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ITU Workshop on taxation of telecommunication services and related products

Geneva, Switzerland, 1-2 September 2011

 Panelist and moderator biographies
Day 1 - Thursday, 1 September 2011

Mr. Martin Cave
London School of Economics

Martin Cave is BP Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics for 2010/11 and a visiting professor at Imperial College Business School. From 2002 to 2010 he was a professor at Warwick Business School. He is a regulatory economist specializing in network industries, especially telecommunications/ICT. He has written extensively on the regulation of telecommunications and on spectrum policy. He has undertaken several independent  regulation reviews for the UK and other governments and advised many regulatory bodies in Europe and elsewhere.



Mr. Windfred Mfuh
Warwick Business School, University of Warwick

  • Regulatory and Telecoms Engineering Consultant, TMG Consultancy, London

  • Associate Fellow, Warwick Business School

  • Module Leader in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Regents Business School, London

Work experience
Dr. Windfred MFUH holds a PhD in Strategic Management and Policy form the Centre of Management under Regulation, University of Warwick Business School, United Kingdom. He is also holder of an MSc in Operational Telecommunications from the School of Engineering and Computing, Coventry University, UK as well as an Advanced Postgraduate Engineering Diploma from the National Advanced School of Posts and Telecommunications of Cameroon and a BSc in Analytical Sciences. 

Windfred has worked with a range of regulatory organisations in various capacities on engineering and management projects for the last 15 years. As Associate and Research Fellow at Warwick Business School, UK, Windfred has collaborated with Pr. Martin Cave to provide strategic and regulatory advice to many governments and regulatory organisations. In previous roles, Windfred worked as Senior Lecturer in Telecom Networks at the National Advanced School of Posts and Telecommunications of Cameroon for 7 years.


Mr. Kwame Baah-Acheamfuor
Senior Manager, National Communications Authority - Ghana

Kwame is responsible for the technical implementation of the International Traffic Verification Project in Ghana. 

Since 2006, Kwame has been responsible for the technical regulations planning and monitoring of communications services at the National Communications Authority, Ghana.

Prior to this, Kwame worked as a Radio Network Engineer with Ghana Telecom (now Vodafone Ghana) for two and half years. Before then, he started his engineering career as a Transmission Operations and Maintenance Engineer for two and half years with Ghana Telecom after graduating from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with Bachelor of Science Honours in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Majors in Telecommunications and Electronics).

Kwame holds a Masters in Business Administration (Project Management) and is currently the Chairman of the ITU-T Study Group 12 Regional Group for Africa.


Mr. Saidou Yanogo
Director General of Telecommunications, Ministry of Transports, Posts and Digital Economy of BURKINA FASO

Mr Saidou YANOGO holds Post grade diploma in Economics from the University of Ouagadougou obtained in 2007, a Master of Communications Management of the University of Strathclyde (UK) obtained in 2001 and a diploma of Electrical engineering obtained in 1991 at the University of Dakar (Senegal).

He has occupied the post of Head of interconnection management service in the incumbent Telecom operator (ONATEL) before being nominated at the Ministry in charge of the electronic communications sector as Director General of Telecommunications since January 2007.


Mr. François Dugué
Gloval Voice Group GVG

François Dugué is the Vice-President in charge of Business Strategy at Global Voice Group S.A. Mr Dugué is an Electrical Engineer, with 20 years of experience in the telecommunications sector. Mr Dugué advises domestic and international telecommunications companies and governments on telecommunications regulatory, commercial and transactional matters.


Mr. Marc Ricau
France Telecom Orange

Marc Ricau, 50, started at the statistical services of the Labour Ministry.
After three years at the ENSPTT, he began for France Telecom in Lille as a financial controller, and became in1992 the chief of the Network of the North of France in Lille.

In 1995, he went to Mexico to become the General Manager of France Cable and Radio of Mexico, the subsidiary of France Telecom in charge of the support of Telmex, the local operator. By 1998, he took different positions in the commercial area in Operation France: deputy Regional Director of Yvelines, in charge of Network and Services, Director of Sales Units on the mass market.  At the end of 2003, he was appointed Development Director at the Distribution and Sales Department, in charge of new shops in France.   In 2005, he went to Lyon, France to take the responsibility of the Sales Unit for the center of France (Rhone Alpes Auvergne).

In February 2009, he joined AMEA , as  Business and Partnerships Vice-President for the AMEA zone, and became member of the Board of some subsidiaries (Orange Mali, Orange Guinea, Orange Bissau, SMM) and developing new projects in new areas (m-health, m-education, m-agriculture).

Marc Ricau is graduated from the IEP Paris and ENSPTT and has a DESS on Statistical and Software techniques. He is married and has three children.



Ms. Pauline Tsafak Djoumessi
Ministère des Postes et télécommunications, Yaoundé, Cameroun

Pauline Tsafak Djoumessi est la vice présidente du groupe régional pour l’Afrique de la Commission d’études 3 du secteur de la normalisation des télécommunications de l’UIT. Ce groupe travaille notamment sur les questions économiques de télécommunications.  Elle travaille depuis 1999 au Ministère des Postes et télécommunications du Cameroun à Yaoundé, où elle est responsable depuis 2005 du service en charge de l’observatoire des marchés de télécommunications.


Day 2 - Thursday, 2 September 2011

Mr. Paul DePasquale
Baker & McKenzie, Switzerland

Paul DePasquale is an associate in Baker & McKenzie's International Tax and Global Wealth Management practices in Zurich. Paul's practice focuses on U.S. and international tax matters, trusts, and cross-border investment.  Paul advises on tax efficient planning for multinational businesses, including private equity and cross-border investments, as well as U.S. withholding tax rules.

Paul works on international tax planning, with a focus on corporate restructuring, commercial transactions, international investments, trust planning and succession, and life insurance and annuity products. Paul is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and is admitted to practice in New York.


Ms. Alyssa Varley
Baker & McKenzie, Switzerland

Alyssa Varley is an associate in Baker & McKenzie's International Tax and Global Wealth Management practices in Zurich.   Her practice focuses on advising individuals and the institutions that serve them on international tax, trust and estate planning matters, with a focus on US tax.

Alyssa obtained her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and she earned her B.A. from Harvard University. She is admitted to practice in New York State.


Mr. Seyni Fati
ARTP, Senegal

Seyni Malan FATI est actuellement le Chef de la Division chargée de la Régulation des Télécommunications à l’Autorité de Régulation des Télécommunications et des Postes (ARTP) du Sénégal. Après avoir travaillé à Schlumberger Sema de 2001 à 2004 comme Ingénieur Développeur pour les téléphones publics et les Terminaux de Paiement Electroniques, il a rejoint l’ARTP en février 2004. Il y a occupé les postes de Chef du département Interconnexion, Audit et Tarifs et de Chef de la Division Réseaux et Services. M. FATI a piloté ou participé à plusieurs projets et études tels que l’approbation des catalogues d’interconnexion, la mise en œuvre du dégroupage, le Service Universel et le passage vers un nouveau plan de numérotation en 2007.

M. FATI, après une année de mathématiques Supérieurs à Paris, est allé à l’école Polytechnique de Montréal pour être Ingénieur Télécom. Depuis 2004 il a suivi plusieurs formations et ateliers dans le domaine de la Régulation des Télécommunications. Il participe activement depuis 2005 aux travaux du SGR3-AFR.

M. FATI est passionné de sport surtout de football, et il est un membre actif du LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL au Sénégal.


Mr. Saliou Toure
Sonatel Orange Senegal

Ingénieur Statisticien, en service à Sonatel depuis 1985.

Il est actuellement le Chef du département Interconnexion et Relations Internationales.

Il participe aux travaux de la Commission d'études 3 de l'UIT-T depuis 1998.

Il participe activement au projet de câble sous marin ACE dont il est le Président du sous comité Investissement et accord.




Mr. Roman Ciza
ARPTC Democratic Republic of Congo

Mr Romain CIZA (,, est cadre de Direction à l’Autorité de Régulation de la Poste et des Télécommunications du Congo « ARPTC », en République Démocratique du Congo (DRC).   De 2003-2007, il s’est occupé du service de la tarification et d’interconnexion des services télécoms.  Depuis 2008 à ce jour, il est chargé de la Direction des études économiques et prospectives.

Il est détenteur d’un diplôme de licence en sciences économiques et financières. Il est détenteur d’un Diplôme de Master en Droit et Gestion des TIC(DGTIC) ainsi que de plusieurs formations dans le domaine de la régulation du marché des télécommunications.

Il prend part active dans les activités du Groupe Régional de la Commission d’étude 3 pour l’Afrique (SG3RG-AFR) du TSB/UIT.  Il a été l’un des Lauréats de G-REX Award 2010 du BDT/UIT.

Il continue à représenter l’ARPTC dans plusieurs ateliers et séminaires organisés dans le monde sur les questions de régulation des marchés.




Mr. Gabriel Solomon
Senior Vice President, GSM Association

Gabriel joined the GSMA in 2005 and is responsible for leading the development of the Association’s policy thought leadership programme, ensuring that the GSMA plays an influential role in shaping the global regulatory agenda. 

Before joining the GSMA Gabriel worked as a management consultant with Mercer Management Consulting. 

He has an MBA from INSEAD and sits on the Boards of the UK Telecoms Academy, the Global e-Sustainability Initiative and the Manobi Development Foundation.




























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