" ITREALMS: Nigerian Shola Taylor is new Secretery-General of CTO

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Nigerian Shola Taylor is new Secretery-General of CTO


Nigerian Shola Taylor has been named the new secretary-general of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), an international treaty organisation headquartered in London, reports ITRealms
Mr Taylor who is expected to assume office on 17 September, 2015, is presently the chief executive officer of Kemilinks International, a global ICT consultancy firm based in Lagos. 
Source at the ongoing conference of CTO at the Abuja capital confirme this to  ITRealms.
A telecommunications engineer by training, Taylor prides himself with over 35 years of global experience in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) with government and the private sector. 
Before now he has held various positions including the regional director for Africa at Inmarsat (1994 - 1999), space technology coordinator for developing countries at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU, 1993 - 1994) and project director, also at the ITU (1987 - 1993).
Twice elected as a member of the ITU’s Radio Regulations Board (vice-chair in 2004, and chair in 2005), Mr Taylor has a rich inside knowledge of international organisations. Early in his career, he worked in telecommunication engineering, including as senior engineer at Nigerian Telecommunications (1981 - 1985) and spectrum engineer at Intelsat (1985 - 1987).
Reacting to his appointment, Mr Taylor said, "I am both excited and honoured at being appointed as secretary-general of the CTO, a community of diverse membership, and one that has accrued tremendous strengths over a hundred years. Given the impact of ICTs in our lives and the enormous opportunities for the socio-economic development of nations, I have accepted this challenge to make a positive contribution towards improved access to ICTs for all. I look forward to working closely with the CTO’s members, the Secretariat staff and other stakeholders, to ensure that the CTO remains the preferred partner for sustainable ICT development for all its members.” 
ITRealms recalls that over the years, Mr Taylor has developed a strong interest in the use of ICTs in sustainable development and has supported many governments in their development agenda for ICTs.

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