MR. PATRICK MASAMBU
Mr Patrick Masambu was elected as the Director General of the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO) at the organization’s Assembly of Parties meeting held in Washington, D.C in October 2016.
Up to the time of assuming his new appointment that took effect on 18th July, 2017 Mr Masambu served as the Deputy Director General and Director of Technical Affairs at ITSO Headquarters in Washington, D.C for a period of 7 years. In this role, he made significant contributions to top level decision making in ITSO as well as related key satellite industry initiatives.
In the period prior to the year 2010, Mr Masambu held several top level management positions in Uganda’s telecommunications sector, where as the founding Chief Executive of the country’s communications regulatory agency, the Uganda Communications Commission, he had the opportunity to spearhead the country’s telecommunications and ICT reforms, operations and regulation.
In parallel with these duties, Mr Masambu has, throughout much of his career, actively led and participated in the design, development and implementation of various works and initiatives at regional and international level institutions such as the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO), African Telecommunications Union (ATU), World Bank and a number of Academic Institutions.
Mr Masambu holds MBA and B.Sc(Engineering)(Hons) degrees; a Postgraduate Diploma in Telecommunications Systems Management and several certificates in specialized disciplines in telecommunications; regulation and ICT.
DR. RENATA BRAZIL-DAVID
DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS
Dr. Brazil-David, a national of Brazil, was the Director of Legal Affairs for over 9 years and was also the Deputy Director General of ITSO. She had to leave her position at ITSO due to lack of funding experienced by ITSO following Intelsat’s declaration of Chapter 11 so as to carry out financial restructuring. After leaving ITSO she joined Inmarsat (now part of Viasat) as Director of Regulatory Policy where she worked on developing and implementing global regulatory policy strategy.
Dr. Brazil-David has taken up the role of Director of International and Regulatory Affairs. She has a deep understanding of ITSO matters and extensive experience in satellite matters. Dr. Brazil-David holds a PhD in Law (S.J.D) from American University Washington College of Law and a LL.M. in International Trade Law from the University of Essex. She is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.