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SHARMA Sameer

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He is currently Senior Advisor at ITU Regional office for Asia-Pacific, Bangkok, responsible for South Asia covering India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, and Maldives where he is responsible for providing technical assistance to the countries for ICT for development including creating conducive policy and regulatory framework.
He has assisted several countries in migration from legacy networks to Next Generation Networks, designing Broadband Policy Framework and wireless broadband master plans for over fifteen countries including countries from Pacific Islands and ASEAN.
He is also regional focal point on cyber security issues and developed framework for establishment of CIRT in several countries.
He also actively works with UN Agencies including UNESCO on ICT for Education and WHO for e-health, UNICEF for School
Connectivity. He was recently involved for development of policy framework on ICT for Persons with Disability for Afghanistan, Nepal and India. He organized several regional events and training courses for Asia-Pacific countries.
Before joining the ITU, he held several senior positions such as Advisor, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Malaysia. He has also served as General Manager, Corporate Strategy in Celcom Malaysia Berhad.
He also worked as Director TRAI, India with extensive work on convergence and regulatory issues in Indian telecom sector. He also has extensive experience in television and radio broadcasting including satellite and microwave communications.
He also actively contributed to Study Groups in ITU-T and ITU-D for several years. He was chair on Mobile Termination Rates in ITU-SG3 (2005-2007) and Chair on Economic aspects of IP Telephony 2001 and had undertaken field projects as ITU Expert.
He has been chair and panel speaker in several international conferences and has contributed to several international articles and publications including ITU-D publications. He has organized Sub regional Ministerial Forum, Regional Forums and International Training Programs and Heads of Regional Regulators Roundtables.
He has been awarded by ITU with a medal of excellence for performance in 2009.