April 11th, 2017

Obituary – Marianne Treschow

The CTO is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Marianne Treschow, regional advisor for Europe and Scandinavia. Dr Treschow has worked closely with the CTO for a number of years, linking policymakers, regulators and industry from her region with the CTO and its member countries for the benefit of ICT development throughout the Commonwealth.

Marianne was knowledgeable, passionate, informed and informative,” said Shola Taylor, secretary-general of the CTO. “She was committed to the cause of advancing the progress of ICTs and bringing the benefits they can deliver to the Commonwealth community. Above all, she was graceful, kind and generous with her time and always charming. We shall miss her greatly at the CTO.”

Marianne Treschow and Shola Taylor, secretary-general of the CTO at the 115th Anniversary celebration of the CTO.

Dr Treschow made an immense contribution to the regulation and development of ICTs, both in Sweden and internationally,” said Gilbert Peterson, Chairman, Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad & Tobago and Chairman of the CTO Council. “Her contribution to the work of the CTO, and her support and assistance to the Organisation’s members will be much missed.”

Dr Treschow was a former director-general and member of the board of the Swedish Post & Telecom Authority (PTS). She was also senior advisor to Ericsson Group; advisor, Europe to VoIPSolutions; founder and CEO of TreschowConsulting; European expert to Global Network Women in ICT; member of the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences; and member of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. In addition to a long career in PTS she also held a number of important positions in Sweden including director of the Swedish Space Agency; director of the Swedish Natural Sciences Research Council; and associate professor in structural chemistry at Stockholm University. Among the many international positions she held are member of the Troika Board in the European Commission; chair of the Radio Spectrum Policy Group from 2006 to 2010; head of delegation of the European Regulators Group from 2004 to 2010; and councillor to the ITU and its Council from 2006 to 2010.