Mr José Toscano
International Government Affairs & Asset management Director

A telecommunications engineer by training, Mr. Toscano has more than thirty years’ experience in the telecommunications sector and has held management positions in both the public and private sectors as well as in regional and international organizations in this field.

His professional experience before being appointed as Director of International Government Affairs and Asset Deployment with Intelsat includes the elected position of Director General of ITSO, the position of Director of External Relations with ITSO and executive appointments within the National Regulatory Authority (ICP-ANACOM) and the European Commission, top-level management responsibilities with the private telecommunications sector in Portugal, as well as teaching assignments at various universities in Portugal. He has also been actively involved in the definition, development and work of numerous regional and international regulatory entities in the telecommunications and satellite communications fields in particular the ITU, EC, CEPT, and the GSM MoU, and is especially knowledgeable and comfortable working in a multicultural environment.

Commissioner in the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development from 2010 to September 2017 and Vice President of the ITU BDT Smart Sustainable Development Model Initiative