Mr. Timofeev was elected by the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in October, 2002 to the post of Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau (BR) of the International Telecommunication Union.
As Director, Mr. Timofeev is responsible for the management of the Radiocommunication Bureau which organises and co-ordinates the work of the Radiocommunication Sector whose aim is to ensure the rational, equitable, efficient and economical use of the radio-frequency spectrum and the geostationary satellite orbit.
Previous to taking up his duties at the ITU in January, 2003, he was Deputy Minister for Communications and Informatization and Deputy Chairman of the State Radio-Frequency Commission of the Russian Federation. Since 1968, Mr. Timofeev has served as the head or deputy head for national delegations at several ITU conferences and meetings.
Mr. Timofeev is Doctor of Sciences and also holds Diplomas in Radio Engineering and in International Economics.