Nº 6 2013 > Obituaries
Tribute to Abderrazak Berrada
Former member of the International Frequency Registration Board
Abderrazak Berrada, former member of the International Frequency Registration Board (IFRB), was born on 23 October 1933, in Morocco, and passed away on 21 April 2013, in Geneva, Switzerland, aged 79.
Highly visible within the Union and with enormous influence on the decisions taken by the membership, Mr Berrada was Chairman of the IFRB in 1968, 1971, 1975, 1980, 1984 and 1989. He chaired Committee 6 (Constitution and Convention) at ITU's Plenipotentiary Conference 1998 in Minneapolis, which examined proposals for amending the Constitution, Convention and Optional Protocol. He then chaired the Group of Experts to prepare for ITU's Plenipotentiary Conference 2002 on ITU Reform.
Mr Berrada graduated from the École supérieure d'électricité in Paris as a radio and electronics engineer. Formerly Secretary-General of the PTT Ministry of Morocco, he took part in many conferences of the Union before he was elected member of the IFRB Board by the Montreux Plenipotentiary Conference in 1965.