Since January 2016, Marc Vancoppenolle is leading the global Government Relations function for Nokia. His responsibilities include policy and regulatory affairs as well the leadership of the Nokia advocacy activities around the globe. He and his team are working with institutions and stakeholders to create a favorable political and regulatory environment fostering investment in the digitaland broadband industries. Prior to this role, Marc led during 4 years the Alcatel-Lucent Public and Regulatory Affairs function forEMEA - including the representation office in Brussels - and APAC. Before joining Public Affairs, Marc led the Strategic Customer Marketing function for Alcatel-Lucent for EMEA. Marc has 25 years of experience in the telecommunication industry. He joined Alcatel in 1991 where he took various international and worldwide technical, commercial, marketing and communication leadership roles based in Belgium and in France. He has been driving marketing and awareness strategies supporting the growth of the company in the areas of DSL, IP, telecom services and software applications. As Chief Marketing Officer for Alcatel Northern Europe, he led the development of Alcatel's market positioning in the Industry Public Sector.
Marc is a Belgian and French national. He holds a master ofscience, with a specialization in telecommunication from the University of Leuven complemented with marketing studies from the University of Antwerp. He is Vice-Chair of the BUSINESSEUROPE Digital Economy Taskforce and board-member of FITCE Belgium (forum for ICT& Media professionals). He has been a member of the board of DIGITALEUROPE (representing the Digital Technology Industry in Europe) and of the IICB (Innovation & Incubation Center Brussels).