Director-General, Universal Postal Union
"Together, let’s join our efforts, our expertise and our ambitions so that in the future, with the help of universal broadband access, we can make a society where communication, knowledge and development are a reality for everyone."
Edouard Dayan served as Director General of the UPU International Bureau since 1 January 2005. He was re-elected at the 2008 UPU Congress.
Under his leadership, the UPU has focused efforts on strengthening its relations with UN and international organizations, defining the postal sector’s role in the information society, promoting the need and development for international standards to improve the quality of postal services worldwide, maintaining the pace of technological innovation, and using a regional approach to promote postal reform and close the development gap.
Before taking over as Director General, Edouard Dayan held various positions of a strategic, regulatory, commercial and operational nature at the French, European and international levels during a career spanning over 30 years.
He served as Director of European and International Affairs at La Poste France and was an expert at the European Commission, involved in establishing the regulatory framework for the postal sector in Europe.
Edouard Dayan is a Knight of the National Order of Merit and Knight of the Order of the Legion of Honour (France).