Osman has been employed by the CTO since January 2012 as a Communications Officer. He is the first in-house designer that the CTO has had, and his role is vital in enhancing the visual image of the Organisation to its global partners. Alongside his design expertise, Osman combines his branding and marketing skills to help promote the six priority areas of CTO throughout his work.
He has a BFA in Graphic Design from Canada and a Masters in Branding and Design Strategy from Brunel University, London.
Senior Communications Officer
Emma joined the CTO in March 2014 as Assistant to the Secretary-General. As well as assisting the Secretary-General with a wide range of administrative tasks, Emma is also responsible for editing the monthly newsletter. Emma has held a variety of roles in not-for-profit and campaigning organisations, communicating with a wide range of audiences, including the public sector to Senior Officials from Governments. She is a graduate of Middlesex University with a BA in English.
Senior Programme Officer
Fargani has worked for the CTO since March 2011 and is the Programme Officer for the Research and Consultancy team.
Fargani holds a Masters in Communication Systems Engineering from the University of Portsmouth, and has a particular interest in development, specifically how ICTs can be used for its promotion. Before obtaining his Masters, he obtained his BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Fargani is a Cameroonian national who is passionate about the ICT sector, particularly in emerging nations in the Commonwealth and beyond.
Senior Officer, Marketing
Nowshard joined CTO in November 2009. Nowshard is a Senior Officer Marketing in the CTO’s Conference department.
He has experience in the marketing and sales of ICT conferences for the Commonwealth and beyond. The winner of CTO’s Chairman’s Excellence Award in 2010, Nowshard has years of expertise facilitating the development of multi-stakeholder relationships with number of ICT Operators, Global Technology and Infrastructure providers and Consultants through ICT Conferences. Nowshard is a professionally qualified Chartered Marketer (MCIM) and holds a MBA in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) from Thames Valley University.
Steve joined the CTO in 2009 as a Facilities Officer and is responsible for the management of services and processes that support the core business of the organisation. Ensuring that staff have the most suitable working environment to carry out their daily activities. Duties include using best business practice to improve efficiency, reducing operating costs while increasing productivity, liaising with Commonwealth Embassies to arrange visa’s, working with courier companies to ensure shipments arrive on time and dealing with a whole range of other suppliers used by the organisation.
Also heavily involved in the day-to-day operations, particularly in relation to the CTO office building and premises. Prior to joining the CTO Steve spent the best part of 15 years working in facilities/office management in the advertising and media industries and has worked for some of the largest and most prestigious advertising agencies globally.