Mr Brahima Sanou was elected Director of the ITU Telecommunication
Development Bureau by the Plenipotentiary Conference in October 2010 in
Guadalajara, Mexico. He took office on 1 January 2011.
of Burkina Faso, Mr. Sanou has more than thirty years experience in the
telecommunication and ICT sector, both at a regional and at an
ten years as Head of the ITU Regional Office for Africa and Liaison
Officer to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission
for Africa (UNECA), he contributed to the development of the African
telecommunication/ICT sector and played a key role in the organization
of the Connect Africa Summit, held in Kigali, Rwanda in October 2007 and
in its follow-up.
working for the ITU, Mr Sanou held several high-level positions in the
Posts and Telecommunication Services in Burkina Faso.
has served as Head of Burkina Faso’s delegation to various international
and national conferences and as Governor representing 15 African
countries on the Board of INTELSAT as well as representing his
country in the ITU Council for almost 10 years.
an Engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des
Télécommunications (ENST) in Paris and a post-graduate diploma from the
Centre for Financial, Economic and Banking Studies in Paris.