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PhilippePhilippe Aubineau
ITU Counsellor for ITU-R Study Group 1 and the CPM, ITU

Mr. Philippe Aubineau is Counsellor at the Radiocommunication Bureau (BR) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). He is responsible since June 2006 for ITU-R Study Group 1 on Spectrum Management and the Conference Preparatory Meeting for the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC). From 2006 to 2015, he was also responsible for the ITU-R Special Committee on regulatory and procedural matters. Previous to taking up his current duties as Counsellor, he worked as radiocommunication engineer at the France Telecom research center where he was in charge of international frequency planning, coordination and registration for satellite networks. He then joined the Space Services Department of the BR. Since 1995, he participated with increasing level of responsibility in all the WRCs of the ITU, which review and revise the Radio Regulations – the international treaty governing the use of the radio frequency spectrum and the satellite orbit. Philippe Aubineau graduated from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis in France.
BechtaKamil Bechta
Senior Specialist, 5G System Engineering and Spectrum Standardization, Nokia

Kamil Bechta received MSc degree in Electronics Engineering from Military University of Technology in Warsaw (Poland) in 2010. After graduation he worked as research assistant at Military University of Technology and in 2011 joined Nokia Siemens Networks as 3GPP RAN4 Standardization Specialist responsible for RF and RRM requirements of HSPA and LTE. From 2015, as 5G Senior Radio Research Engineer in Nokia Bell Labs, Kamil was leading team responsible for spectrum and co-existence studies for 5G. In this period team of Kamil provided multiple contributions to FCC, ITU-R and 3GPP on 5G co-existence. In first half of 2017 Kamil was participating in development of advanced baseband platform software for 5G network products of Nokia, whereas from July of 2017 he is responsible for back office support for Nokia's contributions on 5G spectrum and co-existence requirements in 3GPP and ITU-R. Currently Kamil is also working on his PhD thesis about simulation modeling methods for evaluation of performance and co-existence requirements for 5G with massive MIMO antenna configuration.
buetiCristina Bueti
Counsellor, ITU

Cristina Bueti is the Counsellor of ITU-T Study Group 5 "Environment, climate change and circular economy" and of ITU-T Study Group 20 "Internet of things (IoT) and smart cities and communities (SC&C)" at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). She is responsible for ITU-T's activities on IoT and smart sustainable cities. She is the ITU focal point for environment and climate change including e-waste management. She also serves as TSB focal point for Latin America. Cristina Bueti graduated from the Faculty of Political Science, Law and International Cooperation and Development of the University of Florence, where she completed postgraduate studies in International Cooperation and Telecommunications Law in Europe. She also holds a specialization in Environmental Law with a special focus on Telecommunications. In 2003, Ms. Bueti built on her academic credentials by completing a specialized course in peacekeeping and international cooperation with special focus on telecommunications at the Faculty of Laws, University of Malta, before joining the International Telecommunication Union in Geneva in January 2004. As part of the International Women's Day 2016, she was named as one of the twenty Geneva-based inspirational women working to protect the environment. She has authored over 40 reports on telecommunication issues. A native Italian speaker, Cristina is also fluent in English, French and Spanish.
jafarJafar Keshvari

Jafar Keshvari has completed his doctoral studies in Biomedical Engineering focusing on Electro-oculogram charactristics, eye and visible radiation. Dr. Keshvari has been involved in Electromagnetic fields and health related standardization, research and education since 2000. He has had distinguished roles in leading the development of globally harmonized international standards towards a single scientifically justified EMF assessment approaches. He has also had key role in activating EMF assessment standardization bodies such as IEEE and IEC collaborating and co-operating with entities such as ITU, WHO and ICNIRP. Dr. Keshvari is the chairman of the following standardization committees: IEEE/ICES TC34, IEC PT62209-3, IEC AHG6 and IEC MT1. Jafar Keshvari is also adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering/Bio-electromagnetics at Aalto University, Helsinki-Finland.
ChaesubChaesub Lee
Director, ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

Chaesub Lee is the Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, following his election at the 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, Republic of Korea. He took office on 1st January 2015. Dr Lee has been involved in the telecommunication and ICT standardization field for 30 years, specializing in areas such as integrated services digital networks (ISDN), global information infrastructure (GII), Internet protocol, next-generation networks (NGN), Internet protocol television (IPTV) and cloud computing. He started his professional life in 1986 as a researcher at Korea Telecom. After 17 years he took up a role at the country's Electronic and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), where he stayed for the next eight years. 
Most recently he worked at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and as a senior advisor to the Koreans Ministry, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP). Within ITU Dr Lee served as Chairman of the ITU Next-Generation Networks (NGN) Focus Group to address the growing need for global standards for NGN, including service requirements, functional architecture and mobility, security and Quality of Service (QoS). He was also Vice-Chairman of the ITU IPTV Focus Group which works to coordinate and promote the development of IPTV standards. He acted as Vice-Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 13 'Future Networks and Cloud' from 2001 until 2008, becoming Chairman of that group in 2009. Study Group 13 works to develop standardization solutions for NGNs, future networks and cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and mobile telecommunications, to ensure their smooth international deployment in the coming years. Dr Lee holds a PhD in Multimedia Engineering. He is married with two children.
LewickiFryderyk Lewicki
Orange Polska, Poland, chairman of ITU-T Working Party 1/5

Fryderyk Lewicki received MSc and PhD degrees from the Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland). He is also a graduate of several telecommunication programs provided by the United States Telecommunication Training Institute in Washington DC (1990-1992). Since 1985 he joined the Orange Labs Poland where he has a position of the Manager on Antennas, Propagation and EMC. He is Chairman of the ITU-T SG5 WP1/5 "EMC, lightning protection and EMF " and for the fourth term the Rapporteur for Question 3/5 "Human exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from information and communication technologies (ICTs)". In the ITU-R SG3 "Radiowave propagation" he is chairman of the Sub Working Party SWP 3K-2 "Path general propagation method". He is also Past chair of the Polish Chapter of the IEEE EMC Society. The main fields of his activity are: antenna systems, protection against electromagnetic radiation, spectrum management and radiowave propagation.  
MazarHaim Mazar

Dr Haim Mazar (Madjar) has more than 46 years of experience in wireless communications (including broadcasting, mobile, fixed, radiolocation, satellite and public services) and RF spectrum management. Elected by 88 countries at ITU Radio Assembly 2015, he serves as Vice Chair of ITU‐R Study Group 5 (Terrestrial Services). Since 2015 Dr. Mazar advances RF spectrum and licensing in ATDI. Dr Mazar serves as Rapporteur on intersectoral activities for ITU PP Resolution 176 (Rev. Busan, 2014) Human exposure to and measurement of electromagnetic fields’. He contributed to the ITU-R handbook on Spectrum Monitoring, Chapter 5.6 ‘Non-ionizing radiation measurements’ and conducts the on-going studies within ITU-R Working Party 1C in response to Question ITU-R 239/1 ‘Electromagnetic field measurements to assess human exposure’. Dr. Mazar contributed to the ITU-D Report Document 2/287 on Question 7/2: ‘Strategies and policies concerning human exposure to electromagnetic fields’. He submitted ATDI’s contribution ‘EMF: Revisions of ITU-D Resolution 62 and Question 7/2’ to ITU-WTDC 2017 and assisted to revise Question 7/2 and its Resolution 62. He actively participates at ITU-T meetings (mainly remotely) on Question 3/5 ‘Human exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from ICTs’. He received a BSc EE, from the ‘Technion Israel Institute of Technology’ in1971; an MBA from Bar Ilan University in 1988; and a PhD from Middlesex University, London UK, in 2008, focusing on regulatory frameworks for wireless communications.
KarolKarol Okoński
Under-Secretary of State

Graduate in Management and Economics at Gdańsk University of Technology (2001) with a master of science and engineer degree. Program and Project Manager holding executive positions in consulting services as well as banking and postal services. In 2001-2012 was involved in numerous IT projects on behalf of the international consulting company Accenture Sp. o.o., and then worked as IT Director at Polish Post Office Digital Services and FM PBP Bank. Holder of the PMP, Prince 2 Practitioner and ITIL certificates as well as participant of numerous trainings regarding IT systems implementation and IT governance. Specialized in complex integration projects as well as in change management and development cycle processes. Privately - a passionate of Latin-American literature, watchmaking, photography and sport. Married, two children.
PonderJaroslaw Ponder
Head of ITU Office for Europe, ITU

Mr Ponder is Head of ITU Office for Europe at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) (Geneva, Switzerland). Within the last years Mr. Ponder has been carrying out numerous projects, activities and initiatives at national, regional and international levels. He has been taking lead role in many international conferences and summits dealing with development of ICT ecosystem, information society, and advancements of digital economy worldwide, while setting strategies and ensuring their timely implementation. Along the professional career Mr. Ponder held official positions in the public sector and was a contributor to the legislative projects having impact on the public policy. Since 2004 Mr. Ponder has been working for ITU. In 2004 he was consultant at the Market, Economics and Finance Unit (MEF/ITU). In year 2005 he moved to Strategy and Policy Unit (SPU/ITU). In year 2007 he moved to Project and Initiatives Department (PRI/ITU). In year 2008 upon his former duties he acted as Europe Officer (EUR/ITU) as well as as Project Manager for European Centres of Excellence Network (CoE-EUR). In August 2008 he was appointed as Coordinator for Europe. After successfull recreation of the coordination for the region in February 2009 he moved to the General Secretariat becoming Strategy and Policy Coordinator and one year later Senior Strategy and Policy Advisor with the objective to lead the ITU activities on World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and its 10 year review, amongst the others successfully establishing WSIS Forum, WSIS Prizes, WSIS Stocktaking, and organizing WSIS+10 High Level Event (2014) that resulted in negotiated texts. In parallel, since October 2011 he has been working as Coordinator for Europe strengthening coordination and implementation mechanism. In July 2017 he became a Head of ITU Office for Europe, directing actions, projects, initiatives and experts groups targeting 43 countries.
RowleyJack Rowley

Dr Jack Rowley works in the Advocacy Programme of the GSMA where he is Senior Director, Research & Sustainability. He is responsible for activities related to the safety of mobile communications and responsible environmental practices. He manages relationships with major stakeholders, contributes to government consultations, develops technical advice for members, delivers specialist training and coordinates GSMA scientific and communications activities related to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMFs). Jack has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and joined the GSMA in 2000. Previously, he worked for Telstra (Australia), primarily in the Research Laboratories, where he rose to the position of manager of radio communications research with special responsibility for RF-EMF topics. He has been a member of Australian, Irish and international working groups and contributes on these topics in ITU-T and ITU-D study groups.  He has also given expert evidence in planning hearings related to base station siting. Jack has more than 200 publications and presentations on mobile communications safety and environmental issues. He holds a B. Eng. degree with first class honours from the University of Limerick (Ireland) and a Ph.D. from the RMIT University (Australia). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
ZenonZenon Sienkiewicz

Zenon Sienkiewicz joined what was to become Public Health England in 1985, where he leads a research group that investigate the effects of ionising and non-ionising radiation, with particular emphasis on the neurobiological effects of power frequency magnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation. This work has been combined with scientific advisory work, and helping to formulate guidelines limiting exposure to electromagnetic fields both in the UK and other countries. He has been a member of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection since 2011.
​​​SukenikVictoria Sukenik             
ITU-T SG5 Chairman

Degree in International Relations, Ms Victoria Sukenik studied at the University of Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Also completed a Master's Degree in International Economic Relations, at the University of Buenos Aires; and a Postgraduate in Governance and Institutional Development at the University of Alcalá de Henares, Spain. She worked in the private sector, in wholesale banking, and since 2004 she joined the Public Administration of the Argentine Republic. Initiating its work, first in the Ministry of Economy to join in 2006 as advisor in international affairs in telecommunications, ICT, satellite and postal services, in the former Secretary of Communications. Currently, Ms Sukenik works at the Ministry of Modernization, Secretary of Information and Communication Technologies (SeTIC). Representing Argentina in international and regional meetings (ITU, CITEL, UNASUR, MERCOSUR, among others). During WTSA-16 she has been appointed as ITU-T Study Group 5 Chairman, for the period 2017-2020. From January to July 2017, Victoria participated in the Regulatory Experience Programme of the State Secretariat for the Information Society and the Digital Agenda of Spain. Ms Sukenik has also been appointed as Vice-Chairman of U4SSC (United for Smart Sustainable Cities), an UN initiative.
Tornevik Christer Törnevik

Christer Törnevik received the M.Sc. degree in applied physics from the Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden, in 1986, and the Licentiate degree in materials science from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in 1991. He joined Ericsson in 1991. Since 1993, he has been involved in research activities related to radio frequency exposure from wireless communication equipment. He is currently a Senior Expert within Ericsson Research and responsible for electromagnetic fields and health within the Ericsson Group. From 2003 to 2005, he was the Chairman of the Board of the Mobile Manufacturers Forum, where he is currently the Secretary of the Board. Since 2006, he has been the Chairman of the Technical Committee on electromagnetic fields with the Swedish Electrotechnical Standardization Organization, SEK, and he has as an expert contributed to the development of several CENELEC, IEC, ITU and IEEE standards on the assessment of RF exposure from wireless equipment.
EmilieEmilie van Deventer 
Team leader of the Radiation Programme, World Health Organization

Emilie van Deventer is the team leader of the Radiation Programme at the World Health Organization. This programme covers the public health aspects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation safety. She is responsible for the WHO International EMF Project which provides information on the health impact of EMF exposure and guidance to national authorities on radiation protection programmes.  Before joining WHO, she was a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, Canada. She holds a PhD from the University of Michigan, USA and received a doctorate Honoris Causa from the University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru in 2014.
WoodMike Wood
Distinguished Professional, Telstra 

Mike Wood is a Distinguished Professional with Telstra and the General Manager for Telstra’s Strategy, Governance and Risk Management program. Mike has 30 years’ experience in the strategy and management of mobile network deployment, Electromagnetic Energy (EME) and community consultation for the wireless industry.
Mike trained with the Australian Defence Department in radio & microwave communications prior to graduating from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 1985.
Mike has worked in standards development for over 20 years and is currently Chairman of the IEC TC106 which has global responsibility for EME testing standards for mobile phones, devices, wireless networks and radio communication systems.
The current focus for TC106 is the 2020 strategic business plan and development of standards for the assessment of future 5G mobile technologies. Mike is also active in the ITU standards and in Australia chairs the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association RF Safety Compliance Program.