Uganda’s Candidate Mr. Patrick Musambu wins the International Telecommunications Satellite Organisation’s top job. Uganda beat France and Spain in the first round. In the second round, Uganda beat France by 72 to 43.

The Government of Uganda  endorsed the candidature of Mr. Patrick Masambu for election as Director General for International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO).

According to a statement from Uganda Communication Commission, his election bid was based on his significant contributions to ITSO top level decisions and related Satellite industry initiatives, coupled with his visionary leadership qualities, commitment and technical competence.

Mr. Patrick Masambu has been ITSO’s Deputy Director General and Director of Technical Affairs. Mr. Masambu joined ITSO in May of 2010. Up to a few months prior to his present responsibility, Mr. Masambu worked for a period of ten years as the Chief Executive Officer of Uganda Communications Commission, the regulatory agency for communications in Uganda.

ITSO (International Telecommunications Satellite Organization) is an inter-governmental organization with the mission to ensure that Intelsat, Ltd. provides public telecommunications services, including voice, data and video, on a global and non-discriminatory basis. Headquartered in Washington D.C., ITSO currently has 149 member countries.