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Hamadoun Touré

ITU Secretary-General

Born in Mali in 1953, Hamadoun Touré holds advanced degrees in electrical engineering from universities in St Petersburg and Moscow.

A veteran of the satellite industry, he spent many years with Intelsat, where he rose to the role of Group Director for Africa and the Middle East, before joining ICO Global Communications as African Regional General Manager.
He became an elected official of ITU in 1998, serving as Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau until 2006.

He was elected Secretary-General at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Antalya, Turkey, in November 2006, and took office on 1 January 2007.

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