Panelist and moderator biographies
Day 1, Tuesday 2 October 2011
make the world one: regulation in the global village
Dr Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General, ITU
Dr Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication
Union (ITU) since January 2007, was re-elected for a second four-year term in
As Secretary-General, Dr Touré is committed to ITU’s mission of
connecting the world, and to helping achieve the Millennium Development Goals
through harnessing the unique potential of Information and Communication
A long-standing champion of ICTs as a driver of social and economic
development, Dr Touré previously served as Director of ITU’s Telecommunication
Development Bureau (BDT) from 1998-2006. In this role he placed considerable
emphasis on implementing the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information
Society (WSIS), launching projects based on partnerships with international
organizations, governments, the private sector and civil society.
Prior to joining ITU, Dr Touré built a solid career in the satellite
industry, serving as managing engineer at the Sulymanbougou II earth station in
Mali before joining Intelsat’s Assistance and Development Programme in 1985. He
was appointed Intelsat’s Group Director for Africa and the Middle East in 1994,
earning a reputation as an energetic leader through his commitment to projects
such as AFROSAT, AFSAT, PANAFTEL and RASCOM. In 1996 he joined ICO Global
Communications as African Regional General Manager, spearheading ICO’s
activities across the African region.
A national of Mali, Dr Touré holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering
from the Technical Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Leningrad,
and a PhD from the University of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics
of Moscow. He is married with four children and two grandchildren, and is
proficient in four official ITU languages: English, French, Russian and Spanish.
Mr Brahima Sanou, Director, Telecommunication Development
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.
A national of Burkina Faso, Mr. Sanou has more than thirty years experience in
the telecommunication and ICT sector, both at a regional and at an international
During his 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
Prior to working for the ITU, Mr Sanou held several high-level positions in the
Posts and Telecommunication Services in Burkina Faso.
Mr Sanou 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.
He holds 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.
Session 1: net
neutrality: to regulate or not to regulate?
Board Member, ARCEP, France
Jacques Stern is a graduate of the
Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS, 1968). He was granted his PhD by the University
of Paris 7 (1975), and he has been a professor at the University of Caen, next
at the University of Paris 7, and finally, from 1993 to 2007, a professor at ENS
and the Director of the Computer Science Laboratory, that he has founded in
Jacques Stern is an expert in
computer and communications security and cryptography. He has made over 100
contributions to scientific journals and has published a book entitled "La
science du secret" (The science of secrecy). He holds a dozen patents. His main
work has been devoted to the security analysis of cryptographic algorithms, as
well as to the design of cryptographic algorithms suitable for smart cards
Jacques Stern, who counts amongst
the handful of Fellows of the International Association for Cryptologic
Research, has been a member of numerous editorial or scientific committees and
the chairman of the CCS (Communications and Computer Security) ACM conference in
1996 and of the 1999 Eurocrypt conference. He was also the recipient of the
Lazare Carnot Prize from the French Academy of Sciences in 2003, of the CNRS
Gold Medal, the highest French National Scientific Award in 2006, and of the RSA
Award in 2007. In 2008, he was awarded the "Science and Defence" prize by the
French Ministry of Defence. Jacques Stern is an "Officier" of the "Légion
From 2007 to 2010, Jacques Stern
has been Chairman of the Board of the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), as
well as Chairman of the Board of the company Ingenico, world supplier of
transaction and secure payment solutions.
Early in 2010, Jacques Stern has
left his positions both at ANR and at Ingenico and has joined the ministry of
higher education and research as a senior advisor to minister Valérie Pécresse,
a position that he has kept under minister Laurent Wauquiez.
In 2012, Jacques Stern has been
appointed a member of the French National Regulatory Authority for Telecoms (ARCEP).
Ivan Sanchez, Expert Commissioner, CRC, Colombia
Iván Sánchez Medina hold a B.SC in electronics and telecommunications
engineering, and a Master´s degree in Telematics from the University of
Cauca,Colombia, and is candidate to a PhD degree in Hispanic Studies at the
University of Kentucky, USA.
Eng. Sánchez has more than 20 years of experience in administration, operation,
regulation and negotiation of communication networks; including personnel,
technical and logistical resources management.
He currently serves as Technical Commissioner of the Communications Regulatory
Commission (CRC) of Colombia, and member of the Board of Directors of the
entity, where he is responsible for the proper development of all the regulatory
projects in which the main axis is the technical component. He also provides
advice on projects regarding Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
policy making conducted by the Ministry of Information and Communications
Within the organization, he leads relations with the ICT industry (operators,
associations, technology suppliers, and users associations) in Colombia in order
to socialize regulatory proposals and receive feedback from the sector about to
the Commission's initiatives. Sánchez is also responsible for the follow-up of
international regulatory and technology trends in order to use them as possible
models to be applied in the Colombian market.
Through his career, he has also served as Services Sales Senior Manager and
Managed Services Senior Manager in Lucent Technologies, and as Network
Provisioning Manager and Director of the Management Network Center in the
Telecommunications Company of Bogotá (ETB), companies in which he was
responsible for the operation of business lines projects and optimum operating
models; as well as, for management and operation of telecommunications networks.
He has also been Professor at the Electronic Engineering and Telematic Magister
programs of the University of Cauca in Colombia.
Rajan S. Mathews, Director General, Cellular Operators
Association of India
Prior to joining COAI as DG, Rajan served as COO of
US Operations and Corp. CFO and VP of Telargo Inc, ( a Joint Venture of NTT
DoCoMo), overseeing all of the company’s Strategic Planning, Business
Development, Financial, Treasury, Accounting, Tax, Administrative and Human
Resource functions. Prior to joining Telargo, Rajan was President of Afghan
Wireless Communications Company, establishing it as Afghanistan’s largest and
most profitable telecommunications company. Before this, Rajan served as VP and
CFO of Call Sciences Inc., a premier provider of Unified Communications Services
(a Soros/Chatterjee Group Company). Immediately before this, he was at A T & T
Wireless, where he held a number of senior executive leadership positions,
including Divisional CFO, Corporate Controller, President and CEO of one if its
largest international joint ventures – Birla-AT&T in India (now IDEA). Earlier
in his career, Rajan was a finance executive at such companies as Beatrice
International, Tri-Star/Columbia Motion Pictures and senior consultant at
Rajan served on the boards of several for-profit and non-profit organizations.
He earned both his Master of Business Administration (Finance & Accounting) and
Master of Arts (Economics) degrees from Rutgers University (USA) and he is a CPA
from the State of New Jersey, USA.
Pablo Pfost, Director of Corporate Strategies and
Regulatory Services, Telefonica
Pablo Pfost is Director of Regulatory
Affairs at the corporate level of Telefónica Group (Telefónica SA) since January
2005. Main areas of activity include co-ordinating and defining the positioning
of Telefonica Group in EU regulatory affairs. Likewise, he is member of the
Executive Board of the European Telecommunications Network Operators Association
Having joined Telefónica in 1983, Mr Pfost has held several responsibilities
within Telefonica, including international strategy and business development.
Furthermore he has been deputy-director of Telefonica’s Representative Office in
Brussels for over five years.
He holds a degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Universidad
Politécnica of Madrid, a post-graduate degree in Economics and Management of
Telecoms from the Carlos III University and a degree in Business Administration
from IESE Business School in Madrid.
Webb, Partner WebbHenderson, New Zealand
Malcolm is an expert advisor on both corporate and commercial transactions and
strategic regulatory issues in network industries. He advises operators,
regulators, governments and other clients around the world on these matters. In
the telecommunications sector, his recent work has involved next generation
broadband projects, subsea cable arrangements, infrastructure sharing
transactions, wholesale agreements, access to content and net neutrality issues,
mobile termination rates, market liberalisation and network procurement
transactions. Malcolm is ranked the second best telecommunications lawyer in
the world by The International Who's Who of Communications Regulatory Lawyers
the energy sector, he advises on power transactions involving generation,
distribution and supply and trading arrangements, as well as regulation of
energy sector participants and international law issues. Malcolm also advises
clients in the broadcasting and transport sectors and advises corporates and
governments on complex technology projects. Malcolm is a past Chair of the
Communications Law Committee of the International Bar Association. Before
starting the predecessor firm to Webb Henderson in 2004, Malcolm was a senior
partner at Bell Gully.
Malcolm is a trustee of the Translational Medicine Fund, which funds scientific
research into the use of genomic information for more accurate treatment of
He holds an LLB from Victoria
setting spectrum policies in a digital mobile world
François Rancy, Director, Radiocommunication
Mr. Rancy was elected by the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in
2010 to the post of Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau (BR) of the
International Telecommunication Union.
As Director, Mr. Rancy is responsible for the management of the
Radiocommunication Bureau which organises and co-ordinates the work of the
Radiocommunication Sector whose aim is to ensure the rational, equitable,
efficient and economical use of the radio-frequency spectrum and the
geostationary satellite orbit.
Previous to taking up his duties at the ITU in January, 2011, he was Director
General of the French Agence nationale des fréquences. Since 1995, Mr. Rancy has
served as the head or deputy head for national delegations at many ITU
conferences and meetings.
Mr. Rancy graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 1977 and from Ecole nationale
supérieure des télécommunications in 1979.
Mignon L. Clyburn, Commissioner, FCC
Clyburn was nominated as a member of the Federal Communications Commission on
June 25, 2009, and sworn in August 3, 2009.
Commissioner Clyburn has a long history of public service and dedication to the
public interest. Prior to her swearing in as Commissioner, Ms. Clyburn served
for 11 years as the representative of South Carolina's sixth district on the
Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSC). She was sworn in for her
first term in July 1998, and was subsequently reelected in 2002 and 2006. She
served as chair of the PSC from July 2002 through June 2004.
During her tenure at the PSC, Commissioner Clyburn actively participated in
numerous national and regional state-based utility organizations. Most recently,
Ms. Clyburn served as the chair of the National Association of Regulatory
Utility Commissioners' (NARUC) Washington Action Committee and as a member of
both the association's Audit Committee and Utilities Market Access Partnership
Board. Commissioner Clyburn is also a former chair of the Southeastern
Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (SEARUC).
Commissioner Clyburn was elected to the South Carolina PSC following 14 years as
the publisher and general manager of The Coastal Times, a Charleston-based
weekly newspaper that focused primarily on issues affecting the African American
community. She owned and operated the family-founded newspaper following her
graduation from the University of South Carolina, where she earned a Bachelor of
Science degree in Banking, Finance & Economics.
Commissioner Clyburn has received a number of honors and awards, including being
selected as the 2006 James C. Bonbright Honoree (awarded by the Southeastern
Energy Conference, Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia) and
receiving the 2007 Lincoln C. Jenkins Award for business and community
contributions presented by the Columbia (SC) Urban League.
Philipp Metzger, Deputy Director General, Ofcom,
Philipp Metzger qualified as a Swiss attorney in 1992 and holds a degree of
Master of Arts from the College of Europe. He practiced commercial law in major
firms in Geneva and London. Thereafter, he held several positions at the
European Free Trade Association in Brussels and Geneva, mostly dealing with the
EEA. After having worked as a Senior Corporate Counsel for the EMEA customer
advocacy operations of a leading American IT corporation in Amsterdam, he
returned to EFTA as Director of the Trade Relations Division. He has been
heading up the Telecom Services Division at OFCOM (Switzerland) since 2007 and
became OFCOM’s Deputy Director General in 2012. His team have crafted and
successfully executed one of the most comprehensive mobile spectrum award
procedures to date, whereby Switzerland’s entire frequency spectrum, including
the Digital Dividend, has been auctioned and allocated until 2028.
Norifumi Yamaguchi, Director of International
Frequency Policy Office, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan
As a director of International Frequency Policy Office in the Ministry of
Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan (MIC), Norifumi Yamaguchi is
responsible for international issues on spectrum assignments, and communication
with ITU and foreign administrations about use of spectrum and interference
between wireless stations. Before nominated to a director of International
Frequency Policy Office in MIC in 2012, Norifumi Yamaguchi served as Engineer in
the Radiocommunication Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union. He
experienced a variety of posts which include a director at the Service platform
architecture research center of the National Institute of Information and
Communication Technology (NICT) in Japan, a technical assistance officer in the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan, a spectrum management officer and a
technical officer for satellite network planning in MIC, Japan, a secretariat of
telecommunication technical committee for mobile service and mobile satellite
service in Japan, and etc. As a spectrum management officer, he served as a
secretariat of studying committee to discuss accommodating spectrum requirement
for emerging land mobile services as well as spectrum planning of transition
from analogue terrestrial broadcasting to digital terrestrial broadcasting in
Japan in 2001. These contributions resulted in revision of the Frequency
Allocation Plan in Japan. He participated in several kinds of ITU conferences
and meetings such as the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), the
Plenipotentiary Conference, World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC), the World
Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) and study group meetings within
ITU as a delegate.
He received Master of Science degree from Stanford University.
Guy Christiansen, Senior Director, Regulatory
Affairs and Market Access, Global Xpress
Guy Christiansen is currently
Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs and Market Access for Inmarsat’s Global
Xpress program. Mr. Christiansen has 20 years of experience in the satellite
telecommunications regulatory field including licensing, frequency allocation
and strategic planning issues.
Before joining Inmarsat Global Xpress he worked on a number of global
satellite projects including Boeing’s Connexion aeronautical broadband service
where he was Legal Counsel and Director of Regulatory Affairs responsible for
securing all necessary authorizations for operation of Connexion by Boeing
aeronautical and maritime broadband Internet access service in former Soviet
Union, Eastern Europe, Japan, SE Asia and Korea as well as managing outside
counsel in the US and numerous foreign jurisdictions (Europe, Latin America and
Canada); Alcatel’s SkyBridge satellite constellation, managing a global team
that secured access to Ku band FSS spectrum for non-GEO FSS services. He also
worked in different Law Firms and Consulting companies focusing on the US
Federal Communications Commission related issues, ITU WRCs, Radio Sector Working
Groups as well as regional fora. Mr. Christiansen holds a Law degree from George
Chris Perera, Director, Spectrum Policy & Regulatory
Chris advises, through our membership’s guidance, many
government and regulatory bodies across the region. She is also a current Vice
Chairman of the APT Wireless Group. Prior to joining the GSMA, Ms Perera worked
as a Senior Advisor and a Spectrum Manager to the New Zealand Government and New
Zealand Spectrum Regulator for seven years and as the Spectrum Investment
Manager and Adviser on Mobile Technologies for the New Zealand Mobile Operator
Telecom New Zealand for six years. Chris was the Principal Wireless Advisor on
the evaluation panel for the New Zealand government’s recent broadband
initiative, and was the auction manager for the 2.3GHz and 2.6 GHz spectrum
auctions held in New Zealand. Chris holds a masters in electrical and electronic
engineering from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and a degree in
management accounting from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants,
Robert Horton, Senior Telecommunications Expert
Previously Deputy and Chair roles with the Australian Communications Authority
during 1997 to 2005. Prior to that a Member of AUSTEL, the first independent
regulatory body in Australia. Currently a Board Member of the new regulatory
body NICTA in PNG. Also an independent consultant, and an Ambassador for the CTO.
international roaming in a broadband economy
Dr Amr Badawi, Executive President, National Telecom
Regulatory Authority (NTRA), Egypt
Dr. Badawi is also a professor of
Electronics at Cairo University. Before that he served as Senior Advisor to the
Minister of Communications and Information Technology, where he handled the
development of the Telecom Sector. He was involved in the policy development and
in providing support to all the telecom entities such as the ISPs, vendors, etc…
Dr. Badawi joined MCIT after a nine-year tenure with GTE & General Dynamics.
There, he acted as Program Manager and in several other technical positions in
support of the Telecom Sector Support and the ICT programs in Egypt. Prior to
his tenure at GTE he founded Telecomp International in Egypt in 1990. He also
taught at Cairo University and was a Telecom consultant for several government
and private entities from 1987 - 1995. Dr Badawi worked as a development and
systems engineer at Aydin Systems, California from 1984 to 1987. Dr. Badawi
holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University,
California and obtained both his M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Electronics
Engineering from Cairo University.
Servei de Telecomunicacions d'Andorra (STA)
CEO of Andorra Telecom since April 2006. He is a Telecommunications engineer,
with over 30 years in the Telecommunications Sector, with a wide experience in
different Telecommunication Operators, holding Executive positions in Strategic
Planning, Commercial, Network Technology, Engineering, Planning, Deployment,
Operation and Maintenance. As a consultant he was very actively involved in
projects with Regional Governments, Municipalities and private Telecommunication
Operators related to Strategic, Business, and Technical and Organizational
Gustavo Peña, Secretary General, Regulatel
Secretary-General of REGULATEL, since 1999, of the Latin American Telecom
Regulators Forum – REGULATEL that congregates 20 regulating agencies of
telecommunications of Latin America and 3 of Europe as observer members. He was
Commissioner and Executive Director of Communication Regulatory Commission of
Colombia - CRC; Director of the Av Caracas Exclusive Bus Project in Bogota;
Director of the Cadastral Department of Bogotá; deputy Director of the Bogota
River Basin Corporation and Deputy Director of the Urban Development Institute.
For over sixteen years he has promoted the regulatory exchange of information
and experiences in the Region. He has prepared various regional encounters and
meetings which fortify the initiative of the Latin American countries to include
a greater international presence, projecting their common interest; and building
a mechanism to promote the advances in matter of telecommunications of each
country and of the Region as a whole. He was President of the “Asociación de
Reguladores REGULATEL AD”. He has been advisor of the city mayor of Bogota,
independent consultant and worked as director and deputy director of government
He is a Civil Engineer, from Javeriana University, Bogota Colombia and has a
Master degree from Purdue University, MSCE, West Lafayette, Indiana with a
strong background and experiences on the Telecommunications, Transportation and
public sector. He is author of articles, books and reports published in
Cris Seecheran, Chief Executive Officer, TATT,
Trinidad and Tobago
Mr. Seecheran currently holds the position of Chief
Executive Officer of the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago. He
has been with the Telecommunications Authority since its establishment in July
2004. Mr. Seecheran possesses a wealth of experience in the telecommunications,
broadcasting and information technology sectors and has held several senior
executive positions in organizations operating in these sectors in Trinidad and
Mr. Seecheran has been a regular participant at several international and
regional fora on telecommunications and broadcasting matters including the
Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) and the Caribbean Association of
National Telecommunications Organizations (CANTO) meetings and has represented
the Government of Trinidad and Tobago at several regional and international
telecommunications meetings/conferences including the International
Telecommunications Union (ITU).
Dimitri Ypsilanti, Senior ICT Expert
Ypsilanti is the former Head of the Information, Communications and Consumer
PolicyDivision at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
(OECD). He was responsible for the work of the division which covers
communications policy and regulation, Internet issues, consumer policy issues,
information economy and privacy and security. Mr. Ypsilanti's area of
specialisation has included telecommunication economic and policy analysis in
arange of areas. He has been responsible in the OECD for a number of country
reviews on regulatory reform in telecommunications as well as analysis of
telecommunications policy and regulatory issues. His most recent work has
covered issues of communications convergence and next generation networks.
Mr. Ypsilanti is a member of the editorial board of Telecommunications Policy
has studied economics at Bristol University (UK), and at Memorial University and
Queens University in Canada.
Day 2, Wednesday 3 October 2012
blurring boundaries: global and regional ip interconnection
Juwah, Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Nigerian Communication commission
Dr Eugene Juwah, currently the
Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian
Communication commission (NCC) has over thirty years of experience in
information Technology and telecommunication industries with more than 20 years
of the above at Top management level.
He is an experienced Network
Operations Manager with profound practical knowledge of regulatory issues,
pricing, billing interconnection and network fraud control within the Nigerian
Dr Juwah, having played
coordinating roles in the set up of ETACS, GSM and CDMA mobile network in
Nigeria, possesses hands on knowledge of specification and construction of
digital exchanges, base stations, data communications and subscriber access
Dr Juwah, started his career as
a young graduate at Shell BP Petroleum company in 1976 where he was employed as
a computer systems programmer working on applications programs in the
commercial information systems section. He resigned from Shell in 1978 to pursue
a Doctorate Degree Programme in the United Kingdom. Returning to Nigeria in
1981, he took up employment within the Leventis Group of Companies as Computer
System Analyst. His flair for multidisciplinary functions enabled him to be
promoted Sales Manager (Computer System) in 1984, and by 1986 he has joined the
ranks of General Management as Marketing Manager. Dr Juwah was promoted
Divisional General Manager in 1988.
In 1993, Dr Juwah was invited to
join the Management of ground breaking Mobile Telephony venture, Mobile
Telecommunications Services Ltd, as Director Cellular Operations and
participated in the team that erected and tested the first privately owned
mobile network in Africa.
Dr Juwah held top management
positions at the Communication Investment Ltd (CIL) the incubation venture for
the current Mobile Operator Globacom. At CIL he was responsible for providing
the foundation technical specifications and design for what is today Globacom.
In 1999 he was again invited to
join the management of MTS First Wireless Ltd as Executive Director (Network and
Operations). A position he held until 2005 when he resigned to start his own
venture, Cititel Networks Communications Ltd, a wireless infrastructure and
services provision enterprise that excelled in the design of mobile cashless
payment solutions for the unbanked.
In July 2010, Dr Juwah was
appointed Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian
Communications Commission by President Ebele Goodluck Jonathan.
Dr Juwah is a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Chemical
Dr Suthiphon Thaveechaiyagarn, National
Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commissioner, NBTC, Thailand
- LL.B (Hons.) Thammasat University
- Barrister-at-law (Thai Bar), Recipient of the Anandhamahidol Fellowship
- LL.M. (Harvard), LL.M., S.J.D. (University of Pennsylvania)
- WIPO Diploma in Intellectual Property Training (WIPO Academy)
- AOTS/JIII Diploma in Training Program on Industrial Property Management
- Diploma in Mediator Program (King Prajadhipok’s Institute)
- Degree of National Defense College (2006)
- International Associate, McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enerson, San
Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
- Legal Officer, Department of Business Economics, Ministry of Commerce
(actively participating in multilateral trade negotiations in Geneva,
- Judge in the Intellectual Property and International Trade Section, the
Research Division, the Supreme Court
- Judge and Secretary of the Central Intellectual Property and
International Trade Court (1997-2000)
Judge of the Office of the President of Supreme Court and the Spokesperson
for the Judiciary of Thailand
- Judge and Secretary of the Civil Court
- Deputy – Secretary of the Supreme Court
- Secretary - General of Election Commission (Nov.15, 2006 – Sep.18, 2011)
- Acting as Director of the Institute for developing Politics and Election
(Feb.26, 2010 – Sep.18, 2011)
Various articles and case comments include:
- Current Development : The Section 301 Cigarette Case Against Thailand –
A Thai Perspective, 21 Law and Policy in International Business,
International Law Journal of Georgetown Law Center 367-87 (1990)
- GATS : Impact on the Legal Profession and Legal Education : A Thai
Perspective, 51 Bodbundit, Journal of the Thai Bar Association 141-59
- A Third World Perspective on the U.N. Convention on Convention for the
International Sale of goods, The Intellectual Property and International
Trade Law Forum : Special Issue 248-79 (1999);
- Analysis of Fair Use Doctrine in Copyright Cases, 2 Dhurakit Bundit Law
Journal 116-29 (2002)
Khaled Naguib Sedrak, Senior Vice-President, GBI
As a member of GBI's Establishing Committee, Khaled worked closely with
the core team in taking GBI from the concept development to a live network that
spans 3 continents and is present in 16 countries.
Khaled's contributions covered the structuring of a half billion US Dollars
private placement transaction and negotiating the finance facilities. He has led
a world-class team of business, financial and legal consultants in developing
GBI's private placement memorandum and leading the fund raising efforts.
Khaled is a holder of a Bachelor degree in Engineering, with extensive
experience in the Telecom & IT sector. He brings a wealth of experience in
financial transactions engineering and projects development.
As GBI is shifting from the build into the operations paradigm, Khaled is
currently, leading the structuring efforts of GBI’s group-companies and
operations in the Gulf Region, Middle East, Europe & USA; in addition to
establishing GBI’s comprehensive global compliance program, with the aim of
asserting GBI’s presence as a global carrier.
At the moment, Khaled is working on preparing for GBI’s next move toward
realizing its ambitious expansion plans.
Harinderpal Singh Grewal, Director, Interconnection and
Access, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
Harin is the Director of Interconnection and Access in IDA's Policy and
Competition Development Group. His team formulates and implements policies
relating to economic and technical regulation in the telecommunications sector.
Prior to this, Harin headed the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network
(Next Gen NBN) programme office at IDA. During his tenure, his team successfully
conceptualised and awarded the Requests for Proposal (RFPs) to appoint the
Network Company (NetCo) and Operating Company (OpCo) of Singapore’s Next Gen NBN.
The Next Gen NBN is globally unique as its open-access model has been designed
through a combination of structural and operational separation requirements set
out by IDA.
In his 20 years at IDA, Harin has also led functions as diverse as Manpower
Development and Wireless Mobility as well as being involved in Networking R&D
for the first 8 years of his career.
Harin is an Electrical Engineer by training. His specialisations are in Wireless
Communications and Telecommunications Policy.
Eric H. Loeb, Vice President, International External
Eric H. Loeb is responsible for supporting AT&T’s team of international external
affairs advocates. AT&T is a premier global communications company, providing
wholesale services and mobile roaming services to over 220 countries and
territories, and providing business enterprise services to countries
representing over 99 percent of the world’s economy.
In addition to developing and implementing market access strategies to enable
AT&T’s global expansion to satisfy customer needs, other responsibilities for
Mr. Loeb include ensuring compliance with international telecom regulations, and
advocacy on a wide range policy matters related to the stable growth, innovation
and investment by the information and communications technology sector.
Mr. Loeb is based in AT&T’s Washington DC office. He is an active member in
several industry and community organizations, including current service as:
Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce Task Force on Internet and
Telecommunications Infrastructure and Services (Paris); Executive Committee
Member of the European-American Business Council (DC); Board Member of the US
Telecommunications Training Institute (DC); Co-Chair of the Coalition Service
Industries Telecommunications Committee (DC), and Member of the US State
Department Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information
Prior to joining AT&T in 2002, Mr. Loeb had been the Global Regulatory Counsel
for Concert Communications, and prior to that, the US Regulatory Counsel for
British Telecommunications plc. He started his career at Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
in Washington DC, after graduating with honors from the Georgetown University
Law Center, and with honors from Bowdoin College. He lives in Baltimore,
Maryland with his wife and two children.
demystifying regulation in the cloud: opportunities and challenges for cloud
Dr Marianne Treschow, Representative,
Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO)
Dr Marianne Treschow, the former Director General and member of the Board of the
Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (PTS) was appointed as the CTO( Commonwealth
Telecommunications Organisation) Ambassador for Scandinavia in 2010. She is also
Senior Advisor to Ericsson Group, member of the Royal Academy of Engineering
Sciences(IVA) and member of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. In
addition to a long career in PTS she has also held a number of important
positions in Sweden including Director of the Swedish Space Agency, Director of
the Swedish Natural Sciences Research Council and Ass Professor in structural
chemistry at the Stockholm University. Among the many international positions
she has held are in the European Commission as a member of the troika Board and
Chair of the Radio Spectrum Policy Group(RSPG) 2006-2010, head of delegation of
the European Regulators Group(ERG) 2004- 2010 and Councillor to the ITU and its
Executive Director, Uganda Communications Commission
Mr Godfrey Mutabazi is the current Executive
Director of Uganda Communications Commission. An aeronautical engineer, Mr
Mutabazi holds a Masters of Science Degree in ICT (software engineering) with a
bias in Spectrum Planning from the University of Liverpool, U.K. He also holds a
certificate in Broadcasting Regulation from the Commonwealth Broadcasting
Association, and several professional qualifications in several aviation
engineering disciplines, including Avionics.
A former chairman of Broadcasting Council
(1998-2010), Mr Mutabazi is well versed with the communications sector. He
worked in the United Kingdom for over ten years as an Engineer for several
engineering companies, including Air Touring Services at Beggin Hill. He also
worked as the Chief Engineer of Mustique Airways, the then largest and most
prestigious charter airline in the East Caribbean.
Born in Kabale and raised in Toro Kingdom
(present-day Kamwenge District) in Western Uganda, Mr Mutabazi is married with
children. He is a fully registered member of the Royal Aeronautical Society of
the United Kingdom. Among others, Mr Mutabazi spends his most free time doing
Sanjaya Karunasena, Chief Technology Officer, ICTA
Sanjaya Karunasena is an Enterprise Architect, Information and Communication
Technology Application Expert with over 15 years of industry experience. Sanjaya
has significant experience in application of information and communication
technology for business development, management of enterprise systems, product
development and enterprise software development, including experience in the
retail, telecommunication, and eGovernment domains. He has experience in leading
a 300+ engineering team, developing many enterprise solutions, providing
strategic direction to improve software engineering productivity and software
quality. He is currently designated as the Chief Technology Officer at ICTA. In
this role, while contributing to the design and the implementation of the
national eGovernment ICT infrastructure, he provides technical guidance to
variety of initiatives. Previously, he worked as the Director of Services in a
leading Service Orienter Architecture product company, responsible for all
client services and infrastructure services. Sanjaya is interested in cloud
computing and mobile computing for development. He is researching on technical
and non-technical aspects of citizen centric government service delivery with
active citizen participation. Sanjaya is also keen on application of ICT for
Good Governance. Sanjaya has a M.Sc. in Computer Science and a B.Sc. honors
degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri
Session 6: dark
clouds: safety and security on the net
Dr Imad Y. Hoballah, Acting Chairman, and CEO and Head
of Telecommunications Technologies Unit, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority
of Lebanon (TRA)
Prior to his appointment at the TRA, Dr. Hoballah was the
Chief Executive Officer of Omnix Media Networks. Previously, Dr. Hoballah held a
number of executive positions at Lucent Technologies and AT&T Bell Laboratories
gaining extensive experience in the field. These include appointments as
Executive Sales Director (Africa & Levant), Chief Operating Officer (COO) ,
Executive Vice President for Services & Program Management, MEA Region. He also
held the positions of Services and Software Sales & Product Management, and
Information, Operation, & Data Networking Systems Director, Saudi Arabia at
Lucent Technologies. Dr. Hoballah was also Senior Manager, Operations Systems,
and Operations Systems Architecture Group & Data Services Product Management at,
AT&T Bell Laboratories.
Dr. Hoballah currently serves as the Chairman of the ITU CCV Committee and as
Vice Chairman of the Arab Spectrum Management Group (ASMG) and, has been
actively involved in the group’s work to coordinate issues related to Spectrum
Management, World Radiocommunication Conferences and other matters concerning
coordination between Arab States and other regions in the spectrum management
Dr. Imad Hoballah assumed the Arab Regulators Network (AREGNET) presidency
between July 2011 and April 2012 and committed to work towards developing the
sector by strengthening the capacity of local Authorities, enhancing their
proactive interaction, and deepening the cooperation and exchange of experiences
among all Arab organizations.
In December 2011, Dr. Hoballah was elected as Vice President of the executive
committee of the “Arab Infrastructure Regulatory Forum (AIRF)”.
Dr. Hoballah has a noteworthy academic record. He received a diploma from the
Program for General Development from IMD Lausanne (Switzerland, 2000), a
Master’s certificate in project management from George Washington University
(Washington DC, 1997), an Executive Masters of Business Administration from
Columbia University (New York, 1994), a Ph.D. in EE/Communications from Syracuse
University (NY, 1986), and MS in electrical engineering from Syracuse University
(NY, 1982), as well as a B.S in chemistry from the Lebanese University (Lebanon
In 2012, Dr. Hoballah was appointed as the Chairman on Lebanon’s Governmental
Commission on Transition to Digital TV, and Lebanon’s Representative to the ITU.
Max Thomas, Brisbane Australia, CEO, The Cyber Guardian
Max Thomas is founder and CEO of The Cyber Guardian, a technology company
specialising in Security and protecting Children Online. Max is a Board Member
of the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) and a Guest Expert and partner with
ITU on their Child Online Protection (COP) initiative. Max also works closely
with the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT).
Where he attends many of their CERT workshops around the world and speaks about
solutions that are available in protecting our younger citizens. Max has a
particular interest in working with the least developed nations and protecting
the most vulnerable on the internet.
Stephanie Liston, Senior Counsel, Charles Russell
Technology & Communications group
Stephanie is currently a Senior Counsel at Charles Russell Technology &
Communications group. A qualified lawyer in the US and UK, Stephanie served as a
Non-Executive Director of the Office of Communications (Ofcom) from 2005 to
2008, a Director of the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA)
from 2000 to 2005 and co-chairman of the Communications Committee of the
International Bar Association from 2004-2006. Stephanie co-founded and Chairs
Women in Telecoms and Technology (founded in 2000 - with current membership of
over 500) and has been a senior partner in a number of leading law firms.
Stephanie has advised on strategic regulatory issues, contractual negotiations
and commercial transactions for numerous companies in the European and
international communications sector since 1990 when she was a senior lawyer for
MCI Communications Corporation.
public-private-partnerships (PPP): innovation strategies for bringing broadband
Ananda Raj Khanal, Director and Action Chief of Office
at Nepal Telecommunications Authority
Born in 1970 in Tanahun of Nepal is
currently Director and Action Chief of the Office at Nepal Telecommunications
Authority (NTA) , an independent and autonomous telecom regulator of Nepal.
Before joining NTA in April 2006, he was with the Department of Electrical and
Electronics at Kathmandu University in Nepal in the capacity of Assistant
Professor and Department In-Charge. He continues to be a visiting faculty at
different universities in Nepal and teaches subjects related to
Telecommunications and ICTs.
Mr Khanal has taken a number of training courses related to policy,
regulation and management of Telecommunications/ICTs conducted by different
international institutes of repute including ITU, PURC, APT and other regulatory
agencies. He has also participated a number of seminars, workshops, meetings,
symposia dealing with Telecommunications/ICTs.
Very active in the ITU plenipotentiary conferences, WRCs ,WTDCs and ITU-D
study groups, Mr Khanal is one of the noted speaker in these fields, has given a
number of key note address and served as a panelist and moderator in a number of
panel discussions in and outside the country.
He has Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communications,
Master of Engineering in Optical Communication. He is a gold medalist in LLB
from Tribhuvan University Nepal in 2009.
Besides engineering in the telecom and ICTs, he has deep interest in
management and leadership and also in philosophy and spiritualism. His hobbies
include trekking, listening to music, reading and writing.
Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi, Chairman of the Malaysian
Communications and Multimedia Commission
Dato’ Mohamed Sharil Mohamed
Tarmizi was appointed as Chairman of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia
Commission (MCMC) effective 16 October 2011. He served as a Member of the
Commission from 1 May 2006 for two terms during which time he was subsequently
invited to join the MCMC as Chief Operating Officer on 16 June 2008 prior to his
He brings with him a considerable number of years of experience in the legal
field, communications and multimedia industry, as well as experience in the
financial advisory and strategy consulting areas. He was the Executive Director
and Head of Strategy in BinaFikir Sdn Bhd, a financial advisory and strategy
consulting firm, prior to joining SKMM as the Chief Operating Officer.
In the international arena, Dato’ Mohamed Sharil is recognised as an
authority in the area of Internet Governance where he was appointed as Chairman
of the Government Advisory Committee (GAC) from January 2003 to March 2007, as
well as a Board Member in the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers
(ICANN) during the same period. At the end of his tenure, he was honoured by the
GAC, the ICANN Board and the global internet community for successfully
navigating the GAC and assisting ICANN through the challenging early years of
the debates surrounding InternetGovernance at two United Nations World Summits
on the Information Society in Geneva (2003)and Tunis (2005).
He has also worked with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in the areas of
capacity building and helping countries undergo regulatory reform in preparation
for globalization. In particular, he was involved in the further development of
the Telecoms Reference Paper for the Telecommunications Sector as well as the
drafting of the Postal Services Reference Paper for the Postal and Express
Delivery Sector. He was also one of Malaysia’s lead negotiators for the telecoms
sector in various rounds of WTO negotiations as well was the various Trade or
Economic Cooperation agreements that Malaysia has had, namely Japan, Australia
and New Zealand.
He was also recently elected the Vice Chairman of the ITU Council’s Child
Online Protection initiative, an initiative to address the ills of cyberspace
particularly against young persons and children.
He also sits on the Board of Trustee of the International Multilateral
Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) and he was appointed to the Board of
Directors of the Multimedia Development Corporation by Prime Minister Dato’ Sri
Mohd Najib Tun Razak.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from University College of Wales,
Aberystwyth and qualified as a Barrister from Gray’s Inn, England and Wales
Gabrielle Gauthey, Executive Vice
Gabrielle Gauthey is Executive Vice President, in charge of Global Government
and Public Affairs for Alcatel-Lucent. She is also President of Gitep-Tics, the
French telecom industry association.
Gabrielle Gauthey is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and holds a
postgraduate degree in economic analysis. She began her career with France
Telecom. In 1990 she became General Secretary of the “Invest in France” agency.
From 1995 to 1997 she was adviser to François Fillon, Minister for Posts,
Telecommunications and Space Affairs. From 1998 to July 2000 she was Deputy CEO
of Sofirad and CEO of “Le SAT”, the first satellite-based operator of
French-language digital TV and radio services in Africa. Till January 2003, she
was Director of the Information and Communication Technologies Department at the
Caisse des Depots et Consignations, responsible for investment in the” regional
digital development” programme by mandate of the State.
From 2003 to 2008 she was Commissioner at the French Regulatory Authority for
Electronic Communications and Posts (ARCEP).
Ralph Corey, Director Intel World Ahead
A 30 year Intel veteran, holding a number of strategic sales, vertical
marketing and technical management roles at Intel. In his current role he
manages the World Ahead emerging market Telco strategy working specifically with
Telco service providers, Government regulators and ecosystems to help increase
broadband penetration and drive socio-economic growth through ITC and devices
usage. He has Moderated many USF/Broadband events in ASIA, Central Eastern
Europe, Latin America and Africa. He previously ran Intel‘s IPTV Program office
which developed the world-wide geography sales strategies and ecosystem
engagements. One of his main focuses was ecosystem alignment for service
delivery, OSS & BSS systems on Intel based standard servers to help service
providers reduce the opex/capex and develop new revenue paths.
Ralph holds BS/EE/CS and has designed computer systems for the graphic arts
industry prior to working at Intel Corporation.
Dr Matt Yardley, Partner, Analysys Mason
a Partner at Analysys Mason where he leads the company’s broadband public policy
work. He has advised governments on national broadband plans and implementation,
including those in Singapore, Morocco, Brunei, Thailand, Ireland, Malta, and in
the UK. He led the work that produced ‘A Guide to Broadband Investment’,
published by the European Commission (EC) in 2011, and is currently working with
the EC on the socio-economic benefits of bandwidth, and on measures to reduce
the costs on high speed broadband infrastructure rollout. He has advised the
European Investment Bank on broadband development in Euro-Mediterranean
countries. He has advised regulators including Ofcom on competition issues in
next generation networks, and operators and investors on next generation network
strategy. Matt has been with Analysys Mason for over 15 years and holds a PhD in
engineering from the University of Manchester.
Axel Leblois, Founder and Executive Director of G3ict
Axel Leblois is the Founder and Executive Director of G3ict – the Global
Initiative for Inclusive Technologies, an Advocacy Initiative of the United
Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development, launched in December 2006 in
cooperation with the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons
with Disabilities at UN DESA, organizations of persons with disabilities and the
private sector. (www.g3ict.org)
G3ict’s mission is to promote the dispositions of the Convention on the Rights
of Persons with Disabilities relative to e-accessibility and assistive
technologies. It develops practical tools, evaluation methods and benchmarks for
State Parties and organizations of persons with disabilities to develop policies
in support of assistive technologies and e-accessibility in cooperation with
international organizations such as the International Telecommunication Union.
Prior to founding G3ict, Axel Leblois spent over 20 years at the helm of
information technology companies in the United States including as CEO of
Computerworld Communications, CEO of IDC – International Data Corporation,
President of Bull HN Worldwide Information Systems – Formerly Honeywell
Information Systems, CEO of ExecuTrain and co-founder and President of W2i, the
Wireless Internet Institute. Axel Leblois served as a Senior Fellow of UNITAR,
the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, and is a founding
trustee and treasurer of its North American affiliate CIFAL Atlanta. Axel
Leblois holds an MBA from INSEAD and is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris. He
lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Christine where they raised their four
children Lucie, Armand, Stéphane and Benjamin.
Day 3, Thursday 4 October 2012
defining markets: a regulatory ladder of intervention in a converged digital
Kathleen Riviere-Smith, CEO, Utilities Regulation
and Competition Authority, The Bahamas
Mrs. Kathleen Riviere-Smith was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the
Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) in The Bahamas, with
effect from April 2, 2012. A Certified Public Accountant with twenty years
experience, Mrs. Smith joined the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), which
preceded URCA, as a Financial Analyst, in 2000. Following the August 2009
establishment of URCA, she was named a Senior Case Officer. In January 2011, she
was appointed Director of Policy and Regulation.
Md. Abdus Samad, Commissioner, Bangladesh
Telecommunication Regulatory Commission
Mr. Md. Abdus Samad, is now
working as a commissioner, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).
Prior to his appointment as commissioner, BTRC, he served in the Bangladesh
Judicial service as District and sessions Judge for about 12 years. He completed
BA, (Hons) & Master of Arts in English literature and Bachelor of Laws from
University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh, Currently, he is supervising the legal
affairs in relation to Telecom sector of Bangladesh.
Moustapha Mamy Diaby,
Director-General, Autorité de Régulation des Postes et Télécommunications,
- Master en Ingénierie des Télécommunications et TIC.
- Expert en Harmonisation des politiques de régulations des
Télécommunications et TIC, gestion des ressources rares, systèmes et réseaux
- Expert et formateur en planification des réseaux de Télécommunications.
- Consultant et Formateur en Accès Universel et connectivité rurale.
- Fonctionnaire principal chargé des Politiques de développement de
Télécommunications à la Commission de l'Union Africain de 2006 à 2011.
- Coordinateur de l'Accord de port-Moresby du partenariat
Afrique-Union-Européenne sur le Développement des Infrastructures.
- Formateur-Consultant à l'Ecole Supérieur Multinationale des
Télécommunications de Dakar-Sénégal (ESMT), Centre d'excellence de l'UIT, de
Janvier 2001 à Août 2006.
Dr Christian Koboldt
Christian is co-founder and partner of DotEcon Ltd. A former academic
economist at the University of Saarbrücken, Christian provides advice to
companies and public sector bodies worldwide in competition and litigation
cases, regulatory consultations, on public policy issues such as spectrum
licensing, and on market design and business strategy. He has particular
expertise in applied economics, industrial economics and competition policy,
regulatory economics, public policy and market design.
broadband implementation: country case studies
Dr Rahul Khullar, Chairman, Telecom Regulatory
Authority of India
Dr. Rahul Khullar joined Telecom Regulatory Authority of India as Chairman on
14th May 2012. Prior to joining TRAI, he was Commerce Secretary in Ministry of
commerce and industry, Government of India. He also served as Secretary,
department of Disinvestment, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. He is a
permanent civil servant who joined the Indian Administrative Service since 1975.
He has served in various capacities and at various levels in the Central and
State Government. He has served as Director in the Prime Minister’s Office,
Private Secretary to Finance Minister, Commissioner of Sales Tax, Delhi and
Principal Secretary (Planning), Delhi. He has also served as Additional
Secretary and later as Special Secretary in the Department of Commerce, Ministry
of Commerce & Industry. He has been Chief Negotiator for India in the Doha Round
of multilateral trade negotiations at the WTO.
He has worked as a professional economist in the Asian Development Bank (ADB),
Manila between 1994 to 2000. In this assignment he worked as a Lead Economist
for the Pacific, and later for the Philippines, and, thereafter, for Central
Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, etc.). He also served as
Senior Economist in the Strategy and Policy Office attached to the President of
the Asian Development Bank.
He has a Ph.D. in Economics and has been a Visiting Professor in the Department
of Economics, Boston University (1990-91), and a Lecturer at the Kennedy School
of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge USA (1982-84).
Magdalena Gaj, President, UKE, Poland
is a licensed legal adviser / legal counsel and expert in telecommunications
law. Since 2001 she has continually dealt with telecommunications issues and in
particular with regulation and creating law in this area.
In 1998, she graduated from the Faculty of Law at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska
University in Lublin. Between 1998-2001, she completed her post-graduate legal
training and became a qualified legal adviser. At that time she worked for the
In 2001, she started her career in the Office of Telecommunications Regulation,
subsequently transformed into the Office of Telecommunications and Post
Regulation and then into the Office of Electronic Communications. In 2005 she
obtained the position of Director of Legal Department in UKE.
In 2009, she was appointed as Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of
Infrastructure where she dealt with telecommunications and postal issues. Her
activity was focused on amendments to the law which brought it in compliance
with the European law and on introducing provisions which facilitate the
development of telecommunications services and consumer protection. The
switchover process to digital terrestrial television was among her priorities.
Under her leadership the Plan for Digital TV Implementation in Poland, and
subsequently the Act on digital terrestrial TV implementation were prepared and
adopted by the Council of Ministers.
Thanks to Magdalena Gaj's efforts Poland become a member of the International
Telecommunication Union (ITU) Council.
During the Polish Presidency in the Council of the European Union she was in
charge of the Council work in the field of telecommunications. The team led by
her negotiated with the European Parliament a compromise version of the first
Radio Spectrum Policy Programme which harmonizes the frequencies in the 800 MHz
band on the EU-wide scale for the purposes of electronic communications services
and broadband Internet access.
In November 2011, Magdalena Gaj became Undersecretary of State in the Ministry
of Administration and Digitisation where she continued her work previously done
in the Ministry of Infrastructure.
On 27 January 2012, the Sejm (Lower Chamber of the Parliament) of the Republic
of Poland appointed Magdalena Gaj as the President of the Office of Electronic
Prof. Milan Jankovic, Director, RATEL, Serbia
Jankovic, IEEE member, received the B.Sc. (1975), M.Sc. (1990) and Ph.DEE (1999)
degrees from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Electrical Engineering,
Department of Telecommunication. After fourteen years in the telecommunication
industry, responsible for introducing new technologies and products, he joined
the Community of Yugoslav PTT, in 1990, as Project leader in R&D Department
responsible for development and implementation of appropriate access network
architectures. He was a member of three EURESCOM Projects "Implementation
Frameworks for Integrated Wireless - Optical Access Networks", "UMTS Radio
Access" and "Open Service Access for 3G Mobile Networks". From December 2002 to
March 2006 he was Director General of the Community of Yugoslav PTT. For
Assistant Professor in Department of Telecommunication Dr Jankovic was elected
on University of Belgrade, Faculty of Electrical Engineering. He has published
more than 145 papers in Proceedings of International and Domestic Conferences
and International (IEEE Communication Magazine) and Domestic Magazines. He is
coauthor of the book "Access Networks". He is now with Republic Agency for
Electronic Communication of the Republic of Serbia on position Director.
Mario Maniewicz, Chief of the Infrastructure,
Enabling Environment and E-Applications Department, ITU/BDT
Maniewicz is the Chief of the Infrastructure, Enabling Environment and
E-Applications Department at ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT).
His department is the focal point to assist developing countries in bridging the
digital divide by promoting the use of ICT-based networks, services and
applications, while ensuring the use of appropriate technologies to build or
extend their information and communication infrastructure and adapt to the
rapidly changing telecommunication/ICT environment. This includes the provision
of guidelines and tools for the development of policy and regulatory frameworks,
financing policies and strategies, development of telecommunication and IP-based
networks, promotion of pervasive broadband deployment, digital broadcasting and
spectrum management, as well as the use of reliable and cost-effective ICT
applications while enhancing cyber-security. Mr. Maniewicz is also responsible
for the Union's activities in the promotion of access and use of
telecommunications and ICTs for groups that have been marginalized in their
access to current mainstream ICT services, including women, youth, indigenous
people, persons with disabilities and people living in remote communities.
Session 10: the
regulatory consulting room: bringing it all together, fostering inclusive and
Mr Lizcano is the former Executive Director of the Communication Regulatory Commission
of Colombia and Chair of GSR11.
Attorney of Universidad Javeriana, and Master of
Laws with emphasis on Economic Regulation at the London School of Economics, Mr.
Lizcano was appointed by the President of the Republic as commissioner of the
CRC since 2008. He began his career as Legal Adviser at the Telecommunications
Regulatory Commission, where he supported important projects including the
opening of Long Distance Competition and Interconnection Regime, among others.
He also acted as General Secretary of Telebucaramanga, served as adviser for
various companies, and acted as Legal Adviser of the Minister of Communications
on different projects and initiatives oriented to adapt the regulatory framework
under a converged environment and promoting competition.
Executive Director, Croatian Post and Electronic Communications Agency (HAKOM),
Dr Lucic has been the Executive Director of HAKOM since 2009.
Before joining HAKOM, Mr. Lučić was working at Ericsson in Croatia, Western
Europe and Israel for more than twenty years, eventually as Senior Sales
Director toward a global telecommunications operator.
Mr. Lučić holds a Ph.D. degree from the Faculty of
Electrical Engineering and Computing at University of Zagreb, Department of
Alan Horne, Telecommunications Regulator, TTR, Vanuatu
Before becoming the Telecommunications & Radiocommunications Regulatior in
Vanuatu, Alan Horne completed a three year term as Director General of the
Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in Bahrain. This appointment
followed a long and distinguished career in the telecommunications industry
working with consumers, equipment suppliers, operators, regulators and
Governments. In 2009 Alan was voted one of the Top most influential people in
the Middle East. Under Alan’s leadership TRA Bahrain won, in Nov 2009, an award
for the most progressive Regulator of the Year by the association of operators
and iSPs in the 25 countries making up the SAMEA Region (Southern Asia, Middle
East and Arica). In December 2009 CommMEA announced that TRA Bahrain was
Regulator of the Year.
Alan has acted as a senior advisor, to Ministers, Regulators and Boards of
companies throughout Europe Middle East and Africa, in developing policy and
liberalising telecommunications and broadcasting markets. Alan has played an
active role in Europe in the formative years of liberalisation participating in
and chairing working groups for the European Commission and the European
Telecommunications Standards Institute. (ETSI). He has an in-depth experience in
all aspects of regulation leading to the development of a sustained competitive
He has been President of the Arab Network of 18 Regulators, Chairman of
Eurostrategies a Belgium based consulting firm, Chairman and Managing Director
of InterConnect Communications a regulatory consulting firm he founded in 1984
and sold to Telcordia Technologies of the USA in 2001.
Alan is an experienced Chairman, Board Member and CEO and has a proven track
record of building consensus resulting in decisions which takes forward policy
Kwong-Cheung Lau, Assistant Director, OFCA, Hong Kong,
Mr Lau is the Assistant Director (Regulatory) in the Office of the
Communications Authority (OFCA) and is currently responsible for overseeing the
regulation and licensing of public telecommunications services, enforcing
licence conditions and administering the telecommunications numbering plan.
OFCA is an executive arm of the Communications Authority (CA). As an independent
unified regulator for both telecommunications and broadcasting sectors, the CA
was established on 1 April 2012, by assuming the powers and functions of the
former Broadcasting Authority and Telecommunications Authority.
Mr Lau graduated from the University of Western Ontario Canada in 1979. He
joined the former Office of the Telecommunications Authority (OFTA), the
executive arm of the Telecommunications Authority, in 1981 and has been working
in the radiocommunications and telecommunications field since then.