Director, Radiocommunication Bureau (BR)
Mr Valery Timofeev, of Russian nationality, was born on 26 September 1938. He
was elected Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau of ITU at the 2002
Plenipotentiary Conference in Marrakesh. From 1999, until taking up his duties
as Director BR on 1 January 2003, Mr Timofeev was Deputy Minister for
Communications and Informatization of the Russian Federation. During the period
1992 until the end of 2002 he was also Deputy Chairman of the State
Radio-Frequency Commission of the Russian Federation.
Mr Timofeev was re-elected to a second four-year term as Director of the
Radiocommunication Bureau at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Antalya,
Turkey, in November 2006.
From 1970 to 1974, Mr Timofeev was an engineer in the secretariat of the
International Frequency Registration Board (IFRB) of the ITU. From 1961 until
1992 he occupied various positions in the State Radio Research Institute (NIIR).
During his years of employment with the State Radio Research Institute, Mr
Timofeev accumulated extensive professional experience in the fields of
radio-wave propagation, frequency spectrum planning, development of national EMC
standards and the design of satellite communication and television and radio
broadcasting systems. For many years, he was responsible for the international
coordination of satellite communication systems and headed national delegations
at coordination meetings with other administrations.
As Deputy Minister for Communications and Informatization of the Russian
Federation, Mr Timofeev was directly responsible for matters pertaining to
effective radio-frequency spectrum management, the development of television and
radio broadcasting and the deployment and operation of the national satellite
communication and broadcasting system, as well as for the Russian
Administration’s participation in the work of various international bodies,
including the International Telecommunication Union, the Regional Commonwealth
in the field of Communications (RCC), the European Conference of Postal and
Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT), INTERSPUTNIK, Intelsat and Eutelsat.
Mr Timofeev has participated in the meetings of various ITU bodies, including
Plenipotentiary Conferences (1982, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006), the
Council, World (Administrative) Radiocommunication Conferences (1974, 1977,
1979, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2000 and 2003 ), World
Telecommunication Development Conferences (1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006),
Radiocommunication Assemblies (1993, 1995, 1997 2000 and 2003), the 1996 World
Telecommunication Policy Forum, preparatory meetings for ITU-R conferences, and
meetings of the Radiocommunication (ex-CCIR) Study Groups. Mr Timofeev has
served as the head or deputy head of national delegations at several ITU
conferences and meetings.
In 1993, he chaired the World Radiocommunication Conference and was
Vice-Chairman of the Radiocommunication Assembly. At the 1994 and 1998
Plenipotentiary Conferences, he was elected to serve as a member of the ITU
Radio Regulations Board, of which he was Vice-Chairman in 1997 and Chairman in
Mr Timofeev is the author of more than 60 scientific publications on various
aspects of radiocommunications and broadcasting, satellite communications,
frequency planning, EMC and international cooperation in the field of
He is a co-author of five monographs and the author or co-author of nine
patents on different inventions in the field of radiocommunications.
He is a member of the International Communications Academy and a
corresponding member of the K.E. Tsiolkovsky Academy of Cosmonautics.