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Biography of ITU Secretary-General Dr Hamadoun Touré - medium version

Dr Hamadoun I. Touré, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) since January 2007, was re-elected for a second term at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, Guadalajara, Mexico, in October 2010.

He served as Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) from 1998 to 2006, and has wide professional experience in both the public and private sectors.

A national of Mali, Dr Touré holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Leningrad (LEIS, USSR) and a PhD from the University of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics of Moscow (MTUCI, Russia).

He is committed to ITU as an innovative, forward-looking organization adapted to meeting the challenges created by the rapidly-changing ICT environment, and to continuing to spearhead the Union towards implementing the resolutions of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Dr Touré is married with four children and two grandchildren.

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