2018 Forum programme

Mr. Daniel Pataki
Mr. Daniel Pataki

Vice President of Regulation


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 digital economy 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, now BEREC, 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’sCross 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.