Mary Beth Markey new president of Intl Campaign for Tibet

Well known global Tibetan activist, Mary Beth Markey has been appointed as the new President of the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT).

Last Updated: Jul 13, 2010, 11:55 AM IST

Washington: Well known global Tibetan
activist, Mary Beth Markey has been appointed as the new
President of the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT).

"Throughout our experiences together- whether in the
field or the halls of political power - she has remained a
skillful navigator whose commitment and reliability take shape
from a vast understanding of the issue. It gives me great
pleasure to announce her new position as president," Richer
Gere, chair of the ICT Board of Directors, said in a
statement.

Before joining ICT in 1996, Markey worked as staff on the
Senate Foreign Relations Committee for eight years, where
under the then Chairman Claiborne Pell , she began her work on
Tibet.

In 1994, Markey participated in the launch of Taiwan`s
Democratic Progressive Party Mission in Washington, as the
Director of Government Relations.

Prior to accepting the position of ICT president on July
6, Markey served as ICT vice president for International
Advocacy, integrating a team based in Washington, Berlin,
Brussels, Amsterdam, London, Kathmandu and Dharamsala in order
to further ICT`s advocacy work internationally. She previously
concentrated on building support for Tibet in the US Congress
and Administration.

Her team at the International Campaign for Tibet includes
the vice president for Special Programmes, Bhuchung Tsering,
who heads up ICT`s Chinese outreach work; the Executive
Directors of the Amsterdam and Berlin offices, six Directors,
and colleagues in research and monitoring, campaigns and
advocacy, communications and fundraising.

PTI