2018 Forum programme

Mr. John Omo
Mr. John Omo

Secretary-General
African Telecommunications Union
Kenya




Biography

Mr. John OMO is the new Secretary General of the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) having been elected during the 5th ATU Conference of Plenipotentiaries held in Nairobi in August, 2018. He is leading the Continental body entrusted with building consensuswithin African countries and coordinating African Common Proposals in international fora.

Mr. Omo in his 27 years experience as a lawyer has contributed immensely to the drafting, vetting of local and international instruments, agreements and treaties, representing Government in civil and arbitration matters, researches on policy and legal issues. Prior to his election, he was working with the Communications Authority of Kenya where he provided leadership over the Authority’s Legal policies and strategies and participated in a number of treaty making local and international meetings.

He holds a Master of Law degree in Internationaland Commercial law from the University of Sheffield, UK and a Diploma in Human Rights Law from the UN Human Rights Centre, Geneva and ILO Centre Turin among other professional courses.