ICT Regulatory Consultant, Office of the Regulator
Donnie holds a Masters in Electronic Engineering and started his career as the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines chief advisor in telecommunications with pioneering activities first in the introduction of electronic mail services in St. Vincent and later in the development of the ground breaking regional regulatory body for the Eastern Caribbean; ECTEL.
His experience in the conception of the first regional telecommunications regulatory body in the world and later bringing the concept into reality has now led him to Samoa where he started as the regulator for Telecommunications but his successes soon led to the government expanding his mandate to include Broadcasting, Postal services and electricity.
Mr. DeFreitas is a multifaceted individual showing excellence both in work and at play. He successfully managed the Table Tennis Association making a household name and organized the National Olympic Committee to become the Authority in sport in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and now assists in coaching of table tennis in Samoa.
Pacific Islands Workshop: Joining the Networked Planet - Policy Challenges for Pacific Small Island States
Sunday, 18 January 2015