2018 Forum programme

Mr. Vikram Raval
Mr. Vikram Raval

Senior Policy Director
GSMA
United Kingdom

Biography

Vikram is a communications regulatory and policy specialist, with a focus on international telecoms regulatory matters. With 20 years telecoms experience Vikram has worked on a range of communications sectors including fixed and mobile andbusiness and consumer.

At GSMA he has built on his international experience regionally - in particular, the Arab States - GCC, Africa - CRASA and Asia, and working across a range of ITU matters including ITU-T Study Groups, WCIT 2012 and WTSA 2016. Recent experience includes International Mobile Roaming, Taxation, Internet of Things and Future Networks.

Prior to this Vikram was Head of Regulation for Verizon Business, UK and Ireland where he covered business regulation, competition and EU export dual-use regulation. At Lebara Group, a consumer focussed MVNO, he was Head of Regulation for EU and Australia. Previously, Vikram was responsible for interconnection and regulatory matters at Eircom UK and worked across internet, telecoms and broadcast regulation at cable operator NTL (Virgin). He also managed a range of regulatory matters at Orange UK that related to mobile commerce which included mobile payments, advertising and gambling services. He alsotook the lead on telecoms data protection, security regulation and online child protection.

Vikram has a combined degree, BA Hons Economics and Law, and post graduate studies in Law - LPC, from the College of Law London.