Bishar A. Hussein (Kenya) is director general of the UPU. Hussein was elected to his current position by member countries at the 25th Universal Postal Congress in Doha, Qatar, in 2012. His experience in postal affairs and UPU matters includes chairing the UPU Council of Administration (2008-2012) and serving as postmaster general of the Postal Corporation of Kenya.

Hussein, and his deputy, Pascal Clivaz, are seeking to be re-elected for a further four years, as their current mandate ends in December 2016. The decision to accord them a second mandate will be taken at the Istanbul Congress on October 5.



Pascal Clivaz (Switzerland) is deputy director general of the UPU. Before being elected to his current position in 2012, he was director of finance and strategic planning at the UPU’s International Bureau. His previous roles include serving as director of international affairs at Swiss Post.