Timothy Ashong, Acting Director General, Regional African Satellite Communication Organisation (RASCOM), 

Mr Timothy is the acting DG of RASCOM and a telecommunication engineer with over 20 years of experience in the telecom industry. He started as a network engineer in 2002 with InternetGhana, an internet service provider in Ghana. After seven years, Mr Timothy joined the National Communications Authority, the regulatory body in charge of telecommunications in Ghana. There, he was in charge of satellite regulations. In 2015, he was elected the Vice Chairman of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for the satellite sector (ITU-R Study Group 4). He was re-elected in 2019 at the World Radiocommunication Conference. His tenure ends in November 2023. Similarly, he is the chair of the satellite regulations committee of ECOWAS and the Vice Chair of the African Telecom Union for the satellite regulation sector.