Bernardo Mariano Junior is the Chief Information Officer at the World Health Organization. In this role, he is responsible for coordinating WHO’s digital health vision and strategy. He leads and oversees all aspects of information technology, data security, and enterprise applications, ensuring WHO is advancing its digital capabilities to deliver its global health goals effectively.

Prior to joining WHO, Mr. Mariano was the Senior Regional Adviser to the Director General at International Organization for Migration(IOM), where he was responsible for strategic oversight of IOM’s activities within the Sub Sahara Africa region and advised on emerging trends and developments including regional and national policy initiatives. Mr Mariano also held the position of Regional Director for the Southern African Office, where he was responsible for the management of the IOM field office operations, overseeing activities in 15 countries. Before that, he held two strategic roles at IOM as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Director of Information Technology and Communications. He was responsible for the development of innovate ICT-driven solutions that improved IOM’s field operations management, and for introducing collaboration technology to advance working practices internally and with external partners. He received much recognition for his leadership in technology during his tenure at IOM, including awards for “innovative use of technology” and “outstanding commitment to manage migration and promote partnership.”