Dr. Mongi MARZOUG
Former Tunisian Minister of Energy & Mines
Since October 2016, Orange Group SVP of Internet and Sustainable Energy Governance, in charge of developing Orange Group activities with international and regional institutions involved in internet and sustainable energy governance and regulation. October 2016, chair of ITU Global Standards Symposium on Security, Privacy and Trust From January until August 2016, Dr. Mongi MARZOUG served as the Tunisian Minister of Energy and Mines. The main achievements are: Ministry organization and creation of Directorate-General for Renewable Energy and Electricity, adoption by the Government of operational and technical framework and Plan for Renewable Energy, publication of all Oil and Gas contracts on Ministry website for better transparency, and adoption and operational implementation of rules to eliminate subsidies for diesel and gasoline (petrol). December 2011 till January 2014, Dr. Mongi has served as Tunisian ICT minister, where he oversaw important reforms regarding governance, regulatory framework, and digital economy: designing Tunisia 2020 digital strategy; decree establishing the Digital High Council, reform of Telecommunication Code, reform of Digital Development Found, decree creating smart-Tunisia for Digital Investments, and reform of broadcasting services in relation with audiovisual liberalization. From May 2014 to end 2015, he was Orange Group’s VP of Internet Governance and Digital Development: He issued a report on Internet Governance Stakes for Orange Group, and participated to numerous international and regional events related to Internet Governance (ITU, WSIS, UNESCO, IGF, ICANN, ITU/GSR, AIS, A-IGF). Inter alia, He followed UN, ITU, and UNESCO activities regarding WSIS+10 review and objectives beyond 2015, the IGF mandate renewal, and ICANN stewardship transition and accountability enhancement processes. Dr. MARZOUG has extensive management experience within the telecommunications industry, with a strong expertise on communication networks: technologies, services, costs and business. He holds a patent in the mobile radio network technology, and he has published several scientific and technical papers in this domain. Before 2011, he held various leadership and management positions at Orange Group specializing in mobile network architecture, performance, roaming and cost. He was also the company's Deputy Director of access network in charge of studies, engineering and products. Before 1999, he served for ten years at Orange Labs, in charge of R&D projects in remote sensing, radar imaging and mobile network planning. He has been a team research leader for over than five years. Dr. Mongi MARZOUG holds an engineer degree from “Ecole Polytechnique” (France) and Telecom Paris Tech (France); and a PhD in physics and Accreditation to Supervise Research.