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04-17-2012, 03:25 PM
Paris Mashile is the ComUnity board chairman.

He is also programme director of Digital Multimedia Management and Regulation at Gordon institute of Business Science.

He has previously held the following position:

CEO at Vunani Electronics Communications
Chairman at ICASA

He was confirmed Chairperson of ICASA by President Thabo Mbeki on 1 July 2005. As Chairperson he led Council in regulatory decision making and ensured that the regulator is committed to fairness, freedom of expression, openness and accountability. Together with a team of six Councillors, the Chairperson upheld and protected the Constitution of South Africa and the legislation that govern the regulator.

Mashile has an excellent record of academic and professional achievement. He has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Physics and Electronics Engineering (combined) from the University of Leeds in England and Masters degree in Physics from the University of Lancaster in England and Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, USA.

Before joining ICASA as Councillor in July 2004, Paris Mashile worked as Director of Infrastructure Development and Management at the Rustenburg Municipality.

In addition, since coming back to South Africa in 1994 after his relocation to the United States in 1985 he has worked for a number of diverse industries ranging from the military (Reutech Technological Systems as a Senior Marketing Engineer), water utilities (Rand Water as Chief Electronics Engineer) and telecommunications (Siemens LTD as a Project Manager in Railway Signaling Electronics).

Mashile always aims to enhance the application of scientific knowledge for technological innovation and economic entrepreneurship in all his engagements.

One of the most daunting challenges for Mashile has been the economic mainstreaming of the historically disadvantaged. He, in particular, believes that technological innovation should be an enabler and regulation should be a facilitating tool for meeting the national objectives as enunciated by government policy which is underpinned by the Broadcasting and Telecommunications legislations.

Paris Mashile is a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (MIEEE). His term of office as Chairperson ends in June 2010.

Source: Mybroadband (http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php/214984-Paris-Mashile)