific division of an international affiliation of Smart Card associations established around the world by the Smartex organisation. The aim of the Asia Pacific Smart Card Association is to promote the adoption of smart card technology, under suitable standards, for all relevant private sector and public sector applications across the Asia Pacific region including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Singapore.
APSCA offers an unparalleled opportunity for corporations and government organisations, including smart card scheme operators and suppliers, to network, share news and views and promote new ideas, products and applications. APSCA is focused on the commercial and technical aspects of smart cards, and encourages organisations to examine the business case and financial considerations of smart card schemes, as well as technical issues.
Greg has over thirteen years of experience in the electronics and software industry in Asia, in hardware and software design, manufacturing and business development for companies based in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong and China. He holds a BSc in Computer Engineering from the City University, London.
Principal Secretary for Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine, Seychelles Government
Alan Renaud is Seychelles’ Principal Secretary for Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine since November 2018. Prior to his appointment, Alan was General Manager for Alliances, Revenue Management and Aeropolitical Affairs at Air Seychelles, capping a 15 year career at the national airline where he served in a number of executive positions.
Director of Business Development and Strategic Alliances for Identity Verification, Entrust
Over the past 20 plus years, Steve Grant has worked as a subject matter expert with multiple international organizations and governments applying his extensive experience in identity document systems, border security, consular management software, civil registries, voter registration and biometrics.
In addition to his role at Entrust as the Director of Business Development and Strategic Alliances for Identity Verification, Steve is very active in the identity and travel standards industry. He is a Non-Executive Director with the International Border Management and Technology Association (IBMATA); a member of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Implementation and Capacity Building Working Group (ICBWG); a Canadian representative to the ISO SC17 WG3 standards group for Travel Documents; and is active in various traveller facilitation initiatives including the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe & Seamless Traveller Journey.