Dr Krishna Oolun is the latest eminent former regulator to join the advisory board of Research ICT Africa, an ICT policy and regulatory think tank based in Cape Town, that hosts an African wide research network. Dr Oolun was Chief Executive of the ICT Authority of Mauritius, the national regulatory authority between 2005 and 2015. Prior to that he was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Mauritius. Dr Oolun was involved in the drafting of the White Paper in Telecommunication in 1997 following the commitment of Mauritius to liberalise the sector. He was the project leader for the elaboration of the National Broadband Policy for Mauritius in 2012. In the same year, he was the initiator of the 4th Generation Regulation model at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) GSR. He has been the chair and panellist of several ITU and CTO meetings and symposiums over the years.
Krishna Oolun has a wide experience in Telecom sector planning, with current research interests in the regulatory reform modelling. He has over 50 international publications in the field of Communication engineering, ICT policy and reforms, amongst others, including chapters in books, reports of the ITU, and reports of the Global Information Technology Report(GITR) (INSEAD). He is presently an independent ICT regulatory expert.
He joins the following ICT policy and regulatory pioneers on the board:
Ms Nadia Bulbulia-South Africa
Dr Tracy Cohen-South Africa
Mr William Currie-South Africa
Dr Alison Gillwald-South Africa
Dr Bitange Ndemo- Kenya
Dr Ernest Ndukwe-Nigeria
Prof. John Nkoma-Tanzania
Dr Rohan Samarajiva-Sri Lanka
Prof. Nii Quaynor – Ghana
The profiles of RIA board members are available here.