Anja Kaspersen

Director for Global Markets Development

Anja Kaspersen holds the position of Director for Global Markets Development, Frontier Issues, and Emerging Spaces at IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization.

She is also a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs and co-directs the AI and Equality Initiative. Previously, she served as the Director of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs in Geneva and as the Deputy Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament.

Her prior roles include Head of Strategic Engagement and New Technologies at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and senior director for geopolitics and international security, where she was a member of the Executive Leadership Committee at the World Economic Forum.

A former Norwegian diplomat, Anja Kaspersen has had a diverse career spanning diplomacy, the private sector, and academia.

She is a published author and a sought-after global speaker. She is also an alumni International Gender Champion, a co-founder of the IEEE Life Science Innovation and AI Industry Connections Program, and a member of the Council of the International Military Council on Climate and Security.