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Aboubakar ZOURMBA

Candidate to the Post of Member of the RRB (Radio Regulations Board)
Aboubakar ZOURMBA, Cameroun

    Aboubakar ZOURMBA


Name Shola TAYLOR
Nationality Cameroonian
Date and place of birth In 1958 at Holoum, Guider, Cameroon
Family status Married, two children
Occupation Senior Telecommunications Engineer
Official position Assistant Director General of Telecommunications Regulatory Board (ART)
Address Aboubakar ZOURMBA
Directeur Général Adjoint
Agence de Régulation des Télécommunications
BP 6132 Yaoundé, Cameroun
Telephone: (237) 223 03 80
Fax: (237) 223 37 48


  • 1980:
    General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (Maths, Physics), High School of Guider, Cameroon.

  • 2003:
    Master of Public Management, Advanced Institute of Public Management (ISMP) of Yaounde, Cameroon.

  • 1983:
    Telecommunications Engineer, Advanced School of Posts and Telecommunications (ENSPT) of Yaounde, Cameroon.

  • 1988:
    Master of Science (MSc.) in Telecommunications Technology, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom.


Professional career

  • 1983-1984:
    In charge of maintenance at the Telephone Exchange in Garoua, Cameroon.

  • 1984-1986:
    Assistant Provincial Head of Service of Telecommunications for Far North Province in Maroua, Cameroon.

  • 1989-1990:
    R & D Engineer (Head of Service) in the Cameroon Centre for Telecommunications Studies in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

  • 1990-1998:
    Sub-Director for Radio Spectrum Management and Private Installations in the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications in Yaounde, Cameroon.

  • 1998-1999:
    Provincial Delegate (Assistant Director) of Posts and Telecommunications for the South-West Province in Buea, Cameroon.

  • since 1999:
    Assistant Director General of Telecommunications Regulatory Board (ART) of Cameroon in Yaounde, Cameroon.


  • Participation to PP-02 in Marrakesh (Morocco) and the sessions of the Counsel since 1999.

  • ITU-D activities
    - Cameroon national coordinator for the National Radiomaritime Master Plans Project for Africa South of the Sahara under the supervision of BDT (1992-1996).
    - Cameroon delegate to WTDC-02, Istanbul (Turkey).
    - Cameroon adviser to WTDC-06, Doha (Qatar).
    - Vice-Chairman of Committee 3 (Programmes/activities) at WTDC-06 Doha (Qatar).

  • ITU-T activities
    - Cameroon delegate to WTSA-2000, Montreal (Canada) and to WTSA-04, Florianopolis (Brazil).
    - Vice-Chairman of Telecommunications Standardization Advisory Group (TSAG) since WTSA 2000 et WTSA-04.

  • ITU-R activities
    - Member of the Radio Regulation Board (RRB) since 2002.
    - Participation as member of RRB to RA-03, WRC-03 and RRC-04.
    - Vice-Chairman of Working Group 2 of the Plenary at WRC-2000.
    - Assistant Head of Cameroon delegation to WRC-97, RA-97 and WRC-2000.
    - Cameroon delegate to WARC-92, WRC-93, WRC-95, RA-93 and RA-95.
    - Participation to the work of Study Group 1 (Spectrum management) since 1995.
    - Participation to the work of CPM, study cycles and ITU-R seminars.



  • Participation to the telecommunications work of INTELSAT, INMARSAT, RASCOM, ATU, ARTAC, COPTAC, ASECNA, IMO, ICAO, CTO and CAPTEF.

  • Visiting Lecturer, Supervisor and Member of Jury for Dissertations at ENSPT, ENSP and IRIC.

  • Production of manuals on telecommunications signalling.



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