Indrajit Banerjee, an expert on the social impact of information and communication technologies, has just taken office as Director of UNESCO’s Information Society Division.
Mr. Banerjee holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education in Pondicherry, India (1985). He also obtained a Master of Arts degree from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India (1988). Mr. Banerjee completed his doctoral degree at the Sorbonne University, Paris, France in 1994.
Since January 2004, Mr. Banerjee was the Secretary-General of the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) in Singapore until his appointment as the Chief of Section, ICT in Education, Science and Culture at the Communication and Information sector of UNESCO in July 2009.
Mr. Banerjee is an internationally recognized media and communications scholar and has edited ten books and published articles in some of the top international journals in the field of communications. He has also presented papers at over 50 international conferences around the world.
After completing his doctoral degree, Mr. Banerjee undertook a stint as a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). Following his term at UQAM, he was a faculty member at the University of Ottawa, the University Science Malaysia and the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.