Friday, 02 November 2018 11:38

China’s Houlin Zhao re-elected to ITU top job

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Houlin Zhao, ITU secretary general Houlin Zhao, ITU secretary general

The International Telecommunication Union has re-elected China’s Houlin Zhao as secretary-general.

An information and communication technology engineer, Zhao has served in a variety of senior management positions at ITU, and will now begin his second, and last, four-year term in January 2019.

Member states of the ITU re-elected Zhao at the Union's 20th Plenipotentiary Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Zhao won the position with 176 votes, from 178 ballot papers deposited, after contesting the position unopposed.

Prior to first being elected as ITU secretary-general in 2014, Zhao served eight years as ITU deputy secretary-general. He also served two elected terms as director of ITU's Telecommunication Standardisation Bureau, which develops technical standards to ensure worldwide ICT interoperability. Before that, he was a senior counsellor with TSB for 12 years.

“Since being elected secretary-general of ITU in 2015, Houlin Zhao has attained marked achievements in overcoming the challenges that ITU faces in advancing its work and activities by way of promoting reform and innovation," said Wei Miao, Minister of Industry and Information Technology of China in putting forward Zhao for re-election.

“His pragmatism and spirit of teamwork has been widely recognised. We are confident that Mr Zhao will undoubtedly continue to lead ITU in playing an even more important role in the worldwide development of information and communication technologies."


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Peter Dinham - retired and is a "volunteer" writer for iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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