Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is chaired by the Chairperson of the CTO Council and is composed of:

  • The Chairperson and two Vice-Chairpersons of the Council
  • Two persons representing the ICT Sector Members, elected by ICT Sector members attending the CTO Forum, one of whom should be elected from amongst Industry Partners and one from amongst Development Partners.
  • The immediate past Chairperson of Council
  • The Chairperson of the CTO’s Programme for Development and Training (PDT)
  • The Secretary General in his or her official capacity.

The current membership of the Executive Committee is as follows:

Chair – United Republic of Tanzania


Dr. Jones A. Killimbe
Chair Person – Tanzania

Dr. Jones A. Killimbe, Chairman, Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA)

MSc and PhD Telecommunications – University of Communications and Transport/Dresden-Germany.

Over a period from 1994 to 2014 he gathered a mix of experiences in strategic planning, project management, commercial services, executive and senior management, leadership as well as policy making.

Held several senior management positions in TTCL between 1994 and 2003 including Director of International Relations and Director of Construction, Deputy Managing Director in charge of commercial services.

Served as Governor (Board Director) of INTELSAT representing Africa Region 1 as well as Director and Chairman of RASCOM Board of Director.

For ten years since 2004, worked as Director General and CEO of the Regional African Satellite Organization (RASCOM) with its headquarters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

During the same period, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of RascomStar-QAF, the Commercial Operating Company of the RASCOM satellite with its Headquarters in Mauritius.

He was a speaker and panelist at different international conferences.

From 2007 – 2013 was Chairman of African Regional Working Party on Private Sector Issues within Telecommunications/lCT Regulation and Partnership in Africa (FTRA Conferences organized by ITU).

During the period between 2004 and 2013 Dr. Killimbe was a member of the African Union Commission (AUC) steering committee of experts for the launching of the Pan African e-network for e-learning and tele-medicine in Africa, a member of the expert group for the establishment of the Programme for Infrastructure Development for Africa (PIDA) as well as a member of the expert group for the harmonization of regulatory framework and policies of African Regulators.

Dr. Killimbe is current Chairman of the Board of Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) and also represented TCRA as CTO Chairman of the Executive Committee and Council.

First Vice-Chair – Mozambique


Mr Tuaha Mote
Second Vice-Chair Person – Mozambique

Mr Tuaha Mote, Chairman, Communications Regulatory Authority of Mozambique (INCM).

Before joining the INCM, where he also held the functions of Director General, Mr Mote was a staff member of Telecomunicações de Moçambique (TDM) having held the functions of Supervisor of Satellite Services and Head of Transmission Systems in the Quelimane Operational Area.

With over twenty years of experience in the telecommunications sector, he has been teaching at national universities in various disciplines in the fields of computing and information and communications technologies.

Mr. Mote has a degree in Computer and Telecommunications Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Communications Management from the United Kingdom Telecom Academy in partnership with the University of Rwanda.

Second Vice-Chair – Independent State of Samoa


Hon. Toelupe Poumulinuku Onesemo
Second Vice-Chair Person – Samoa

Hon. Toelupe Poumulinuku Onesemo, Minister, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Samoa

Honorable Toelupe Poumulinuku Onesemo was appointed on 24th May 2021 as Samoa’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Office of the Regulator, Samoa Posts Limited, Broadcasting and Department for Legislative Assembly.

Honorable Toelupe was educated at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, obtaining both his Master of Engineering Science and a Bachelor of Engineering with Honors in Civil. He holds a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Mathematics with Statistics and Physics from the University of the South Pacific.

Honorable Minister started his career as a High School Teacher in the early 90s both in Samoa, and in American Samoa. He then joined the engineering industry from early 2000’s starting at the Ministry of Works (now MWTI) as an Asset Management Database Analyst.

After his scholarship years in Sydney Australia, he had an opportunity to work at some of the major infrastructure/consultancy engineering firms in both Sydney and Brisbane. He returned to Samoa in 2014 when he was appointed as the head of the Planning and Urban Management Agency (PUMA) and ACEO under Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

In 2015, Honorable Toelupe was appointed Chief Executive of the Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure, which he served for three years, at which he decided to continue his service through politics.

He is a devoted Christian servant through the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa.

Exco Member – Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago

Mr Gilbert Peterson S.C.
Former Chair Person – Trinidad and Tobago.

Mr Gilbert Peterson, Chairman, Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago and Former CTO Chair Person – Trinidad and Tobago.

Mr. Peterson, S.C. has wide experience in all areas of Civil and Criminal Law. Since his admittance to the Bar of Trinidad and Tobago in 1987, Mr. Peterson has appeared in numerous criminal trials both as Defense Counsel and Special Prosecutor for the Director of Public Prosecutions of Trinidad and Tobago. He has functioned in both capacities in numerous jurisdictions. Mr. Peterson was admitted to the inner bar and became Senior Counsel in November 2003. He has appeared at Court of Appeal and Privy Council Level for the Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago in constitutional motions and judicial review applications. His expertise has seen him function temporarily as a High Court Judge in Trinidad and Tobago. He was former Chair of the Legal Advisory Committee of Trinidad and Tobago. Today he sits as Director and Chairman of the Legal Aid and Advisory Authority of Trinidad and Tobago. Gilbert Peterson SC is widely considered one of the best practitioners of law in Trinidad and Tobago and has the reputation of being an extremely well prepared and tenacious advocate.

Exco Member – Mauritius


Mr Dick Christophe Ng Sui Wa
Development Partner, ICT Authority of Mauritius

Mr Dick Christophe NG SUI WA was appointed Chairperson of the Information and Technologies Authority in February 2020. He has been a practising Barrister since 1991, is partner in the legal firm De Castelnau-Sui Wa and has extensive experience as a legal adviser and advocate.

He holds an LLB Honours from the University of London, United Kingdom; was called to the Bar at the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, United Kingdom after succeeding in the Bar Professional Qualification of the Council of Legal Education. He also obtained a Diploma from the United Nations Research Institute, Geneva and a Certificate in Good Governance from the Commonwealth Association for Corporate Governance.

Mr Ng Sui Wa’s career has seen him occupy a number of high-level positions in State institutions. From May 2018 to October 2019, Mr Ng Sui Wa has been serving as Commissioner of the newly constituted Independent Police Complaints Commission as appointed by the President of the Republic of Mauritius. Prior to that he has also been the legal adviser on an ad hoc basis to The Mauritius Police Federation (2001 to 2010).

He was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Trust Fund for Specialised Medical Care which is the specialised health unit of the Cardiac Surgery and Neurosurgery Hospital and was tasked with reforming the centre from 2001 to 2005, the period of his tenure. The Cardiac Centre is now a highly performing specialised unit.

During 2015-2016, he was appointed Chairman of the Mauritius Film Development Corporation (MFDC) by the Cabinet of Ministers and was given the task to develop the MFDC’s economic activities.

On another note, Mr Ng Sui Wa was also Chairman of the Institute for Corporate Governance (Mauritius) in 2003-2004. From 2002 to 2009, Mr Ng Sui Wa was appointed on the Board of Directors of the State Bank of India, as a Non-Executive Independent Director Mauritius, by the Government of India, where he chaired the Nomination and Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee. He was also a member of the Committee of Directors, Credit Assessment and the Procurement Sub-Committees. During his tenure, Mr Ng Sui Wa took key policy decisions on the operations of the thirteen branches of the bank in Mauritius.

Mr Ng Sui Wa is also member of the Inner Temple Barristers’ Society, United Kingdom; member of the International Bar Association Worldwide and a member of the Hague Academy of International Law, Netherlands. He has also been an office bearer in a number of organisations having served as Former Secretary General of the Chinese Business Chamber; Treasurer of the Mauritius Bar Council and been an Executive Committee member of the Mauritius Gymkhana Club.

Exco Member – Past Chair – Fiji


Hon. Manoa Kamikamica
Ministry of Trade, Co-operatives, SMEs and Communications, Republic of Fiji

The Hon. Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for Trade, Co-operatives, Small and Medium Enterprises and Communications.

Hon. Manoa Kamikamica is a proud Fijian with over 33 years of experience in the field of finance, aviation, banking and manufacturing at a senior executive level.

A chartered accountant by profession, Hon. Kamikamica is the first indigenous Fijian to become a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants and is presently a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

Hon. Kamikamica was the CFO and General Manager for the Lyndhurst Group of Companies and has served senior roles with ANZ in Tonga, Fiji and Papua New Guinea.

Before joining ANZ, Hon. Kamikamica worked for Fiji’s national carrier, Fiji Airways, for over 13 years as General Manager Finance and General Manager Strategic Planning. Hon. Kamikamica holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of NSW in Australia.

More Information:

As one of the organs of governance of the CTO, the duties of the Executive Committee are laid out as follows in Article 8.3 of the Constitution:

  • To make recommendations to the Council concerning the CTO’s strategies and policies;
  • To consider the draft Budget, Annual Report and business plan before submission to the Council;
  • To provide guidance to the Secretary General on the development and management of programme activities, the development of work with ICT Sector Members and other partners and on any other matters where it considers such guidance may be useful;
  • To conduct, on behalf of the Council, the process to select a candidate for appointment as the Secretary General and recommend to Council a candidate for appointment as Secretary General, as and when required;
  • To appoint a Chairperson for the CTO Forum each year;
  • To consider and, if deemed appropriate, to recommend to Council any proposals for the CTO to become an investor in a venture or to use the name of the CTO or any part thereof for another venture, which may create a significant obligation on the CTO;
  • In the interval between meetings of the Council, to act on behalf of the Council within the limits of the powers delegated to it by the latter; and
  • To perform such other tasks as may be directed by the Council.

Further Information:

Office of the Secretary General
44 (0) 208 600 3800
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