Walda Roseman

Walda Roseman has had a distinguished career as an executive, strategist, advocate, ICT expert, and entrepreneur, primarily in the international information and communications technology and entertainment sectors. She has also devoted much of her energies to promoting social and economic development worldwide through technology. She was awarded in 2014 by the UN agency for ICT, the International Telecommunication Union, its Gold Medal. In January 2016, she will assume the Chair of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation.

Walda is CEO of CompassRose International, a respected international advisory firm that she established in 1993 and led until she joined the Internet Society in 2011. At the Internet Society she served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategic Communication Officer during a period of change, advancing the organization’s development of strong operations, fundraising, membership and strategic communications as well as its expanded global presence. She returned to CompassRose International in 2015. It clients have included intergovernmental and international organizations, government agencies, and global corporations, primarily with strategic and ICT interests.

Walda founded and led the first international communications office of the Federal Communications Commission. She held executive positions with Intelsat in external relations, strategic planning, advocacy, marketing and communications. She also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting;; Senior Vice President of National Affairs and Planning at National Public Radio; and Director of Public Information and Government Affairs with the former White House Office of Telecommunications Policy.

Walda has been active in a number of professional and non-profit organizations, chaired international committees, and served on the boards of several organizations.