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Past and Present Directors - CCIF, CCIT, CCITT and TSB

 

CCIF - International Telephone Consultative Committee (1924 - 1956)

 

Georges VALENSI (France)
Secretary-General, CCIF 1923 - 1948
Director, CCIF 1 January 1949 - 31 December 1956

CCIT – International Telegraph Consultative Committee (1924 - 1956)

Beginning in 1949, the Director of the CCIT was elected by the CCIT Plenary Assembly.
 

 

Léon MULATIER (France)
1 January 1949 - 31 December 1949

 

Hugh TOWNSHEND (United Kingdom)
1 January 1950 - 31 December 1956​

CCITT – International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (1956 - 1993)

The Director of the CCITT was elected by the CCITT Plenary Assembly initially for a six-year term and thereafter for three-year terms.  From 1989, the Director was elected by the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference.
 

 

Jean ROUVIÈRE (France)
1 March 1957 – 21 July 1972​

 

E. HUMMEL (Germany)
Acting Director from 24 July 1972 - 31 December 1972

 

Raymond J.L. CROZE (France)
1 January 1973 – 8 October 1976​

 

Léon BURTZ (France)
8 October 1976 – 6 January 1985​

 

Theodor IRMER (Germany)
7 January 1985 – 28 February 1993​

TSB – Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (1993 - )

The Director of the TSB is elected by the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference for a four-year term and may be re-elected for one further term.
 

 

Theodor IRMER (Germany)
1 March 1993 – 31 January 1999​

 

Houlin ZHAO (China)
1 February 1999 – 31 December 2006​

 

Malcolm JOHNSON (United Kingdom)
1 January 2007​ -