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Mr Carlos Slim HELÚ

Co-Chair, Carlos Slim Foundation

Without a doubt, broadband is the nervous system of today’s new civilization, so broadband access is a top priority for our technological society. It is very important that broadband be a high-quality universal service at a low cost...

H.E. President Paul KAGAME

Co-Chair, Republic of Rwanda

The transformational impact of broadband on people’s lives and global economies is no longer questionable; the remaining challenge is to extend these obvious benefits to the majority of global citizens and allow them to unleash their creative ...


Global Partnerships Forum

The leadership role of the Broadband Commission will provide a strong platform for achieving the MDGs. If we are to improve the quality of life for the underprivileged, we must engage all of the actors to develop innovative partnerships...



Dr. Hessa Al-Jaber is the chairperson of Trio Investment, a technology investment company that invest in innovative technology that address some of the most pressing health problems in MENA region.

Mr Keng Thai LEONG

Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore

A country’s broadband network is a basic infrastructure and a critical foundation for economic and societal development. Through the innovative services that emerge from such networks, everyone, including the disabled and the less-privileged, can...


Microsoft Corporation

Paul Mitchell is General Manager, Technology Policy at Microsoft Corporation. In this capacity, he is responsible for policy engagement on long-term technology evolution. Mr. Mitchell assumed his current role in July 2011. He is responsible for...

Mr Sunil Bharti MITTAL

Bharti Enterprises

India and other emerging markets can significantly enhance their economic activities through broadband penetration. Lack of developed infrastructure can be overcome through provision of broadband services and a broadband communication highway opens..


UN Women

Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. She was sworn into office on 19 August 2013 and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this position having devoted her career to...

Dr Speranza NDEGE

Kenyatta University

Dr Speranza Ndege is an ICT/e-Learning specialist with practical experience in training, research, online tutoring and technical advisory services. She holds a PhD, MSC in Computer Based Information Systems,Master of Arts and Bachelor of Education...

Mr Denis O'BRIEN

Digicel Group

Denis O'Brien is Chairman of the privately-owned Digicel Group, one of the fastest growing cellular companies in the world...

Prof. Jeffrey SACHS

United Nations and Columbia University

Jeffrey D. Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is also Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon...



Vestberg was a founding member of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Broadband Commission for Digital Development, where he led climate-change and digital-health initiatives. He is past chairman of the Swedish Olympic Committee and a cu


Huawei Technologies

Ms. Yafang Sun is Huawei’s Chairwoman, a position she has held since 1999. Ms. Sun’s leadership has taken Huawei from a small local enterprise to a global giant providing innovative technologies and tailored solutions and services to leading...

Dr Chang-Gyu  HWANG

KT Corporation

Broadband is more than connection. It serves as an essential platform that will enable people to unleash their dream and empower companies to create new business opportunities and flourish...

Mr Houlin ZHAO

Secretary General, ITU

Broadband networks offer perhaps the greatest opportunity we have ever had to make rapid and solid advances in global social and economic development – across all sectors, including healthcare, education, new job opportunities, transportation ...

Dr Carlos M. JARQUE

América Móvil

Since April 2013 he is Executive Director at America Movil, responsible for Corporate, Government and International Relations, supporting interaction with governments and the relationship with the CEO's of the countries in various fields. America Mov


Novartis Foundation

Dr. Ann Aerts has been Head of the Novartis Foundation since January 2013, where she has played a key role in devising new policy recommendations. She has the exciting responsibility of heading an organization committed to exploring innovative soluti

Dr Nasser Mohammed  MARAFIH

Ooredoo Group

Dr Nasser ranked #41 among the 100 powerful Arab leaders in 2015 and he has appeared in the ranking since the launch of the list in 2013.



​Kevin Martin is the Vice-President for Mobile and Global Access Policy at Facebook, where he oversees, among others, Facebook's free access program Previously, he served as Chairman (2005-2009) and Commissioner (2001-2005) of the Feder

H. E. Mr Hamad Obaid Al MANSOORI

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

H. E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori currently holds the position of Director General, the General Authority for Regulating the Telecommunications Sector. He is the Director General of UAE mGovernment, having held this position from April 2014 and the Deput

Dato’ Ir. (Dr.)  Lee Yee  CHEONG


Dato' Lee is the Malaysian Chairman, Governing Council, International Science Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation under the auspices of UNESCO (ISTIC), Kuala Lumpur; Member of the National Science and Research Council, Malays

Prof. Nicholas NEGROPONTE

MIT Media Lab

In 2005 he founded the non-profit One Laptop per Child, which deployed $1 billion of laptops for primary education in the developing world.


UN Global Pulse

Director of Global Pulse, an innovation initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General driving a big data revolution for global development and resilience ( Global Pulse's network of innovation Labs in New York, Uganda and

Mr Rajeev SURI


Rajeev is a leader with a passion for creating value, generating growth, and delivering technologies that have a positive impact on people’s lives. He has deep expertise in many areas of technology, particularly mobile networks and related topics suc



On May 1, 2015, Chuck Robbins was elected Chief Executive Officer by Cisco's Board of Directors, effective July 26, 2015. He became a member of the Board effective May 1, 2015. In his previous role as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field ....

Mr Philipp METZGER

Swiss Federal Office of Communications

Philipp Metzger took office as Director General of the Swiss Federal Office of Communications on 1 January 2014. Before that, Philipp Metzger was Deputy to the Director of the Telecommunications Development Bureau...

Mr Rupert  PEARCE

Inmarsat plc

Rupert has been Chief Executive Officer of Inmarsat plc, the world's leading global mobile satellite communications network operator, since January 2012. Rupert joined Inmarsat in January 2005 as Group General Counsel ....



​Mr. Scott Gegenheimer is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Mobile Telecommunications Company KSCP (Zain), a leading multinational telecommunications operator present in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa with over 45 million customer



Mats Granryd is Director General of the GSMA and a Member of its Board. In this role, he leads the GSMA in supporting its global membership through a range of industry programmes, advocacy initiatives and industry-convening events...

Baroness Beeban KIDRON

Filmmaker and Founder of 5Rights

Beeban Kidron is a British filmmaker who has spent 35 years working in feature film, television drama and documentary. Her films range from commercial cinema, to artist portraits and hard-hitting documentaries: Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason; To W

Dr. Abdulaziz Bin Salem AL RUWAIS

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Governor of the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Republic of Azerbaijan

H.E. Ramin Gu has been the Minister of Communications since January 2016.


Ericsson Group

Börje Ekholm is President and CEO of the Ericsson Group.

H.E. Dr. Amani  ABOU-ZEID

African Union Commission (AUC)

Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid is the newly elected Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy at the African Union Commission (AUC). She is in charge of sectors covering Energy, Transport, Tourism and ICT

Ms Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘ UTOIKAMANU


Executive Officer in the Ministry of Tourism of Tonga from January 2017. Ms. 'Utoikamanu brings with her a wealth of national, regional and international experience at various senior leadership levels, with a strategic perspective for the mandate of

Mr Patrick MASAMBU

International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO)

​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



As UNDP Administrator, Mr Steiner also chairs the UN Development Group, which unites the 32 UN funds, programmes, specialized agencies and other bodies that work to support sustainable development...




Dr Mukhisa  KITUYI


Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi became the seventh Secretary-General of UNCTAD on 1 September 2013. He has an extensive background as an elected official, academic and holder of high government office...

Ms Audrey  AZOULAY

Co-Vice Chair, UNESCO

Having worked in the sector of culture since the start of her professional career, Audrey Azoulay has notably focused on the funding of French public broadcasting and on the reform and modernization of France’s film support system.



An outstanding career in the field of public policy, he has contributed to his country the design, formulation, and implementation of major national policies including science & technology, innovation, ICT, e-commerce, and education. His contribution


Executive Secretary of EUTELSAT IGO

The Executive Secretary of EUTELSAT IGO

Mr. Bocar BA

Samena Telecommunications Council

As UNDP Administrator, Mr Steiner also chairs the UN Development Group, which unites the 32 UN funds, programmes, specialized agencies and other bodies that work to support sustainable development...




Mr. Marcin  CICHY


President of UKE, Poland

H.E. Ms. Aurélie Adam- Soule ZOUMAROU


Mrs. Aurelie Adam Soule Zoumarou is a skilled Telecommunications and ICTs professional who has built up an experience in the ICT industry (SFR France, Accenture France, ARCEP Benin, GSMA Afrique).

Ms Kristalina GEORGIEVA

World Bank

As the CEO for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Development Association, the World Bank's lending arms for middle-income and poor countries, Georgieva will build support across the international communit


World Childhood Foundation

In 2015, Rubinstein was appointed as President & CEO of World Childhood Foundation (WCF) USA. Founded in 1999 by Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden, WCF invests in innovative programs to end violence and child sexual abuse and exploitation. An exper

Mr  Adrian LOVETT

Web Foundation

Adrian played a key leadership role in successful campaigns such as Make Poverty History and the Jubilee 2000 campaign to cancel the debts of developing countries. He has also held senior roles at the likes of Oxfam and Save the Children.

Dr Tedros Adhanom  GHEBREYESUS

World Health Organization

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected as WHO Director-General for a five-year term by WHO Member States at the Seventieth World Health Assembly in May 2017.



Doreen Bogdan-Martin was elected Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau on the 1st of November 2018. She took office on the 1st of January 2019. She serves as C​oordinator of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development.

Mr. Stephane Richard


Stéphane Richard, Stéphane Richard, born in 1961, has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orange SA since March 1, 2011.

H.E. Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams

South Africa

Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams is the Minister of Communications, responsible for executive oversight over the Departments of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) and Communications (DoC).​

Ms. Henrietta H. FORE


Henrietta H. Fore became UNICEF's seventh Executive Director on 1 January 2018. She has worked to champion economic development, education, health, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in a public service, private sector and non-profit leaders

Dr. Moez Chakchouk

Focal Point, UNESCO

Moez is a fervent defender of online human rights, he participated in different forums and conferences and he was selected in 2015 as a member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance

Mr Patrick Nyirishema

Focal Point, RURA

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