Staff profiles

Staff profiles

Osman Siddiqui
Senior Graphic Designer/Communications Officer

Osman Siddiqui

Osman has been employed by the CTO since January 2012 as a Graphic Designer. He is the first in-house designer, 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.

James Akwe
Senior Programme officer

James Akwe

James Akwe joined the CTO in December 2016 as an Assistant programme officer for the Capacity Development. Having worked in variety of roles in the IT sector, telecommunications and Railways. I worked as HP Finance Manager at Bell Microproducts in Chessington where I am the main contact for all HP related issues that includes finance and Products related issues. My last job was with Ganymede Solutions as a project management officer.
James holds a Masters in Business Administration with specialisation in corporate governance from the University of Leicester. Before my MBA programme I had a BSC degree in Social Science with Economics from the Open University in Milton Keynes. I am PRINCE 2 qualified project management officer.

Harpreet Nanda
Senior Marketing Executive

Harpreet Nanda

Harpreet Nanda joined the CTO in January 2018 as a Marketing Executive for the Capacity Development and Events Departments.

Having gained a wealth of experience from a number of roles, Harpreet is a professional with expertise in all aspects of marketing, advertising, public relations, event planning and management.

Harpreet has a Post Graduate Diploma in International Relations from the Graduate School of Business Economics, Higher School of International Commerce and Finance, Warsaw.

Caroline Tamasang Ngegah
Senior Finance Officer

Caroline Tamasang Ngegah

Caroline Ngegah joined the CTO in April 2017 as the Finance officer for the Finance and Pensions Department. Prior to joining the CTO she had worked as an accounts intern for the CTO from October 2016 to April 2017 before she was recruited as a full time staff. Caroline also worked as a as a recruitment administrator for Firstcol services Ltd prior to joining the CTO

Caroline holds a Masters degree in International Business Administration from the Anglia Ruskin University England and a Bsc in Accountancy from the Anglo-saxon University of Buea, Cameroon.


Senior Facilities Officer

Steve Lee

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.

Irene Nakaggwa
Senior Events Officer

Saiful Siddeky

Saiful is the CTO’s Senior Events Officer, responsible for researching the level of interests in an event, creating agendas, establishing forum topics and overseeing the design of promotional materials. Saiful’s role involves networking to increase memberships, arranging sponsorships for events and handling enquiries from exhibitors, speakers and visitors.

Saiful has extensive experience in events organisation and hospitality having previously worked within the luxury wedding and events production. A dynamic, inquisitive and passionate Event Planner with over 5 years experience leading large and complex event programs. He is confident decision maker who has the ability to drive collaboration and build strong, motivated and fulfilled teams. Client focused in his approach to strategic planning, with a proven track record in delivering flawless experiences, high satisfaction scores, driving growth and retention

Riad
Travel & Logistics Officer

Riad Laulloo

Irene Nakaggwa
Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General

Irene Nakaggwa

Ms Irene Nakaggwa joined the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) in January 2018 and is the Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General. Prior to joining the CTO, Irene worked with the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) for over 8 years as an International Relations and Consumer Affairs Officer, where she gained a wealth of experience in Telecommunications Regulatory Affairs.

Having worked under different functions, Irene has excellent knowledge and skills in collaborations and coordination with inter-governmental agencies, ICT Consumer Protection and Empowerment, Corporate Communications and Administration, among other key areas of ICT policy and regulation.

Irene has also actively participated in both regional and International ICT events such as the GSMA Mobile World Congress, ITU Telecom World, ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) and the E-learning Africa Conference and Exhibition on ICT for Education, Training and Skills Development.

Irene holds a Post graduate in Business Administration and a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences.