Yvon Henri is Chief of the Space Services Department (SSD) at the Radiocommunication Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in Geneva (Switzerland). Before joining ITU in 1995, he has held various management positions at France Telecom (Paris, France) and INTELSAT (Washington DC, USA) and has been involved in the satellite business for almo 30 years.
ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.
We allocate global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develop the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strive to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide.
ITU is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and its membership includes 193 Member States and more than 700 Sector Members and Associates.
Within the ITU, the Space Services Department is responsible for managing the procedures for registration of all space system frequency assignments (satellite and Earth and radioastronomy stations) in accordance with the ITU Constitution and Convention, including the Radio Regulations. The Department is also providing assistance and support to administrations, operators and frequency assignment stakeholders on all issues related to space service frequency management.
Chief of the Space Services Department
Radiocommunication Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)