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Candidate to the Post of Deputy Secretary-General
Carlos SÁNCHEZ, Spain

    Carlos SÁNCHEZ


Name Carlos SÁNCHEZ
Nationality Spanish
Marital Status Married, three children
Date of birth 6 September 1950
Current Post Chief of the ITU Finance Department
Languages Spanish (mother tongue), French and English


  • Expert in business organization and accounting



2003 - present

Chief of the ITU Finance Department

In this post, he has overall responsibility for the Union's financial and economic planning, and the implementation and follow‑up thereof, acting as secretary of the budget control committees of the Council and of conferences and assemblies held by ITU.

He also participates actively in the work being done within the Union to modernize the organization through the introduction of new management technologies and to improve its efficiency.
1989 - 2003

Head of Administration, Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU

1975 - 1989

Head of the General Accounts and Debtors Service, ITU

1970 - 1974

Sales Service, ITU


The various posts he has occupied in the International Telecommunication Union have provided Mr Sánchez with broad experience in the management of organizations, leadership of work teams and implementation of modernization projects. Mr Sánchez has also been involved in staff matters, his effective management in this area having been confirmed by the posts he has occupied as staff representative.



The International Telecommunication Union is in full evolution. This evolution is essential if the organization is to achieve its objectives and keep pace with the rate at which the telecommunication market, regulations and technologies are changing worldwide.

Above all, however, ITU must evolve and modernize itself in order to achieve greater efficiency, transparency and credibility for its Member States and member entities. Such modernization must embrace, inter alia, the use of new information and communication technologies as well as the strengthening of dialogue between the different players involved in the Union’s everyday management.

The candidacy of Mr Carlos Sánchez for the post of Deputy Secretary-General of ITU is aimed at achieving such modernization of the Union through new, more advanced and efficient management and broader dialogue, particularly with the organization's staff, in the interests of improving management effectiveness.

Mr Sánchez’s experience in posts of major responsibility within the Union, during a period of change which has seen the introduction of operational planning, the elaboration of results‑based budgeting and the time‑management system, will guarantee the success of ITU’s future undertakings and will strengthen and broaden its pivotal role in global telecommunications.

The Member States and all entities participating in the activities of ITU stand to benefit from this new, more advanced and efficient management of the Union, which will significantly enhance the returns from their involvement in telecommunication regulatory, standardization and development activities in the coming years. This new management will also enhance the administration of ITU at the internal level.

With his leadership abilities and recognized efficiency and transparency in management, the candidacy of Mr Carlos Sánchez aims to provide an effective response to the various concerns of the Member States of the International Telecommunication Union.




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