2018 Forum programme

Mr. Daniel Pataki
Mr. Daniel Pataki

Vice President of Regulation
GSMA
Hungary

Biography

Daniel Pataki leads the GSMA’s global engagement on digital and telecommunications policy. Under his direction, the GSMA advocates for policies and regulatory frameworks that enable sustained innovation and investment in the networks that underpin the digitaleconomy and society.

Daniel has a unique record of strategic input into Europe’s telecommunications policy agenda, having previously served as head of Hungary’s National Regulatory Authority (2004-2009), chair of the European Regulators Group (ERG, nowBEREC, 2008) and chair of the European Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG, 2009). Daniel was also Director General of the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ association (ETNO, 2012-2015) and Deputy Secretary of State for Communications (Hungary, 2002-2004).

He holds a MSc in Economics from the Budapest University of Economics and a Postgraduate Diploma from a leading French institutional programme led by Ecole de Mines, Ecole des Ponts and Sciences-Po.

He was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of the Republic of Hungary in 2009 for his work in EU electronic communication regulation and the Order of Merit (Knight’sCross) of the Republic of Hungary in 2005 for his work promoting the development of the information and communications technology sector.

Daniel Pataki joined GSMA as Vice President, Regulation in March 2015. Daniel leads the GSMA’s engagement and interventionin global regulatory affairs in the mobile and ICT sector. Daniel has a unique track record of strategic input into Europe’s telecommunications policy agenda, having previously served as head of Hungary’s National Regulatory Authority, chair of the European Regulators Group (ERG, now BEREC) and of the European Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG).  More recently, Daniel was Director General of the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ association (ETNO). He holds a MSc in Economics from the Budapest University of Economics and a Postgraduate Diploma from a leading French institutional programme led by Ecole de Mines, Ecole des Ponts and Sciences-Po. He was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of the Republic of Hungary in 2009 for his work in EU electronic communication regulation and the Order of Merit (Knight’s Cross) of the Republic of Hungary in 2005 for his work promoting the development of the information and communications technology sector.