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Atefeh Riazi

Assistant Secretary-General and Chief Information Technology Officer
United Nations

Professional background: Prior to her appointment to the UN, Atefeh Riazi served as CIO for diverse organizations including Ogilvy & Mather, the global advertising agency, the New York City Housing Authority, and the Metropolitan Transit Authority. Her achievements at the MTA included replacing the token system with the MetroCard payment method. She was a finalist for the 2018 MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award.

Education: BA (Electrical Engineering), State University of New York, at Stony Brook.

New York City