Leadership

PTC is led by a Board of Governors (BG) and an Advisory Council (AC).

The BG, elected by the membership, has managerial and fiduciary oversight and is responsible for the Council’s strategic development.

The AC, comprised of both elected members and BG appointees, provides valuable knowledge and industry experience to help guide the Council’s work and progress.

2017 Executive Officers

PRESIDENT

ANTHONY ROSSABI

USA

PRESIDENT

ANTHONY ROSSABI

USA

VICE PRESIDENT

PAUL MCCANN

Managing Director, McCann Consulting, Australia

VICE PRESIDENT

PAUL MCCANN

Managing Director, McCann Consulting, Australia

VICE PRESIDENT

BRUCE DRAKE

Councilor, Village of Belcarra, Canada

VICE PRESIDENT

BRUCE DRAKE

Councilor, Village of Belcarra, Canada

Bruce Drake is a Councillor for the Village of Belcarra in British Columbia, Canada.

After completing an MBA at the University of British Columbia, he served for over a decade as Executive Director for the Pacific Region of Industry Canada, a federal department which has responsibilities similar to those of America's FCC and Department of Commerce. It was in this position he first became involved with PTC.

Bruce has been elected to his local municipal council for over 30 years and after retirement from the Government of Canada continues this service as well as his PTC involvement. He retains a strong personal interest in information and communications technology and policy and its impact on individuals as well as its potential to engage citizens and improve government services.

Bruce has been active in PTC governance for twenty years in a number of roles, including serving as president of its Board of Governors.

TREASURER

BRIAN TELLAM

Partner, Cornerstone Capital Partners, Australia

TREASURER

BRIAN TELLAM

Partner, Cornerstone Capital Partners, Australia

SECRETARY

GREGG DAFFNER

Chief Executive Officer, GapSat, Hong Kong SAR China

SECRETARY

GREGG DAFFNER

Chief Executive Officer, GapSat, Hong Kong SAR China

Gregg Daffner is co-founder and CEO of GapSat, which leases in-orbit, operational satellites to satellite operators for use in their orbital slots for interim periods of time. Gregg is also president of G3 Global Communications, an international satellite venture incubation and consulting firm.

Previously, Gregg co-founded and was president of Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS). He headed satellite services for Hong Kong Telecom, was VP for PanAmSat and Lockheed Martin, and Director of International Policy for the US government's National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

Gregg is a Board member and Secretary of the Pacific Telecommunications Council, Chairman of The Cable and Satellite Broadcast Association of Asia (Casbaa) Wireless Action Group, a founding member and Vice President of the Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC), and the Asian Attach for the Global VSAT Forum (GVF).

Gregg is an attorney who began his career as a New York based filmmaker and video artist.

2017 Board of Governors (BG)

HIROSHI ASEMI

Representative, H&K Consulting, Japan

HIROSHI ASEMI

Representative, H&K Consulting, Japan

BILL BARNEY

Chief Executive Officer, Reliance Communications Limited & Global Cloud Xchange, Hong Kong SAR China

BILL BARNEY

Chief Executive Officer, Reliance Communications Limited & Global Cloud Xchange, Hong Kong SAR China

STEPHAN BECKERT

VP, Strategy, TeleGeography, USA

STEPHAN BECKERT

VP, Strategy, TeleGeography, USA

ROBERT CRINKS

Director, Business Development, OnPoint Consulting, Inc., USA

ROBERT CRINKS

Director, Business Development, OnPoint Consulting, Inc., USA

GREGG DAFFNER

Chief Executive Officer, GapSat, Hong Kong SAR China

GREGG DAFFNER

Chief Executive Officer, GapSat, Hong Kong SAR China

Gregg Daffner is co-founder and CEO of GapSat, which leases in-orbit, operational satellites to satellite operators for use in their orbital slots for interim periods of time. Gregg is also president of G3 Global Communications, an international satellite venture incubation and consulting firm.

Previously, Gregg co-founded and was president of Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS). He headed satellite services for Hong Kong Telecom, was VP for PanAmSat and Lockheed Martin, and Director of International Policy for the US government's National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

Gregg is a Board member and Secretary of the Pacific Telecommunications Council, Chairman of The Cable and Satellite Broadcast Association of Asia (Casbaa) Wireless Action Group, a founding member and Vice President of the Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC), and the Asian Attach for the Global VSAT Forum (GVF).

Gregg is an attorney who began his career as a New York based filmmaker and video artist.

BRUCE DRAKE

Councilor, Village of Belcarra, Canada

BRUCE DRAKE

Councilor, Village of Belcarra, Canada

Bruce Drake is a Councillor for the Village of Belcarra in British Columbia, Canada.

After completing an MBA at the University of British Columbia, he served for over a decade as Executive Director for the Pacific Region of Industry Canada, a federal department which has responsibilities similar to those of America's FCC and Department of Commerce. It was in this position he first became involved with PTC.

Bruce has been elected to his local municipal council for over 30 years and after retirement from the Government of Canada continues this service as well as his PTC involvement. He retains a strong personal interest in information and communications technology and policy and its impact on individuals as well as its potential to engage citizens and improve government services.

Bruce has been active in PTC governance for twenty years in a number of roles, including serving as president of its Board of Governors.

STEPHEN HO

Chief Executive Officer, CITIC Telecom CPC, Hong Kong SAR China

STEPHEN HO

Chief Executive Officer, CITIC Telecom CPC, Hong Kong SAR China

WILL HUGHS

President, WFH Consulting, USA

WILL HUGHS

President, WFH Consulting, USA

Will is Telstra?s Head of Global OTT and President for Telstra in the Americas. Based in San Francisco, Will is responsible for driving Telstra's worldwide sales strategy in the high-growth content and internet infrastructure segment.

Prior to this, Will was CEO of Telstra Global Americas for more than three years, driving sales, marketing, engineering and operations efforts throughout North and South America. Before becoming CEO, Will was Senior Vice President, Product and Design for Telstra, responsible for the marketing, engineering and commercial functions for the Americas region.

Will began his technology career in the systems integrator space as an engineer, designing Microsoft and Cisco solutions for large enterprises based in the San Francisco Bay area.

PAUL MCCANN

Managing Director, McCann Consulting, Australia

PAUL MCCANN

Managing Director, McCann Consulting, Australia

NEIL MONTEFIORE

Singapore

NEIL MONTEFIORE

Singapore

CENGIZ OZTELCAN

Hong Kong SAR China

CENGIZ OZTELCAN

Hong Kong SAR China

ANTHONY ROSSABI

USA

ANTHONY ROSSABI

USA

YASUO SATO

Senior Manager, External Relations Division, NEC Corporation, Japan

YASUO SATO

Senior Manager, External Relations Division, NEC Corporation, Japan

Sato is currently is responsible for the government affairs in NEC Corporation
and leads the telecommunications and information technology policy area.
He has been engaged in issues and business development in optical network
transmission and mobile network systems since he joined the corporation in
1986.

BRIAN TELLAM

Partner, Cornerstone Capital Partners, Australia

BRIAN TELLAM

Partner, Cornerstone Capital Partners, Australia

2017 Advisory Council (AC)

Officers

CHAIR

TIMOTHY LOGUE

Senior Director, Marketing & Sales, Thales Alenia Space North America, USA

CHAIR

TIMOTHY LOGUE

Senior Director, Marketing & Sales, Thales Alenia Space North America, USA

Timothy J. Logue is the Senior Director, Marketing and Sales, for Thales Alenia Space of France and Italy in Washington, D.C., having joined Thales in 2009. Mr. Logue has been involved in the satellite and telecom industries for more than 30 years, beginning as a policy analyst with the original Communications Satellite Corporation.

Associated with his business activities he has also been active in professional organizations. He has been active in the leadership of the Pacific Telecommunications Council since the 1980s and attended his first PTC conference in 1981. Most recently, he served as chairman of PTC's Advisory Council and was then elected to the Board of Governors in 2013. He is currently Treasurer of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation and a member of the board of the Hosted Payload Alliance. He is also a past president of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Satellite Professionals International.

VICE CHAIR

THOMAS COOPER

Professor, Visual & Media Arts, Emerson College, USA

VICE CHAIR

THOMAS COOPER

Professor, Visual & Media Arts, Emerson College, USA

Dr. Tom Cooper is Professor of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College.

The Association for Responsible Communication, which he founded, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and he has received many awards and scholarships. Cooper taught at Harvard, where he graduated magna cum laude, and at Temple University, the University of Hawaii and at U. of Maryland. A former assistant to Marshall McLuhan, he is the author, editor, or co-author of seven books and over one hundred academic and professional published articles on media ethics and related topics. Musician, poet, playwright and Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, Cooper was a speech-writer and editor (for English version of a recent book) for Jochen Zeitz, Executive Chairman and former CEO of Puma. He was consultant to the Elders Project, which included Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu, and Kofi Annan.

Currently, Cooper is on sabbatical funded by a private grant as a guest scholar at Stanford, Berkeley, the University of Hawaii, and the East-West Center.

VICE CHAIR

MOHAMED ELAGAZY

President & CEO, CPS Services, Inc., USA

VICE CHAIR

MOHAMED ELAGAZY

President & CEO, CPS Services, Inc., USA

For-Profit North America Representatives

ERIC BENDER

USA

ERIC BENDER

USA

MATTHEW DEMARTINO

Director Strategic Accounts, Competitive Telecoms, USA

MATTHEW DEMARTINO

Director Strategic Accounts, Competitive Telecoms, USA

MOHAMED ELAGAZY

President & CEO, CPS Services, Inc., USA

MOHAMED ELAGAZY

President & CEO, CPS Services, Inc., USA

TED MCFARLAND

Commercial Director - Sales, Marketing and Customer Experiences, Blue Orgin LLC., USA

TED MCFARLAND

Commercial Director - Sales, Marketing and Customer Experiences, Blue Orgin LLC., USA

NAKUL REGE

Chief Growth Officer, Bankai Group, USA

NAKUL REGE

Chief Growth Officer, Bankai Group, USA

Nakul is the Chief Marketing Officer of the Bankai Group. Mr. Rege's team is responsible for identifying opportunities and making the company's portfolio available to all major sectors of the global telecom economy.

Mr. Rege has over 30 years of telecom experience, with over 25 years in the international arena with MCI International and Verizon Business where he directed the wholesale voice business working closely with 60 overseas offices. He actively participated with other major US telecom carriers and with the FCC in developing and implementing the landmark 1997 Benchmarks Order on settlement rates, which resulted in a drastic reduction in worldwide telephone outpayment charges and lower collection rates for consumers. For over 17 years, Mr. Rege participated along with the US State Department delegations at various expert Study Groups at the International Telecommunications Union in Geneva.

Mr. Rege has been attending PTC conferences since 1992 and has been a member of the Advisory Council since 2013.

LYNN SMULLEN-VOLZ

Segment VP, Area Sales, CenturyLink, USA

LYNN SMULLEN-VOLZ

Segment VP, Area Sales, CenturyLink, USA

Non-Profit North America Representative

FRANCIS PEREIRA

Associate Professor, University of Southern California, USA

FRANCIS PEREIRA

Associate Professor, University of Southern California, USA

For-Profit East Asia Representatives

TIM BAILEY

EVP, Products, Marketing, & Business Development, Speedcast, Hong Kong SAR China

TIM BAILEY

EVP, Products, Marketing, & Business Development, Speedcast, Hong Kong SAR China

HIROYASU HOSOI

Senior Manager, NTT Communications Corporation, Japan

HIROYASU HOSOI

Senior Manager, NTT Communications Corporation, Japan

MASAAKI SAKAMAKI

Member of the Board of Directors, DOCOMO CS, NTT, Japan

MASAAKI SAKAMAKI

Member of the Board of Directors, DOCOMO CS, NTT, Japan

JOE ZHU

CEO & Founder, Zenlayer, USA

JOE ZHU

CEO & Founder, Zenlayer, USA

Oceania Region Representatives

SCOTT BARTLETT

Chief Executive Officer, Kordia New Zealand, New Zealand

SCOTT BARTLETT

Chief Executive Officer, Kordia New Zealand, New Zealand

Scott was appointed CEO of Kordia New Zealand in October 2012. As Kordia New Zealand CEO, Scott's role is to lead the business as it becomes New Zealand's leading provider of business critical networks. Scott has successfully overseen the analogue TV network switch off and moved television broadcasting across the country into the digital world.

Before joining Kordia New Zealand as CEO, Scott was the CEO of Orcon. Orcon was New Zealand's first ISP to unbundle the Local Loop and bring about both change and real competition to the market. Orcon also won numerous awards, including Telecommunications Carrier of the Year 2008. Prior to Orcon, Scott was the General Manager of Quik Internet. Scott has been a director of the New Zealand Telecommunications Forum (TCF) and the Number Administration Deed (NAD), an industry-based mechanism for the centralized and independent administration of New Zealand's telecommunication numbering resources.

HUGH MCGARRY

Chief Executive Officer, Garnet Consulting Pty Ltd, Australia

HUGH MCGARRY

Chief Executive Officer, Garnet Consulting Pty Ltd, Australia

South & Southeast Asia Representatives

SEAN BERGIN

President, APTelecom, Cambodia

SEAN BERGIN

President, APTelecom, Cambodia

JOHN GARRETT

Head of Strategic Transactions & IRU, Telstra, Singapore

JOHN GARRETT

Head of Strategic Transactions & IRU, Telstra, Singapore

MUHAMMAD RASHID SHAFI

SEVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Multinet Pakistan Private Limited, Pakistan

MUHAMMAD RASHID SHAFI

SEVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Multinet Pakistan Private Limited, Pakistan

Mr. Rashid Shafi has over 30 years of telecom and manufacturing industry experience highlighted by a track record of transforming business operations for sustained profitability and continuous growth. His visionary leadership and forward thinking at senior management roles have enabled organizations to develop flagship products and create entrenchment strategies for existing services and penetrative plans to capitalize on new market opportunities. Mr. Shafi holds Bachelors & Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering and is a qualified Advance Business Management professional.

Mr. Rashid Shafi holds the position of Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Multinet Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd since 2005. His portfolio includes Multinet's Strategy Development, International Carrier Business and Regulatory Affairs. Through his tenure at Multinet Pakistan, he is widely acknowledged for his advocacy to promote a subtle and open regulatory framework that has created an environment conducive for both investors and the users.

Individual Representatives

THOMAS COOPER

Professor, Visual & Media Arts, Emerson College, USA

THOMAS COOPER

Professor, Visual & Media Arts, Emerson College, USA

Dr. Tom Cooper is Professor of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College.

The Association for Responsible Communication, which he founded, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and he has received many awards and scholarships. Cooper taught at Harvard, where he graduated magna cum laude, and at Temple University, the University of Hawaii and at U. of Maryland. A former assistant to Marshall McLuhan, he is the author, editor, or co-author of seven books and over one hundred academic and professional published articles on media ethics and related topics. Musician, poet, playwright and Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, Cooper was a speech-writer and editor (for English version of a recent book) for Jochen Zeitz, Executive Chairman and former CEO of Puma. He was consultant to the Elders Project, which included Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu, and Kofi Annan.

Currently, Cooper is on sabbatical funded by a private grant as a guest scholar at Stanford, Berkeley, the University of Hawaii, and the East-West Center.

HEATHER HUDSON

Professor, ISER, University of Alaska Anchorage, USA

HEATHER HUDSON

Professor, ISER, University of Alaska Anchorage, USA

Dr. Heather E. Hudson is Professor of Communication Policy at the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Alaska Anchorage. Her research focuses on applications of information and communication technologies for socio-economic development, regulatory issues, and policies and strategies to extend affordable access to new technologies and services, particularly in rural and developing regions. She has planned and evaluated communication projects in the Arctic and Subarctic, the Asia-Pacific, and in more than 50 developing countries and emerging economies.

She is the author of several books, most recently Connecting Alaskans: Telecommunications in Alaska from Telegraph to Broadband (2015), and numerous articles, and has testified on communications policy issues before the U.S. Congress, the FCC, and the CRTC. She has consulted for international organizations, government agencies, and consumer and indigenous organizations and the private sector.

She received an Honours BA from the University of British Columbia, MA and PhD in Communication Research from Stanford University, and JD from the University of Texas at Austin.

TOSHIO SUZAKI

President & CEO, Kore International Limited, Japan

TOSHIO SUZAKI

President & CEO, Kore International Limited, Japan

Other Representatives

KAWA JUNAD

Chairman, Regional Telecom, Iraq

KAWA JUNAD

Chairman, Regional Telecom, Iraq

Over the past eight years, Kawa Junad has been the driving force behind the development of a string of companies including Newroz Telecom (founded 2005), Regional Telecom (founded 2009), Neide Telecom (founded 2011) and the latest, Fastlink, which launched 4G LTE in the region in 2013.

In 2008, he was appointed along with a group of selected businessmen as a consultant to the Regional Government of Kurdistan on economic development and planning.

Prior to working in telecommunications, Mr. Kawa participated in some of the early successes in regional media and communications initiatives. He established and launched the first private and entertainment television channel, Vin TV, in July 2007, which has subsequently become the most popular Kurdish music / youth oriented television channel now creating most of the musical video content in Iraq. Vin TV is considered the biggest content provider as it holds more than 80% of the music content in Iraq.

KEITH SHAW

Vice President, Business Development EMEA, Equinix, Netherlands

KEITH SHAW

Vice President, Business Development EMEA, Equinix, Netherlands

Board of Governors Appointees

TIMOTHY LOGUE

Senior Director, Marketing & Sales, Thales Alenia Space North America, USA

TIMOTHY LOGUE

Senior Director, Marketing & Sales, Thales Alenia Space North America, USA

Timothy J. Logue is the Senior Director, Marketing and Sales, for Thales Alenia Space of France and Italy in Washington, D.C., having joined Thales in 2009. Mr. Logue has been involved in the satellite and telecom industries for more than 30 years, beginning as a policy analyst with the original Communications Satellite Corporation.

Associated with his business activities he has also been active in professional organizations. He has been active in the leadership of the Pacific Telecommunications Council since the 1980s and attended his first PTC conference in 1981. Most recently, he served as chairman of PTC's Advisory Council and was then elected to the Board of Governors in 2013. He is currently Treasurer of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation and a member of the board of the Hosted Payload Alliance. He is also a past president of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Satellite Professionals International.

JAGADISH RAO

USA

JAGADISH RAO

USA

Jagadish Rao is an independent consultant and an entrepreneur. He has decades of experience working in professional and management positions in various functions in different countries for IBM, ABB and other multi-nationals.

Mr. Rao is currently the Chairman of Worldwide Jurors of Intelligent Community Forum, a think tank based in New York, which promotes the use of information and telecommunications technologies for the economic, social and cultural advancement of large and small communities around the world.

Mr. Rao has been active with PTC since its early years and currently is a member of its advisory council. He is also on the board of VISIONS, which provides multi-faceted services to the blind and visually impaired in the New York metropolitan area.

RICHARD TAYLOR

Palmer Chair & Professor, Telecommunications Studies Emeritus, Pennsylvania State University, USA

RICHARD TAYLOR

Palmer Chair & Professor, Telecommunications Studies Emeritus, Pennsylvania State University, USA

RAJU VEGESNA

Chairman & Managing Director, Sify Technologies Ltd., India

RAJU VEGESNA

Chairman & Managing Director, Sify Technologies Ltd., India

JOE WEINMAN

Author, Cloudonomics and Digital Disciplines, USA

JOE WEINMAN

Author, Cloudonomics and Digital Disciplines, USA

PTC Chapters

PTC India Foundation

NARINDER CHHIBBER

Secretary General, PTC India Foundation, India

NARINDER CHHIBBER

Secretary General, PTC India Foundation, India

N. K. Chhibber is an engineering graduate and former Air Commodore of Indian Air Force. He worked for 32 years as telecommunications engineer, involved in system engineering of microwave networks, avionics and satellite communications. He has worked in corporate sector after privatization of telecommunication sector in India. He was vice chairman of Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineers at New Delhi, India. He has presented a number of papers on urban - rural digital divide, emergency communications, and technology options in developing countries at international forums like ITU, PTC, CommunicAsia, and International Wireless Communication Conference.

Presently, he is President, Telescan Global Connect based at New Delhi, India. He is also Secretary General, Pacific Telecommunications Council India Foundation, an India country chapter of Pacific Telecommunications Council, Hawaii, USA.

Legal Counsel

TARA GIUNTA

Partner, Paul Hastings LLP, USA

TARA GIUNTA

Partner, Paul Hastings LLP, USA

Tara Giunta has extensive experience advising companies in all sectors of the telecommunications industry, particularly with regard to structuring projects and business alliances to accommodate local legal and regulatory requirements and obtaining requisite licenses and authorizations; conducting due diligence, internal audits and compliance investigations and advising clients and their officers and directors in a broad range of compliance areas, including ethics, regulatory and licensing, and export control; and representing companies before relevant U.S. regulatory agencies, including the Federal Communications Commission and national security agencies.

Ms. Giunta, a frequent lecturer and author, has been recognized by Chambers USA every year since 2008. She is Legal Counsel to the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC).

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