An established and accomplished engineer and manager; multilingual standardization expert and holder of 22 patents, Tunisian born Dr. Bilel Jamoussi is currently Chief of the Study Groups Department of ITU secretariat’s Standardization Bureau in Geneva, Switzerland.
Holder of his ITU post since 2010, he has led the coordination of the bureau’s standards making activities into a new era characterized by the need for increased collaboration with vertical sectors such as the healthcare, car, aviation, utility and banking sectors.
Key achievements under his tenure have been important new standards in the fields of e-health, multimedia, smart grid, broadband and green ICTs while effectively managing staff, projects, and resources.
Prior to 2010, Jamoussi worked for Nortel for 15 years in Canada and then in the United States where he held several leadership positions. During his time at Nortel he was granted and filed US patents in diverse areas including packet, optical, wireless, and quality of service.
As Nortel's representative to the one laptop per child (OLPC) initiative he contributed to the availability of low-cost computers in support of education in developing countries and led the development of the Wireless Mesh networking used in the OLPC device that was to become the IEEE 802.11s standard.
A previous participant in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) he authored a number of Request for Comments (RFCs). As an IEEE Senior Member he was elected to the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Board of Governors (BOG) and the IEEE-SA Corporate Advisory Group (CAG). He served on the IEEE Standards Education Committee and was the Technical Liaison from IEEE-SA to ITU-T and ITU-D.
He holds a BSc, MSc and PhD in Computer Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, USA. He is fluent in Arabic, French, and English and speaks some Spanish and German.