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Elections at PP-10
Meet the candidates
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Plenipotentiary Conference 2010

One of the duties of the Plenipotentiary Conference is to elect the top management of ITU to lead the work of the Union in the coming four years. There are five such elective posts: Secretary-General, Deputy Secretary-General, Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau, Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, and Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau.

At the time of going to press with this Special Edition of ITU News on 4 September 2010, the candidates listed below had been officially announced.

Candidate for the post of Secretary-General

Candidate for the post of Deputy Secretary-General

  • Houlin Zhao (China).
    Mr Zhao is the current Deputy Secretary-General.

Candidates for the post of Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau (BR)

Candidate for the post of Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB)

  • Malcolm Johnson (United Kingdom).
    Mr Johnson is the current Director of TSB.

Candidates for the post of Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT)

ITU News invited all candidates to participate in an interview by responding to a set of questions (eight for the posts of Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General and seven for the posts of Directors of the Bureaux). All candidates had four questions in common.

The answers received by the closing date for the magazine’s publication are reproduced here in alphabetical order of the candidates’ surnames where there is more than one candidate for the same post. In these interviews, candidates outline their vision of how telecommunications and information and communication technologies will affect our world in the coming years, and how, if they were elected, their own personal contribution and leadership would shape that future.

 

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