Zotawon Titus is a seasoned public sector professional and practitioner with over 15-year experience. He has played strategic leadership role in the telecommunication sector of Liberia. As one of the Commissioners at the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) with responsibilities over International Gateway Services, Mr. Titus was appointed in September 2018. He has regulatory oversight over top level domain, cyber security and sector traffic, among others. Prior to his appointment as Commissioner, he served as Deputy Minister in charge of ICT Policy at the Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications from 2012 to 2017. He also served as Assistant Minister for Telecommunications from 2006 to 2010. From 2010 to 2012, he got a bilateral scholarship to Australia where he did his graduate studies in Public Policy at the Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia. He also served as Special Assistant to the Minister from 2001 to 2005.
He acquired specialized skills in policy making and regulatory affairs from the United States Telecommunication Training Institute (USTTI), a global training provider in Washington, DC, USA. He is theoretically grounded in Public Policy, a discipline in which he earned his Master’s degree in Public Policy (MPP) from the Flinders University in South Australia. He also earned a Graduate Certificate in Public Policy and Regulations (GCPP) from Flinders University. With a Bachelor’s of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Economics and Sociology and also with additional training in Mass Communication from the University of Liberia in 2003, Commissioner Titus is well versed in issues of public interest. He graduated from the Sanniquellie Central High School in 1987 having completed formative studies at the Bahn High School.
Titus is a skillful technocrat in contextualizing global policy and regulatory trend to national and regional context. He was the lead actor on the National ICT and Telecommunication Policy (2010 to 2015) of Liberia and also contributed to a number of policy frameworks including the National Universal Access Policy Strategy (NUAPS). Over the last decade, he represented Liberia at international conferences, effectively chairing ECOWAS Conferences of ICT experts and Ministers with favorable outcomes. He has published papers on various policy issues on Liberia including the Reform of Liberia Telecommunication Sector – Successes and Challenges. Titus has distinguished himself as an accomplished public sector professional, rising from a lowly beginning as a private security guard, a volunteer community school teacher, a Freelance Journalist and a Political Activist. A survival of the Lutheran massacre, Commissioner Titus hails from Bahn, Nimba County. He is a devoted Christian and married to Mrs. Minnie W. Titus with a large family.