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ITU's leadership

ITU Secretary-General, Dr Hamadoun Touré, Mali

Dr Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) since January 2007, was re-elected for a second four-year term in October 2010.

As Secretary-General, Dr Touré is committed to ITU’s mission of connecting the world, and to helping achieve the Millennium Development Goals through harnessing the unique potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).

A long-standing champion of ICTs as a driver of social and economic development, Dr Touré previously served as Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) from 1998-2006. In this role he placed considerable emphasis on implementing the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), launching projects based on partnerships with international organizations, governments, the private sector and civil society...






ITU Deputy Secretary-General, Houlin Zhao, China

Photo Houlin Zhao, Deputy Secretary-General of ITU. Source:  ITU / S. AcharyaHoulin Zhao was elected ITU Deputy Secretary-General at the Plenipotentiary Conference in Antalya, Turkey, in November 2006. He was re-elected for a second four-year term in Guadalajara, Mexico, in October 2010.

Born in 1950 in Jiangsu, China, Mr Zhao graduated from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and holds an MSc in Telematics from the University of Essex in the UK.
Directors of the Bureaux
Malcolm Johnson, United Kingdom
François Rancy, Director of ITU's Radiocommunication Bureau 
François Rancy, France 
Brahima Sanou, Director of ITU's Telecommunication Development Bureau 
Brahima Sanou, Burkina Faso