Hamadoun I. Touré

Hamadoun I. Touré
  • Secretary-General
    International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Master's in Electrical Engineering, Technical Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications, Leningrad; PhD, University of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics, Moscow. Formerly: trained as satellite engineer; 1998-2006, Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU); since 2007, Secretary-General, ITU; advocate of transformational power of information and communications technologies in improving social and economic development worldwide and the positive role ICTs can play in addressing climate change and meeting the 2015 Millennium Development Goals; promoting global broadband vision to accelerate benefits technology can bring to everyone.