Alexander Ntoko has taken up a new role in the ITU as Chief of the TSBís Operations and Planning Department, a post of critical importance in crafting and executing the strategic movements of ITUís Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T).
Ntoko relinquishes the post he held for five years as Chief of ITUís Corporate Strategy Division (CSD) where his responsibilities included ensuring organization-wide consensus and support for the development, implementation and evaluation of the ITU Strategic Plan. He has also assisted and advised the Secretary-General in policy and strategic decisions and was responsible for the coordination of ITUís inter-sectoral activities in many areas, perhaps most notably regarding the Internet and Cybersecurity.
He has been a member of ITUís staff for more than 20 years; playing a key role in the introduction of Internet and Cybersecurity to ITUís work plan in the í90s, and leading the implementation of projects related to the Internet, ICT applications (e.g., e-health, e-government, e-agriculture, e-education, e-payment and e-business) and cybersecurity solutions involving advanced security technologies such as biometric authentication and Public Key Infrastructure.
Ntokoís appointment follows a rigourous application process receiving 250 individual applications and interviewing 12 candidates in a first-round of interviews as well as another 4 in a second.
Malcolm Johnson, Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB), ITU: ďAlex Ntoko will add great value to the activities of ITU-T, and we are very pleased to have filled this important position with someone of his caliber. Drawing from his extensive experience in the ICT field, Alex wonít hesitate to effect the changes needed to improve our services, and we are privileged to count him a member of ITU-Tís strategic management team.Ē