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Speaker Biographies

Confirmed speaker biographies are below, please check back here regularly as additional speakers are confirmed. 

Speakers

Francois  Rancy

Francois Rancy

Director, ITU

 

Mr François Rancy was elected Director of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau by the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2010 (PP-10) in Guadalajara, Mexico. He took office on 1 January 2011. He was confirmed in a second term by the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2014 (PP-14) in Busan, Republic of Korea.
François Rancy is an engineer, a graduate of the École Polytechnique (1977) and the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Paris, 1979).
From 1979 to 1997, he worked as systems engineer and subsequently Head of Department in France Télécom's research laboratories, where he was in charge of studies on national and international satellite systems and activities relating to the spectrum and the regulation of satellite systems. As from 1992, his responsibilities expanded to cover the entire radiocommunication sphere.
From 1997 to 2004, he was Director of Spectrum Planning and International Affairs at the National Frequency Agency (ANFR).
From 2004 to 2010, he was Director-General of ANFR, responsible for frequency management in France.
In October 2010, he was elected Director, BR by the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference.
At the international level, he led the coordination of European delegations (CEPT) at WRC-03 and chaired the European Union group on spectrum management policy (RSPG) in 2007. He chaired the ITU–R Special Committee on Regulatory and Procedural Matters from 1997 to 2003, and the World Radiocommunication Conference in 2007.
François Rancy has been awarded the ITU Silver Medal (2007) and the titles of Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (1998) and Ordre national du mérite (1992).

Albert Nalbandian

Albert Nalbandian

Chairman, RCC WG on WRC-19

 

Currently (since 2002) Albert Nalbandian is the Adviser to Minister of Transport, Communications and IT of the Republic of Armenia.
Armenian delegate at ITU Plenipotentiary Conferences (2002, 2006, 2010) and ITU Radiocommunication Conferences (1993 – 2015, at WRC-03 and WRC-07 - as Committee Chairman, WRC-12 – as Vice-Chairman), Chairman of the ITU-R Conference Preparatory Meeting for WRC-12).
He is actively participating in the RCC work (Council of the Heads of Administrations, Commission on Spectrum management, etc).
From 1985 to 2002, Mr. Nalbandian was a Counsellor of the CCIR and later since 1993 of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau and was responsible for the work of ITU-R Study Group 1 “Spectrum management”, ITU-R Study Group 7 “Science services” and preparation for radiocommunication conferences (CPM) held in 1995, 1997, 2000 and 2003. During the 1985 - 2001 Albert assisted 50 ITU-R Chairmen in preparing, organizing and conducting more than 180 meetings.
Albert Nalbandian prepared and published a number of articles and did presentations on different aspects of radiocommunications.
1965 – 1985 - Deputy of the Head of Department on satellite communications and broadcasting of the Moscow Radio Research and Development Institute (NIIR)
1960 - 1965 - Moscow Telecommunication Institute
Engineer on radio communications and broadcasting

Victor Strelets

Victor Strelets

Member, RRB

 

Victor STRELETS is member of the ITU Radio Regulation Board (RRB). He was elected to the Radio Regulations Board at the 2010 and 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conferences (2011 - Vice-Chairman RRB, 2012 - Chairman RRB).
He is today advisor to Director General, at Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Morsviazsputnik” and Consultant to various Russian Satellites Companies.
Victor Strelets has 34 years’ experience of scientific-research and technical and administrative work in the field of spectrum management.
Since 1993, he participated in the ITU-R activities and also in the of the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations and Regional Commonwealth in the field of Communications.
He has taken part in various sets of negotiations and has headed bilateral and multilateral coordination meetings dealing with frequency planning and coordination issues.
In 2004, Strelets assumed direct responsibility for the Russian Administration’s preparations for the 2007 World Radiocommunication Conference and 2006 Regional Conference for the planning of digital terrestrial broadcasting, and provided practical leadership for the Russian Administration’s delegations to those events. From 2004 to 2013, he served as Chairman of the State Radio Frequency Committee’s working group handling preparations for the World Radiocommunication Conference.
Victor Strelets has played an active role in the development of a spectrum management system in the Russian Federation. From 2004 to 2008, as an administrative head in the State Radio Frequency Committee.

Valery  Butenko

Valery Butenko

FSUE NIIR, Russia, Chairman, , RCC Commission

 

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Kirill  Oparin

Kirill Oparin

Head of Regional Office, ITU

 

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Alexander Kuhn

Alexander Kuhn

Chair for WRC-19 preparation, CEPT

 

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Istvan Bozsoki

Istvan Bozsoki

Head of Spectrum Management, ITU

 

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