2018 Forum programme

Mr. Tomas Lamanauskas
Mr. Tomas Lamanauskas

Founder and Managing Partner
Envision Associates Ltd.
United Kingdom

  • Forum Session
  • The network operator of 2025
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  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Moderator
Biography

Tomas Lamanauskas is Founder and Managing Partner of Envision Associates Ltd., a strategic advisory firm, which supports clients, both public and private sector, in the development of digital and telecommunications public policies and regulatory strategies as well as overcoming government relations challenges and leveraging on opportunities – with a mission to contribute to creating and enhancing sustainable digital opportunities for everyone.

He is also currently Sloan Fellow 2019 at London Business School, a leadership and strategy master’s degree programme for senior managers, professionals and entrepreneurs. Immediately prior to this, he was Group Director Public Policy at VEON (formerly VimpelCom), an international communications and technology company, serving more than 210 million customers in 10 emerging markets, where his was responsible for the strategic oversight of government relations and public policy matters across the footprint of the group.

His more than 19 years of a professional career in strategy, policy and regulation in the information and communication technologies (ICT) sector include positions of Head, Corporate Strategy at the International Telecommunication Union, the UN specialized agency for ICTs, as well as Deputy General Director, Board Member and CEO of telecommunications regulators in the Caribbean, Middle East and Europe, along with acting as a senior government advisor on ICT policies in the Pacific. He has master’s degrees in Public Administration (Harvard University), Law (Vilnius University), and Telecommunications Regulation and Policy (the University of the West Indies).

Tomas Lamanauskas is Group Director Public Policy at VimpelCom. In this role, he is responsible for the strategic oversight of all public policy matters for the international communications and technology company serving around 220 million mobile and fixed customers in 14 markets.

 

Immediately before joining VimpelCom, Tomas Lamanauskas headed the Corporate Strategy Division at the International Telecommunication Union, the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies.

 

His extensive ICT policy and regulatory experience includes positions of Deputy General Director, Board Member and CEO of telecommunications regulators in the Caribbean, Middle East and Europe. He also acted as Government Advisor on ICT policies in the Pacific. Mr. Lamanauskas earlier career also includes positions as legal adviser (and Head of Legal) on matters related to telecommunications regulation both in public and private sectors.

 

Tomas Lamanauskas has master’s degrees in Public Administration (Harvard University), Law (Vilnius University) and Telecommunications Regulation and Policy (the University of the West Indies).

 

He spoke at more than 125, and moderated more than 20 sessions in various conferences and similar events (held in 36 countries). Mr. Lamanauskas has published 20 articles (papers) and co-authored 3 books – primarily in the field of ICT. He taught and acted as an examiner on topics related to ICT law, policy and regulation at Vilnius University (Lithuania) and the University of South Africa. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the “Telecommunications Policy” journal (Elsevier).