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Suman Billa to join UNWTO as Director

Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 10:20 Hrs  [IST]
HBI Staff | New Delhi

Suman Billa, IAS, who was Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, will join UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) as Director. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister, had approved his appointment last week. As per sources, he will take charge in the UNWTO headquarters in Madrid, Spain, in the first week of December. 

As Director in UNWTO, Billa will oversee Technical Cooperation and Silk Road Development at D1 level at UNWTO, a specialised agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.

A 1996-batch Kerala cadre IAS officer, Billa has done notable work in Sustainable and Responsible Tourism as Secretary- Tourism, Kerala, and had won UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Public Policy and Governance.

He will hold the post of Director UNWTO for two years initially.

 
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