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MASAMBU ELECTED ITSO CHIEF

Thursday, 20th October 2016
Ugandan national Eng. Patrick Francis Masambu has been elected Director General for International Telecommunications Satellite Organisation (ITSO). The elections took place on October 13, 2016 during the 37th ITSO Assembly of Parties (AP-37) meeting scheduled for Washington DC from October 12-14, 2016.

During the second round of elections,Masambu polled 72 votes, beating France's Yvon Henri who got 43. Masambu had also won the first round with 59 votes, while Henri polled 33 and Jose Manuel Leceta Garcia from Spain got 23. At least 115 countries participated in the voting.

The 149-member state organisation, ITSO is an intergovernmental organisation charged with overseeing the public service obligations of Intelsat, Ltd. With its headquarters in Washington, D.C., USA, ITSO has offices in various parts of the world to provide telecommunications services to all areas of the world.
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