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BR Director's Corner

"The ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) is the global forum on the evolution of radio technologies and uses where spectrum allocations and provisions necessary to this evolution are decided.
Bringing countries of the world to work together to reap the benefits of radiocommunications has been a permanent goal during my entire career."
François Rancy
Director, ITU Radiocommunication Bureau
Mr. Rancy was elected by the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in 2010 to the post of Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau (BR) of the International Telecommunication Union.
As Director, Mr. Rancy 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, 2011, he was Director General of the French Agence nationale des fréquences. Since 1995, Mr. Rancy has served as the head or deputy head for national delegations at many ITU conferences and meetings.
Mr. Rancy graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 1977 and from Ecole nationale supérieure des télécommunications in 1979.