Patrick Masambu Elected to lead International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
[Via Satellite 10-14-2016] Patrick Masambu, previously deputy director general and director of technical affairs for the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO), has been elected director-general of the organization. Masambu is the former chairman of the Council of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO), and worked for 10 years as CEO of the Uganda Communications Commission regulatory agency.
The mission of ITSO is to ensure the performance of core principles for the provision of international public telecommunications services; to promote international public telecommunications services to meet the needs of the information and communication society; and to protect the ITSO parties’ common heritage. Masambu brings more than 30 years of experience to the position, including more than six years already with ITSO. Hailing from Uganda, he is the first sub-Saharan African to be elected to the position.