Mr. Dietmar Plesse serves as a Senior Executive Officer at the Digital and Innovation Policy Department – Division International Digital and Postal Policy, G7 and G20 of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany.
With almost 30 years of experience in international affairs of telecommunications he is in charge of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) administrative and financial matters and of international satellite organizations.
At the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in 2018 he chaired the Committee No.6 (Administration and Management); he is a Chairperson of the ITU Council Working Group on Financial and Human Resources (CWG-FHR) and of the ITU HQ Premises Project Member States’ Advisory Group (MSAG).
He chairs the Advisory Committees of International Telecommunication Satellite Organization (ITSO) since 2018 and of EUTELSAT IGO since 2017.
Mr. Plesse began his professional career in 1984 at the technical engineering center of Deutsche Bundespost (former German post and telecommunications operator); as in-orbit-test manager for the communication payload of the German domestic satellite program in 1986 followed by positions in the Federal Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications and the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.
From 2007 to 2016 he joined ITU holding a position of the Head of the Procurement Division.
A national of Germany, he holds a Degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Electronic Engineering – specialized in telecommunications from Deutsche Bundespost engineering college, Dieburg.
He speaks German, English, French and Spanish.