Kyra Bowman Joins United Nations University as Head of Communications

  • 2022•08•01     Tokyo

    1 August 2022 — The United Nations University (UNU) is pleased to announce the arrival of Ms Kyra “Kiki” Bowman as the new UNU Head of Communications, from 1 August 2022.

    In this role, Ms Bowman oversees the daily operations of the Tokyo-based UNU Office of Communications, coordinates communications activities across the global UNU system, and guides the implementation of UNU’s communications strategy and brand.

    “I am very pleased to welcome Ms Bowman to the UNU family”, said UNU Rector and UN Under-Secretary-General David M. Malone. “Kiki brings strong management experience and a deep understanding of the interconnected elements of global communications, branding, digital outreach, and media relations — all of which will be vital in guiding UNU to reach new audiences through its forthcoming website platform and new visual identity.”

    Ms Bowman has more than 12 years of experience building stakeholder-focused teams within branding, digitisation, and communications organisations in New York and Tokyo. Most recently before joining UNU, she served as Director of Operations at Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo, a global advertising agency.

    Ms Bowman holds a BA in Theater and Psychology from Macalester College (USA) and an MFA in Theater Studies from Naropa University (USA).

    “I am deeply grateful for this exciting opportunity”, Ms Bowman said. “I look forward to partnering with UNU Centre staff and global institutes as we continue to develop communications strategies that help build awareness of the important interdisciplinary research on human survival, development, and welfare undertaken at UNU.”


    Journalists who would like more information, or who wish to speak with the new UNU Head of Communications, may contact Ms Bowman by phone (03-5467-1227) or e-mail (