Member States of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have re-elected Malcolm Johnson of the United Kingdom as ITU Deputy Secretary-General during the Union’s 20th Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-18) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Mr Johnson, a seasoned information and communication technology (ICT) executive who has served in multiple senior management positions at ITU, will begin his second, and last, four-year term on 1 January 2019.
Prior to serving as Deputy Secretary-General, Johnson served from 2007 to 2014 as Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB). Between 2003 and 2006, Mr Johnson was International Coordinator at the United Kingdom’s Office of Communications (Ofcom), where he had lead responsibility for the United Kingdom in ITU.
From 1992 to 2003, he was Director of the United Kingdom’s Radiocommunications Agency and European Coordinator for ITU World Radiocommunication Conferences in 1993, 1995 and 1997.
Between 1988 and 1992, he worked in the European Commission’s Telecommunication Regulations Division, where he represented the Commission in the Council and the Parliament of the European Union.
The ITU Plenipotentiary Conference election process also includes the posts of Secretary-General, Director of ITU’s Radiocommunication Bureau, Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau and Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau.
These elections will be followed by elections for the Radio Regulations Board and ITU Council, the governing body that oversees the running of ITU between quadrennial Plenipotentiary Conferences.
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