Regional Director for the Americas Regional Office, ITU
The career of Bruno Ramos focused the telecommunications sector and the information and communication technologies (ICTs) related issues. He worked for companies such as TELESP and TELEBRÁS in Brazil. He worked for the Brazilian regulatory body, Anatel for over 16 years and before leaving to join the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Bruno Ramos was Anatel’s Superintendent for data, mobile and satellite communication. As a Brazilian representative in ITU, he was Vice-President of the Study Commissions of the ITU Standardization Sector from 2000 to 2013.
In several occasions Bruno Ramos was the Head of the Brazilian Delegation in International Conferences.Bruno Ramos, graduated in electronic engineering from the Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and holds two Master’s degrees, one in telecom regulation and the other in Electronic Engineering, from the University of Brasilia (UnB). In 2012 he started a PhD in law and international politics also at the University of Brasilia.Since 2013 Bruno Ramos is the ITU Regional Director for the Americas Region and is responsible for maintaining and developing relationships with representatives from the highest levels vis à vis with Governments and members of the ITU, regional and international organizations such as the UN system, OAS/CITEL, COMTELCA, CTU, CARICOM, ASETA, REGULATEL and AHCIET, among others.
As ITU Regional Director, Mr. Ramos is also responsible for the planning, coordination and implementation of all ITU activities, initiatives and projects in the Americas region, which involves the coordination among the Regional Office based in Brasilia and the associated offices in Bridgetown, Santiago and Tegucigalpa. He is the responsible for the direct supervision of all the work of ITU in the Americas, highlighting assistance and support to countries related to telecom/ICTs regulation, manage and monitoring of the radioelectric spectrum, strengthening of telecom institutions and capacity building in telecom/ICTs in Americas.