Jean-Benoit Agnani, ANFR, France
Jean-Benoît Agnani joined Agence nationale des fréquences in 2000 after 13 years in the aircraft industry at Dassault-Aviation. He has a 24 years experience in electromagnetic topics such as Radar Cross section,
permittivity of material, in direct lightning effect, antenna, and radiocommunication. He is involved at the present time in technical discussions about the public exposure to EMF.
Director Europe, Middle East and Africa
Mobile Manufacturers Forum (MMF),
Thomas Barmüller is MMF’s Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa and responsible for the co-ordination of the association’s activities in the region.
Immediately prior to joining the MMF, Mr. Barmüller was Managing Director of the Austrian Forum Mobilkommunikation from 2000 to 2006. He also served as a Member of the Austrian parliament from 1990 to 1999, focused on infrastructure issues, telecommunication and environment.
He graduated as Master of Laws at the University of Graz, Austria.
Emilie Van Deventer, Team Leader, Department of Public Health and Environment, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Dr. Emilie van Deventer is the Team Leader of the Radiation Programme (RAD) at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. She heads the International EMF Project and the Ultraviolet Intersun Programme relating to public health protection from non-ionizing radiation.
Dr van Deventer received her PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, USA in 1992, and was a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Toronto in Canada from 1992 to 2000.
Guy-Michel Kouakou, Chairman of SG 5 Regional Group for Africa
Guy-Michel Kouakou is the Vice-chair of Study Group 5 and Chairman of SG5 Regional Group for Africa.
He is Deputy-Director of Quality at ATCI, the Ivorian telecommunication regulator.
He has been working on EMF issues since 2007.
Fryderyk Lewicki, Rapporteur Q3 (WP2/5), Poland
Fryderyk Lewicki received MSc and PhD
degrees from the Wroclaw University of
Technology (Poland). He is also a
graduate at several telecommunication
programs provided on the United States
Telecommunication Training Institute in
Washington DC (1990-1992). Since 1985 he
joined the Research and Development
Division (Orange Labs Poland) of Polish
Telecom (Telekomunikacja Polska) where
he has a position of the Manager on
Antennas, Propagation and EMC. Other
positions and activities: the Rapporteur
for ITU-T SG5 Question 3 on Human
Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)
due to Radio Systems and Mobile
Equipment, responsibility for the
point-to-area measurement database in
the ITU-R SG3, Chair of the Polish
Chapter of the IEEE EMC Society, a
member of the IEEE Antenna and
Propagation and IEEE Broadcasting
Societies. The main fields of activity
are: antenna systems, radiowave
propagation, protection against
radiation and EMC.
Thari G. Pheko, Host representative Botswana Telecommunications Authority (BTA) Chief Executive
Mr. Thari G. Pheko was appointed Chief
Executive of Botswana Telecommunications
Authority (BTA) with effect from 1
January 2007. Mr. Pheko holds a B.Sc (Hons)
in Business Finance and Economics from
University of East Anglia, United
Kingdom, obtained in 1983 and an M.Sc in
Management Information Systems obtained
in the same university in 1986.Prior to
his appointment Mr. Pheko was self
employed as a Managing Director of ZBL
Investments Company since 2003
specialising in ICT consultancy and IT
Jack Rowley, Director Research & Sustainability, GSMA, UK
The GSMA health program is run by Dr
Jack Rowley, Director for Research and
Sustainability, within the GSMA Public
Policy Department. Jack has 22 years of
experience in the telecommunications
industry and joined the GSMA in 2000.
Prior to that he worked for 10 years
with Telstra (Australia) primarily in
the Research Laboratories. He has given
expert evidence in a number of planning
hearings, been a member of international
working groups and contributed to
government panels. Jack has more than
seventy publications and presentations
on mobile communications safety and
environmental issues. He holds an
Electronics Engineering Degree with
first class honours from the University
of Limerick (Ireland) and a Ph.D. from
the RMIT University (Australia). He is a
member of the IEEE and the
Paolo Vecchia, Chairman, International Commission on Non Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP)
Paolo Vecchia, physicist, is presently the Chairman of the International Commission on Non Ionizing Radiation Protection. Former President of the European Bioelectromagnetics Association (EBEA) and of the Italian Radiation Protection Association (AIRP), he served from 1973 to 2010 in the Italian National Institute of Health (ISS). He has worked in the area of biological and health effects of electromagnetic fields for about thirty years. His activities span from basic research to education and advice to Health Authorities, and the Government.
Mitsuru Yamada, Adviser, ITU/TSB
Mitsuru Yamada is the Advisor of Telecommunication Standardization Bureau(TSB), ITU. He is working as the secretariate
of the ITU Focus Group on Cloud
Computing, ITU Focus Group on Driver
Distraction and Study Group 5 / 12
Regional Group for the Africa Region.
During his 30 year career he has been
involved in the development and
standardization on structured document
processing / communication systems and
Peter Zollman, Technical Manager, Group R&D, Vodafone, UK
Peter Zollman has a B.Sc. (Hons) degree
in electrical and electronic
engineering; is a Chartered Engineer and
a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering
In his 30+ years with RACAL and then
Vodafone, he has developed and operated
radio coverage survey systems and
project managed the international
program to develop the type approval
systems which enabled GSM phones to
access to the EU market.
Over the last 13 years, he has worked on
RF EMF health and safety in Vodafone
Group R&D. He has chaired the UK Mobile
Operators’ Association Science Working
Group since its inception in 1999 and is
the current chair of the GSM Association
EMF Expert Panel.
He actively contributed to the
development of the CENELEC base station
EMF standards and was Project Leader for
the IEC TC106 Project Team 62232 which
developed the base station RF field
strength / SAR evaluation standard
published in May 2011.