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  GSR 2013

   Biographies of Moderators, Presenters and Panelists

Day 1, Wednesday 3rd July

Mr Houlin Zhao, Deputy-Secretary General, ITU

Mr Houlin Zhao has served as Deputy Secretary-General of the ITU since 2006, and was re-elected for a second four-year term in October 2010.
Prior to his election, he was Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau from 1999-2006.
He is committed to further streamlining ITU’s efficiency, strengthening its membership base and enhancing strategic partnership between Member States and Sector Members.
Ms Magdalena Gaj, President, Office of Electronic Communications (UKE), Poland and GSR13 Chair
Magdalena Gaj is a licensed legal adviser / legal counsel and expert in telecommunications law. Since 2001 she has continually dealt with telecommunications issues. She was responsible for successful digital terrestrial TV implementation (DVB-T) as well as facilitation of the development of telecommunications services and consumer protection. Between 2009-2012 she was appointed as Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Infrastructure where she was responsible for telecommunications and postal issues. Since 2012 serves as the President of the Office of Electronic Communications.
Mr Brahima Sanou, Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU
 Mr Brahima Sanou was elected Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau by the Plenipotentiary Conference in 2010 and took office on 1 January 2011. He has more than thirty years of experience in the telecommunication and ICT sector, both at a regional and at an international level. During his ten years as Regional Director, ITU Regional Office for Africa and Liaison Officer to the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), he contributed to the development of the African telecommunication/ICT sector.  Prior to joining the ITU, Mr Sanou held several high-level positions in the Posts and Telecommunication Services in Burkina Faso. He headed Burkina Faso’s delegation in international conferences and as Governor represented 15 African countries on the Board of INTELSAT.

He holds an Engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST) in Paris and a post-graduate diploma from the Centre for Financial, Economic and Banking Studies in Paris.
H. E. Mr Michal Boni, Minister of Administration and Digitization of Poland
Born in 1954 in Poznan, a graduate of the University of Warsaw, a lecturer in the Department of Polish Culture.
Minister of Labour and Social Policy (1991). Member of Parliament of the first term,
co-founder of the National Development Plan, the National Action Plan for 2007-2013.
Since 2008, the Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, co-author of "Solidarity across generations 50+", Head of Strategic Advisers to the Prime Minister, in 2009 appointed to the office of the Minister – a member of the Council of Ministers and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Council of Ministers.

Since 18.11.2011, the Minister of Administration and Digitization. 
Ms Neelie Kroes, Vice‐President , European Commission
She joined the European Commission, as one of the 27 Commissioners working to maintain a peaceful and prosperous Europe in 2004. From 2004 to 2009, she was Competition Commissioner, responsible for ensuring a level playing field for business in Europe, and fair prices and wide choice for consumers. In 2010, she became Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda for Europe. This portfolio includes the information and communications technology (ICT) and telecommunications sectors. For example: ensuring trust and security for the Internet and new technologies; ensuring competitive communications, such as in the mobile roaming market; building world-class European research and innovation in this sector; and above all getting every European Digital, with access to fast broadband, so we can make the most out of the Internet to support our economy and society.

Ms Mignon Clyburn, Acting Chairwoman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), United States
Mignon L. Clyburn is currently serving as Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission, following her appointment by President Barack Obama on May 20, 2013. As Commissioner, she is serving a second term as a Democrat on the Commission, for which she was sworn in on February 19, 2013 following her re-nomination by the President and confirmation by the United States Senate.
Ms. Clyburn began her service at the FCC in August, 2009, after spending 11 years as a member of the sixth district on the Public Service Commission (PSC) of South Carolina. She served as its chair from July 2002 through June 2004.
Prior to her service on the PSC, Ms. Clyburn was the publisher and general manager of The Coastal Times, a Charleston-based weekly newspaper that focused primarily on issues affecting the African American community. She co-owned and operated the family-founded newspaper for 14 years.  Ms. Clyburn is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Banking, Finance and Economics.
Mr Mohammed A. Al Amer, Chairman, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), Bahrain (GSR14 Chair)
Mohammed A. Al Amer (PhD) is the President of the Central Informatics Organization (CIO) and Chairman of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the Kingdom of Bahrain.  During his tenure in these positions he has been instrumental in the introduction of many national initiatives such as the Central Population Register (CPR), the Government Data Network (GDN), the National Smart Card project and the Bahrain e-Government Strategy.

Mr Pierrre Louette, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Orange
Pierre Louette, 50, is currently Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Group General Secretary of the Orange Group, in charge of France Carriers Division, Group Sourcing and Supply Chain and the operational efficiency program Chrysalid.
Pierre Louette represents the Orange group on the Board of Directors of TP S.A. in Poland, Dailymotion and Buyin, the joint purchasing venture created by Orange and Deutsche Telekom.
In March 2012, he has been elected President of the Fédération Française des Télécoms, the french telecoms trade union.
Pierre Louette holds a degree in law and is a graduate of the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and the École Nationale d’Administration. He is Master Counsel to the Court of Auditors and a Knight of the French Legion of Honor.
As Technical Advisor on Communication, Youth and Sport in the Prime Minister’s office between 1993 and 1995, he was particularly involved in developing new communications networks. He then became General Secretary and Head of Communication for France Télévisions. He has been involved in developing the Internet in France since 1996, in particular as Head of Connectworld, the leader in online communication, and then as Director of Europatweb, an investment fund launched by Bernard Arnault.
Pierre Louette was CEO of Agence France-Presse from 2003 to 2005, followed by Chairman and CEO from 2005 to 2010.
Ms Anne Bouverot, Director General & Member of the Board, GSM Association (GSMA), United Kingdom
As Director General, Anne Bouverot leads the GSMA as the essential industry partner for its operator members around the world, enabling their continued success through driving innovation, providing thought leadership and advocating for the industry. Before joining the GSMA, Anne was Executive Vice President for Mobile Services for France Telecom Orange, where she defined the strategic transformation programmes for a business serving more than 120 million customers and revenues of more than 14 billion euros at the time.
Mr Richard Allan, Director of Policy, EMEA, Facebook

As Director General, Anne Bouverot leads the GSMA as the essential industry partner for its operator members around the world, enabling their continued success through driving innovation, providing thought leadership and advocating for the industry. Before joining the GSMA, Anne was Executive Vice President for Mobile Services for France Telecom Orange, where she defined the strategic transformation programmes for a business serving more than 120 million customers and revenues of more than 14 billion euros at the time.
Mr John Davies, Commissioner, Broadband Commission

John E. Davies is a very active Broadband Commissioner. He contributed extensively to several Broadband working groups and reports.  He is also the Vice President of the Sales and Marketing Group and general manager of the Intel World Ahead Program. The program promotes increased access to technology in emerging markets, enabling millions to be part of the computing and connected world for the first time, and has helped improve education and healthcare, stimulate economies, and enrich lives around the world.  During his 32 years with Intel, Davies has worked in various senior engineering, marketing, and management positions. He has been director of Marketing for the Mobile Computing Group and vice president and marketing director for the Consumer Desktop Products Group. In late 90's, Davies was vice president and general manager of Intel Asia Pacific Region, based in Hong Kong, China.
Prof. John Nkoma, Director-General, Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), Tanzania 
Professor John S. Nkoma is currently the Director General of the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) since 2004.
After obtaining his BSc degree in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Prof. Nkoma obtained his MSc and PhD degrees in Physics from the University of Essex, UK. Prof. Nkoma has over 25 years experience in University teaching, Research and Development, and Senior Management. He was a member of the physics department at the University of Dar es Salaam from 1971 to 1981, where he also served as Head of Department from 1979 to 1981. where he also served as Head of Department from 1979 to 1981. Thereafter, he joined the University of Botswana, where during 1993 to 1997 he served as Dean of Faculty of Science and was promoted to full Professor of Physics in 1997. He left the University of Botswana in mid-2004 to join TCRA.
Prof. Nkoma is a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), has been Senior Associate, International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy, is a Member, American Physical Society (APS). For many years he has been the Representative for Africa in the Reference Group, International Programme in the Physical Sciences (IPPS), University of Uppsala, Sweden.
Mr Cristian Gomez, Spectrum Regulation and Policy Officer, BR, ITU 

Mr Cristian Gomez graduated from electronics and telecommunications engineering, carrying out his studies in Chile and New Zealand. In the latter country, he also earned his MBA, specializing in Corporate Strategy, and has further graduate studies in the area of Public Policy at University of London. Mr Gomez is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and Professional Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET). He has held various positions across the ICT industry,  including R&D of wireless technologies in the private sector, defense industry and government sector. Before taking up his current position at ITU, Mr Gomez spent over 7 years as senior specialist on spectrum policy and planning at the spectrum regulator of New Zealand, leading important spectrum planning projects and providing advice on spectrum matters to the Minister of ICT of that country, as well as working at regional inter-governmental level in Asia Pacific (Asia Pacific Telecommunity, APT). 
Mr François Rancy, Director, Radiocommunication Bureau (BR), ITU

 Mr François Rancy was elected Director of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau by the Plenipotentiary Conference 2010 in Guadalajara, Mexico. He took office on 1 January 2011.

François Rancy is an engineer, a graduate of the École Polytechnique (1977) and the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Paris, 1979).
From 1979 to 1997, he worked as systems engineer and subsequently Head of Department in France Télécom’s research laboratories, where he was in charge of studies on national and international satellite systems and activities relating to the spectrum and the regulation of satellite systems. As from 1992, his responsibilities expanded to cover the entire radiocommunication sphere.

From 1997 to 2004, he was Director of Spectrum Planning and International Affairs at the National Frequency Agency (ANFR).
From 2004 to 2010, he was Director-General of ANFR, responsible for frequency management in France. In October 2010, he was elected Director, BR by the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference.

At the international level, he led the coordination of European delegations (CEPT) at WRC-03 and chaired the European Union group on spectrum management policy (RSPG) in 2007. He chaired the ITU–R Special Committee on Regulatory and Procedural Matters from 1997 to 2003, and the World Radiocommunication Conference in 2007.

François Rancy has been awarded the ITU Silver Medal (2007) and the titles of Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur (1998) and Ordre national du mérite (1992).
Mr Keng Thai Leong, Deputy Chief Executive, InfoComm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), Singapore

Mr Leong Keng Thai is the Deputy Chief Executive & Director-General (Telecoms & Post) of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA).

Mr Leong has more than 25 years experience in the telecommunications industry.  In his position as Director-General of Telecommunications since 1996, Mr Leong has played a key role in significant milestones of the industry, including the full liberalisation of the sector, the introduction of a competition regulatory framework, and most recently, the deployment of the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network. 

Mr Leong is concurrently holding the appointment of the Chairman of the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC), the statutory body set up to administer the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA).

Mr Leong graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from the University of Singapore and obtained a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California, USA.  He also attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.
Mr Göran Marby, Director-General, Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS), Sweden
Appointed by the Swedish Government, Göran Marby is the Director-General of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) since January 1, 2010. PTS is the governmental authority that regulates the electronic communications and postal sectors. The concept 'electronic communications' includes telecommunications, IT and radio.
Göran Marby is a board member and a vice Chair of BEREC (Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications), where he will be the Chair 2014. He was also board member and vice Chair for BEREC during 2012. During 2012 he was Chair of the ERGP (European Regulators Group for Postal Services) and currently he is vice Chair of the organisation.
Mr. Marby has more than 15 years of working experience in the IT Sector. Prior to his current position he co-founded AppGate Network Security AB where he served as CEO between 2002 and 2009. He has held several executive positions within the IT sector: CEO Cygate, Country Manager Cisco Sweden, CEO Unisource Sweden. Göran Marby holds an M Sc in Finance from the University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law. 
Mr Shiv K. Bakhshi, Vice-President Industry Relations, Ericsson
Shiv K. Bakhshi, Ph.D., is Vice President, Industry Relations at Ericsson. He is charged with the responsibility of technology and regulatory strategies for Africa and the Middle East. In his role, he works closely with industry and policy leaders in those regions.
A recognized expert in mobile technology and markets, Dr. Bakhshi is a strong believer in the role mobile broadband can play in economic development and in helping unleash the digital vitalities of the peoples in emerging economies.
Earlier, as an industry analyst and consultant, Dr. Bakhshi headed a global research and advisory firm’s worldwide mobile network and device practices for several years. A frequent speaker at industry and academic conferences, he has presented on a broad range of topics pertaining to the structural transformation of the mobile industry. 
Dr. Bakhshi started his career as a journalist in India. Later, as an academic, he taught international telecom policy and strategy, and directed graduate and doctoral research, at the University of Kentucky. 
A political economist by training, he has a bachelor’s in Economics from Calcutta University. He earned his master’s as well as his doctorate in Communication from The Ohio State University. 
Mr Peter Pitsch, Executive Director of Communications Policy, Intel Corporation
Peter Pitsch is the Executive Director of Communications Policy and Associate General Counsel for Intel Corporation. He is responsible for the coordination of Intel policy surrounding communications and electronic commerce. Prior to joining Intel, Pitsch was the president of Pitsch Communications from 1989 to 1998 which represented telecommunication’s clients before the FCC and Congress, provided business and regulatory planning, and published and lectured on U.S. regulatory policy. Pitsch was the Chief of Staff to the Chairman of the FCC from 1987 to 1989 where he advised the Chairman on all issues before the FCC including access reforms, price caps, major tariffs, and broadcasting. Before his move to Chief of Staff. Pitsch was Chief of Office of Plans and Policy. His responsibilities included managing the FCC policy office that provided recommendations on major issues such as access reforms, major tariffs, broadcast regulation, auction and spectrum allocations.
From 1980 to 1981, Pitsch was a staff member of the Reagan Administration Transition Team which developed recommendations for reforming the Federal Trade Comnission with special focus on antitrust issues. He was a senior attorney at Montgomery Ward, Inc. from 1979 to 1981. He provided legal counsel and legislative lobbying of FTC, consumer protection, energy and international trade matters. Prior to that, he worked for three year as an attorney-advisor to Commissioner Calvin Collier at the Federal Trade Commission.Mr. Pitsch received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1973 and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1976. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the Virginia State Bar, and the Federal Communications Bar Association.
Ms Agata Waclawik-Wejman, Head of Public Policy, Google
Agata Waclawik-Wejman joined Google in 2010. Earlier she was a lawyer in the World Bank in Washington and Constitutional Tribunal of the Republic of Poland. In 2006-2008 she was a member of board of National Securities Depository. Agata graduated from Jagiellonian University and the Harvard Law School and studied at the University of Heidelberg. Deputy Chair of Polish Association of Employers in IT and Telecommunication and member of Polish Council of IT and Telecommunication. Agata is an attorney and member of the New York Bar.
Mr Lixin Sun, Head of Wireless Standard & Spectrum Policy, Huawei
Mr Sun has twenty years of experience in the space of mobile communications. A regular attendee of ITU-R and 3GPP meetings from 1996 till now, he has held a number of positions and moderated standard meetings in driving the future IMT technologies, including without limitation to:
  • Chairperson of ITU-R WP5D WG Technology and Vice Chair of ITU-R SG5
  • Chair of APT AWG

He is now the head of Strategy and Standard dept and managing and overseeing the wireless pre-research and standard dept across the wireless product line.

Mr Antoine Dore, Senior Legal Officer of the Legal Affairs Unit, ITU 
Antoine Dore is a Canadian lawyer who joined ITU over ten years ago; he is a Senior Legal Officer of the Legal Affairs Unit of the ITU. Frequently called on to provide legal advice on policy questions involving IPR issues, notably in the context of ITU's standardization activities, his advice is also regularly sought on issues related to the licensing activities of the ITU. Mr. Dore is a member of the WSC Task Force responsible for the elaboration of the common patent policy for ITU/ISO/IEC and its related guidelines. He also acts as secretary to ITU's Ad Hoc Group on Intellectual Property Rights which is a forum for the exchange of views between IP experts. Mr Dore is a frequent speaker on IPR and standardization issues. Prior to working as in-house counsel for ITU, Mr Dore worked in a large Canadian law firm specializing in commercial and corporate law and litigation. 
Dr Rudi Bekkers, Asst. Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology
Rudi Bekkers is a tenured researcher at the Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands) and Senior Researcher at Dialogic (Utrecht, the Netherlands). He is specialized in technical change, standardization and patents. He publishes regularly in top academic journals and has conducted over 50 studies for a wide range of international organizations, including the European Commission and the OECD, and is a committee member at the U.S. National Academies of Science (NAS).
Ms Renata Hesse, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal and Civil Operations, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division

Renata B. Hesse is Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal and Civil Operations at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. From November 16, 2012, until the confirmation of Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer, Ms. Hesse served as Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division.  Prior to returning to the Division in March of 2012, Ms. Hesse served as Senior Counsel for Transactions to Chairman Genachowski at the Federal Communications Commission, where she oversaw the Commission’s investigation of AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T‐Mobile.
Ms Marieke Scholz, Senior Case Handler, EC Directorate General Competition
Marieke Scholz is senior case handler in the unit responsible for antitrust cases in the information industries, internet and consumer electronics sectors in the European Commission's Directorate General for Competition. Before joining the European Commission Ms Scholz worked as an associate in the Antitrust, Competition and Trade Group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Brussels.


Dr Suthiphon Thaveechaiyagarn, Commissioner, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), Thailand

Dr. Suthiphon Thaveechaiyagarn graduated with a B.A. in law (Honours) from the Thammasart University before receiving Ananda Mahidol Scholarship to pursue his Master Degree in law at the Harvard University and the Ph.D at the Pennsylvania University, USA.

He has been working in judicial and regulatory branch as he had served as judge over ten years, and as Secretariat at the Election Commission of Thailand before being appointed to be Commissioner at the NBTC. Currently, he is working as Commissioner at the NBTC and mainly responsible for telecommunications field. Besides, he also gives lecture in law in universities in Thailand.
Day 2, Thursday 4th July

Mr Ben Rooney, Technology Editor, The Wall Street Journal Europe
Ben Rooney is the technology editor for The Wall Street Journal, Europe.
An award-winning journalist, he started his career on the U.K.'s leading broadsheet newspaper, The Daily Telegraph. He the U.K.'s first daily news website in 1994 and the Telegraph's technology section in 1996. He was a freelance journalist from 2000 until becoming a web developer (PHP and Ruby) for several years until returning to journalism at the WSJ. In 2012 he was voted European Tech Journalist of the Year.
Mr Hervé Drouet, Director, Media and Technology and Equity Research  for  EMEA emerging markets,  HSBC
Hervé is Managing Director and Head of equity research for TMT for CEEMA region at HSBC. He has been covering Emerging markets Telecoms research for more than 13 years. As a senior analyst, he has been ranked highly and regularly across numerous external surveys. Prior to this, he worked as a senior management consultant in the TMT practice at Deloitte Consulting. He has 20 years experience in the Media, Telecoms and Technology sectors, having worked previously as a project manager for Schlumberger Technologies (now Gemalto). He holds a MBA from London Business School, a MSc in ICT and graduated from Ecole Supérieure d'Ingénieurs en Electrotechnique et Electronique in France.
Ms Gabrielle Gauthey, Executive Vice President, Alcatel-Lucent
Gabrielle Gauthey is Executive Vice President, in charge of Global Government and Public Affairs for Alcatel-Lucent. She is also President of Gitep-Tics, the French telecom industry association.

Gabrielle Gauthey is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and holds a postgraduate degree in economic analysis. She began her career with France Telecom. In 1990 she became General Secretary of the “Invest in France” agency. From 1995 to 1997 she was adviser to François Fillon, Minister for Posts, Telecommunications and Space Affairs. From 1998 to July 2000 she was Deputy CEO of Sofirad and CEO of “Le SAT”, the first satellite-based operator of French-language digital TV and radio services in Africa. Till January 2003, she was Director of the Information and Communication Technologies Department at the Caisse des Depots et Consignations, responsible for investment in the” regional digital development” programme by mandate of the State.

From 2003 to 2008 she was Commissioner at the French Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Posts (ARCEP). 
Mr Pablo Pfost, Head of Group Regulatory Affairs, Telefónica 
Pablo Pfost is Head of Group Regulatory Affairs at the corporate level of Telefónica  (Telefónica SA) since March 2013. Current responsibilities include setting the overall Telefónica positioning on global and EU regulatory topics as well as coordinating the views and positioning of the different Operating Businesses in Telefónica footprint. Likewise, he is member of the Executive Board of the European Telecommunications Network Operators Association (ETNO).

Having joined Telefónica in 1983, Mr Pfost has held several posts and responsibilities within Telefónica, including international strategy and business development. Furthermore he has been deputy-director of Telefónica’s Representative Office in Brussels for over five years.

He holds a degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid, a post-graduate degree in Economics and Management of Telecoms from the Carlos III University and a degree in Business Administration from IESE Business School in Madrid.
Mr Marc Furrer, President, COMCOM, Switzerland
Marc Furrer is President of the Federal Communications Commission (ComCom) in Switzerland. Between 2008 and 2012 he was also head of the Postal Regulation Authority (PostReg). During this period he was head of the Swiss delegation to the 2012 Universal Postal Congress in Doha with the title of State Secretary. In 2008 he was elected president of the Swiss National Ice Hockey League. Since autumn 2012 he has been president of the board of the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation. He has been a lecturer at the University of St. Gallen since 2006. In 2007 he was president of FRATEL (the telecom regulation network of French-speaking countries) and in
2005 he led the Swiss Delegation to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis.

After studying law at the University of Bern and passing the bar exam, he worked at Radio DRS as editor-in-chief of ‘Index 5 vor 12’, a consumer affairs slot, and as parliamentary correspondent. He went on to become personal advisor to Federal
Councillor Adolf Ogi and between 1992 and 2004 he was Director of the Federal Office of
Communications (OFCOM).
Mr Ron Box, Regulator, Telecommunication & Radiocommunication Regulator (TRR) Vanuatu
Ron Box is the Regulator of the Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator of Vanuatu (TRR). He commenced with TRR on 1 December 2012.

Ron’s prior roles include: the inaugural CEO of the Telecommunications Authority of Fiji (TAF), a consultant for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT), the Government of Mongolia, and organisations in the Asia Pacific region, a 3 year secondment from the Australian Government to the United Nations Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) based in Thailand, and over 19 years with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). He was Australia’s candidate for the 2007 election of Deputy Secretary General of the APT.

Ron has led delegations, been a high-level office bearer and represented his country in a range of regional (APT) and international (ITU) fora and events; including the APT Standardisation Program, and World Telecommunications Standardisation Assemblies and Plenipotentiary Conferences of the ITU.

Ron holds tertiary qualifications in electrical engineering, telecommunications regulation, and business administration and policy. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia.
Mr Gerry Oberst, Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory, SES World Skies
Gerry Oberst is SVP, Global Regulatory & Governmental Strategy, for SES, which operates a global fleet of 52 geostationary satellites that enable multiple types of ICT services.  Before SES, Gerry was a partner with an international law firm advising numerous clients on ICT, including the European Commission on spectrum trading, the digital transition and international licensing.  He has participated in various ITU-R panels and published widely on the efficient use of orbital and frequency resources.
Mr Bocar Ba, President, SAMENA Telecommunications Council, Dubai, UAE
A noted management and technology consultant, Bocar A. BA is the CEO of SAMENA Telecommunications Council, and is responsible for leading the management of all the Council's meetings and continuing its research efforts and intellectual property of all telecom institutions in South Asia, Middle East and North Africa Region with collective efforts from all members and committees, helping member operators address issues and take advantage of opportunities in the telecommunications industry in the region.

Specifically, Bocar is in-charge of driving awareness of the Council and promoting it throughout the telecommunications industry, thereby directing the advocacy effort. His role also includes identifying operator issues and consensus building with policy makers to affect policies changes at the regional level; ensuring all SAMENA Council Committees are fulfilling their objectives and agendas; driving the vision of the Council and overseeing its growth.

Bocar also serves as a director and board member of several companies in Technology and Management & Consultancy Services and is driving the awareness of the value of technology in everyday life across the region. 
Mr Maciej Witucki, President of the Board, Orange Polska S.A., Poland
In November 2006, Mr Witucki assumed the position of the President of the Management Board of Telekomunikacja Polska.
Maciej Witucki began his professional career in Cetelem Bank (the Paribas Group); first in France where he co-authored the market expansion plan for the Polish subsidiary; then in Poland, as a Cetelem Polska Management Board Member. In 2001, he became a Management Board Member, and in 2005 the President of Lukas Bank (the Crédit Agricole Group).
Maciej Witucki is the Chairman of the Programming Board of the Polish Civic Forum which initiates debates on the perspectives of Poland’s economic development, politics, science, education, and the national identity of the Polish people. Since 2009, he has been a member of the Directors Board of the Atlantic Council of the United States, a leading American think-tank engaged in the public debate on international politics. Mr Witucki is also a Council Member of the Bronisław Geremek Center Foundation. He participates in industry organizations being – among others – a member of the Foundation for the Radiocommunications and Multimedia Technologies and a member of the Management Board of PKPP Lewiatan. Since September 2010, he has been the President of the Chamber of the French Commerce and Industry in Poland (CCIFP).
Ms Magdalena Gaj, President, Office of Electronic Communications (UKE), Poland and GSR13 Chair
Magdalena Gaj is a licensed legal adviser / legal counsel and expert in telecommunications law. Since 2001 she has continually dealt with telecommunications issues. She was responsible for successful digital terrestrial TV implementation (DVB-T) as well as facilitation of the development of telecommunications services and consumer protection. Between 2009-2012 she was appointed as Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Infrastructure where she was responsible for telecommunications and postal issues. Since 2012 serves as the President of the Office of Electronic Communications.
Ms Lynne Dorward, Head, International Affairs, TMG
Lynne Dorward has more than 30 years of experience in the ICT industry, specializing in the areas of regulatory and government relations and M&A.  Most recently, Mrs. Dorward was the Chief Regulatory Officer of Zain, responsible for the regulatory oversight and direction for 23 mobile operating companies in the Middle East and Africa.  In addition, Mrs. Dorward has advised both private companies and regulators in Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East on a wide range of regulatory and business issues including public policy, licensing, spectrum valuation, telecommunications privatization and liberalization programmes. 
Dr Vijayalakshmy Gupta, Member, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
Dr. Vijayalakshmy K Gupta joined Telecom Regulatory Authority of India as Member on 4th March, 2013.  Dr. Gupta, an Officer of Indian Defence Accounts Service 1974 batch, retired as Secretary to the Govt of India in the Ministry of Defence (Finance Division).  She has served as Member (Finance) in the Telecom Commission, Additional Secretary in Ministry of Women and Child Development and Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Defence (Finance Division).  She is an alumnus and Gold Medalist of the National Defence College and M Phil from Madras University on Defence and Strategic Studies.  She is qualified to carry out Quality Systems Audit as a certified lead Auditor from Cranfield University, UK.
During her service in the Defence Accounts Department, she has been on deputation to various organizations like Ordnance Factory Board, Border Road Organization, Radar and Communication Project, Director General of Naval Projects etc. In the Ministry of Women and Child Development, she spearheaded documentation of the journey of the Indian woman through a book ‘Ananya’.
She has participated in many National/International forums on women and children including the Executive Board of UNICEF.  On the Telecom side, she has participated in deliberations at the ITU, World Telecom Development Conference 2010, the Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-10) and others.  She has been an invited speaker at many national industry and academic forums like IIM Indore, Indian School of Business, IIT Delhi, College of Defence Management, Madras Management Association, etc.
Ms Fátima Barros, Chairman of the Board, ICP - Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (ANACOM) , Portugal
Fátima Barros is professor of Economics and, currently, she is the Head of the Portuguese National Regulatory Authority  for Communications since May 2012. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from CORE, Catholic University of Louvain, in Belgium and a BA in Economics from the Catholic University of Portugal. Previously to this appointment she was the Dean of Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics where she holds a professor position since 1992 and teaches in the graduate programs. She has several publications in leading international scientific journals in regulation, competition and contract theory. 
Mr Eric Loeb, Vice President, International External Affairs, AT&T
Eric H. Loeb is responsible for supporting AT&T’s team of international external affairs advocates. AT&T is a premier global communications company, providing wholesale services and mobile roaming services to over 220 countries and territories, and providing business enterprise services to countries representing over 99 percent of the world’s economy.

In addition to developing and implementing market access strategies to enable AT&T’s global expansion to satisfy customer needs, other responsibilities for Mr. Loeb include ensuring compliance with international telecom regulations, and advocacy on a wide range policy matters related to the stable growth, innovation and investment by the information and communications technology sector.

Prior to joining AT&T in 2002, Mr. Loeb had been the Global Regulatory Counsel for Concert Communications, and prior to that, the US Regulatory Counsel for British Telecommunications plc. He started his career at Hogan & Hartson L.L.P. in Washington DC, after graduating with honors from the Georgetown University Law Center, and with honors from Bowdoin College. 
Mr Gonzalo Ruiz Díaz, President, Organismo Supervisor de la Inversión privada en Telecomunicaciones (Osiptel), Peru
Mr Gonzalo Ruiz Díaz is the President of the Board of the Organismo Supervisor de Inversión Privada en Telecomunicaciones de Perú (OSIPTEL). He has a Degree in Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and a Master of Arts in Economics of the Postgraduate Program in Economics from ILADES/Georgetown University, Santiago, Chile. He has occupied the post of Vice-Minister of Communications of the Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones (MTC), Chairman of the Consumer Protection Committee (INDECOPI) and Director of the School of Competition and Intellectual Property; he was also Technical Secretary of the Telecommunications Investment Fund (FITEL); Regulatory Manager of the Organismo Supervisor de la Inversión de la Infraestructura de Transporte de Uso Público (OSITRAN), among others.
Mr Carlos Pablo Márquez Escobar , Executive Director, CRC, Colombia
Carlos Pablo Márquez Escobar is a lawyer and bachelor of Philosophy at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia), with Master degree in Economics, Master’s degree in Legal Sciences from Harvard University and PhD in Competition Law from the University of Oxford.
Among other positions, he has served as a research professor at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Universidad Externado, EAFIT (Escuela de Administración y Finanzas e Instituto Tecnológico) and Universidad del Rosario. In the public sector, has been an advisor to of the Ministry of Interior and Justice and the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce.

He has served as international speaker at Fordham University, Columbia University, Catholic University of Lima, King's College of London, Popeu Fabra University, ITAM and UC Berkeley, among others. Prior to his appointment in the CRC, he served as Delegate for the Protection of Competition at the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC). 
Mr William Delylle, Partner, Greenwich Consultants
Partner at Greenwich Consulting, with a focus on digital payment and mobile financial services - working with card schemes, banks, mobile operators, vendors platforms, money transfer Operators and VCs/ PEs. Has conducted projects focused on commercial strategy - both regional and global - around emerging products and new technologies, cross-industry business development and partnerships, wallets RFIs/ RFPs, issuing and acceptance strategy, solutions for unbanked segments, digital and online transactions, mobile Commerce master plan, opportunity assessment and go to market, technology and security guidelines and compliance. Speaker (GSMA, IAMTN, ...), MSc. from UCL (University College London), MSc. from Telecom SudParis (french engineering grande ecole).

Dr Feliksas Dobrovolskis, Director, Communications Regulatory Authority (RRT), Lithuania
With a Master‘s Degree in Radiophysics, Feliksas Dobrovolskis started his career in telecommunications regulation in 1997, showing considerable expertise in developing electronic communications market in Lithuania. He was took an active role in the development and implementation of the new National Numbering Plan, transposition of EU directives, promotion of next generation broadband. Taking a lead in market analysis, he has wide experience in strengthening competition in the Lithuanian telecommunications market. In 2011, F. Dobrovolskis was appointed the Director of RRT by the President of the Republic of Lithuania. He is a member of the Board of BEREC (Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications), ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee and is a participant in the major ITU Conferences. As a part of remit of RRT, Mr. Dobrovolskis deals with e-signature supervision issues, he has recently delivered a presentation on mobile payment and mobile signatures in ID World 2013 conference.Awaiting Bio...
Dr Eugene Juwah, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Nigeria

Dr Eugene Juwah, currently the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer  of the Nigerian Communication commission(NCC) has over thirty years of  experience in information Technology and telecommunication industries with more than 20 years of the above at Top management level.
He is an experienced Network Operations Manager with profound practical knowledge of regulatory issues, pricing, billing interconnection and network fraud control within the Nigerian environment.
Dr Juwah, having played coordinating roles in the set up of ETACS, GSM and CDMA mobile network in Nigeria, possesses hands on knowledge of specification and construction of digital exchanges, base stations, data communications and subscriber access networks.
Dr Juwah, started his career as a young graduate at Shell BP Petroleum company in 1976 where he was employed as a computer systems programmer working on applications programs  in the commercial information systems section. He resigned from Shell in 1978 to pursue a Doctorate Degree Programme in the United Kingdom. Returning to Nigeria in 1981, he took up employment within the Leventis Group of Companies as Computer System Analyst. His flair for multidisciplinary functions enabled him to be promoted Sales Manager (Computer System) in 1984, and by 1986 he has joined the ranks of General Management as Marketing Manager. Dr Juwah was promoted Divisional General Manager in 1988.
In 1993, Dr Juwah was invited to join the Management of ground breaking Mobile Telephony venture, Mobile Telecommunications Services Ltd, as Director Cellular Operations and participated in the team that erected and tested the first privately owned mobile network in Africa.
Dr Juwah held top management positions at the Communication Investment Ltd (CIL) the incubation venture for the current Mobile Operator Globacom. At CIL he was responsible for providing the foundation technical specifications and design for what is today Globacom.
In 1999 he was again invited to join the management of MTS First Wireless Ltd as Executive Director (Network and Operations). A position he held until 2005 when he resigned to start his own venture, Cititel Networks Communications Ltd, a wireless infrastructure and services provision enterprise that excelled in the design of mobile cashless payment solutions for the unbanked.
In July 2010, Dr Juwah was appointed Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission by President Ebele Goodluck Jonathan.

Dr Juwah  is a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers.
Mr Ananda Bose, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, du 
Ananda Bose is a senior professional with experience of over 20 years in international consulting firms and telecommunication operators. Ananda is the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer in du, in the United Arab Emirates, and is responsible for Corporate Strategy & Investments, Regulatory Affairs, Wholesale, International Carrier Relations, Corporate Programme Management, Legal, Risk Management and External Affairs. 
Dr Abdullah A. Al Darrab, Governor, Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), Saudi Arabia

Eng. Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Darrab was appointed as the Governor of Communication and Information Technology Commission in 2011. Mr Al-Darrab graduated from California State University in Sacramento. He started his career in the ministry of Post, Telegraph and Telephone in the field of Electrical and Electronic engineering. Mr Al-Darrab has assumed several administrative and technical positions in the ministry, before joining CITC in 2002 as the Deputy Governor of Technical Affairs, where he has since served. Mr Al-Darrab is also a member of many national committees, the president of the national committee of Information society and the steering committee for e-government transactions program.
Mr Latif Ladid, Researcher, Next Generation Internet Technologies, University of Luxembourg
 Latif Ladid is a Senior Researcher at the University of Luxembourg “Security & Trust” (SnT) on multiple European Commission Next Generation Technologies IST Projects.

Latif holds the following positions: Founder & President, IPv6 FORUM, Board Member IPv6 Ready & Enabled Logos Program and Board Member World Summit Award. Emeritus Trustee, Internet Society.

Latif is also a Member of 3GPP PCG, Vice Chair, IEEE ComSoc TCIIN , Chair of IEEE ComSoc IOT Member of UN Strategy Council, and member of the Future Internet Forum EU Member States, representing Luxembourg.
Mr Robert Pepper, Vice-President, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Dr. Robert Pepper leads Cisco’s Global Technology Policy team working with governments across the world in areas such as broadband, IP enabled services, wireless and spectrum policy, security, privacy, Internet governance and ICT development. He joined Cisco in July 2005 from the FCC where he served as Chief of the Office of Plans and Policy and Chief of Policy Development beginning in 1989 where he led teams developing policies promoting the development of the Internet, implementing telecommunications legislation, planning for the transition to digital television, and designing and implementing the first U.S. spectrum auctions. He serves on the board of the U.S. Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI) and advisory boards for Columbia University and Michigan State University, and is a Communications Program Fellow at the Aspen Institute. He is a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, the UK’s Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board and the U.S. Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy. Pepper received his BA. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Ms Margaret Chalwe-Mudenda, Director-general, Zambia Information & Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA), Zambia
With over 15 years of experience as a lawyer, Mrs. Margaret Chalwe-Mudenda is the first ever female Director General of the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA), the regulatory body responsible for regulating Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Zambia.  As Chief Executive Officer, her primary function is to provide leadership and direction to the regulator and the sector at large. She also provides advice to the Board and Government on policy matters.
Since taking over the reins of power at the Authority, Mrs. Chalwe-Mudenda has scored a number of successes. Notable among these is the launch and implementation of the “Connecting Learning Institutions” project which has seen several learning institutions in Zambia starting from basic schools to tertiary institutions being equipped with computer labs with around forty computers per institution. She has also successfully overseen the telecommunication tower construction project undertaken jointly with local mobile service providers aimed at addressing the lack of ICT services in a number of underserved and unserved areas of Zambia. She as Director General of ZICTA currently represents Zambia on various regional committees such as the African Telecommunications Union (ATU), The Communication Regulators Association of Southern Africa (CRASA), Association of Regulators of Information and Communications for Eastern and Southern Africa (ARICEA) and also represents Zambia at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
In addition, Mrs. Mudenda sits on various boards and committees including Chairing the Audit Committee under the Ministry of Education in Zambia, Acting Board Chairperson of the National Road Fund Agency, Board Member at Medical Stores Limited, as well as Commissioner for the Zambia National Commission for UNESCO Board’s Education Sector.
Dr Izzeldin Kamil Amin, Director-General, National Telecommunications Corporation (NTC), Sudan
An IT and Telecommunication expert with over 20 years experience working with early-stage, medium-size and large businesses and organizations. Dr. Izzeldin Kamil has gained enormous experience in working in public sector projects and has extensive technical knowledge in telecommunication and information technology.

Dr. Izzeldin's vigorous industrial activity did not prevent him from devoting time to teaching of the highest quality. Dr. Izzeldin has been teaching for over 25 years in the University of Khartoum and was the acting dean in the School of Mathematical Sciences during several periods.

Since being the Director-general of the National Telecommunication Corporation in Sudan in July 2009, Dr. Izzeldin focused in making the role of NTC as a regulatory body visible in the areas of: Quality of Service Control for the Telecom, Measurement of frequency interference, Number Planning, ….etc. He has successfully pursued different policies to promote and foster the Sudanese market competition and empower the consumer. 
Mr Jose Alexandre Novaes Bicalho, Superintendent, ANATEL, Brazil

Jose Alexandre Novaes Bicalho was appointed in May 2013 as Superintendent of Planning and Regulation of the Brazilian National Agency (ANATEL). In 2010, Mr. Bicalho was invited by ANATEL to work with regulation of relevant issues for the telecommunication sector and dealt with different areas such as Competition, Broadband in Schools Program, Pay-Tv market conflict resolution, among others.
From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Bicalho worked in ABRAFIX (Brazilian Telecom Fixed Service Association) and was responsible for the formulation of telecommunication sector contributions to the improvement of regulations through ANATEL`s Public Consultations. Mr. Bicalho has a long-standing experience in the field of Internet Governance and represented Brazil in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Mr. Bicalho is Member of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), as well as of the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) launched by the United Nations.

Mr. Bicalho represents Brazil in the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) of ICANN and acted as ANATEL representative of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee. He started his professional career in ANATEL in 1998 and was appointed as Advisor of ANATEL`s Board of Directors participating in the creation of the National Information Infrastructure Committee (C-INI) of ANATEL. In ANATEL, Mr. Bicalho also coordinated the Communication Brazilian Commission (CBC-13) for the Internet Governance.

Before joining ANATEL, Mr. Bicalho worked for TELEBRÁS. A national of Brazil, Mr. Bicalho holds a Master Degree in Networks and Database and a Bachelor degree in Computing Sciences from the University of Brasilia.
Day 3, Friday 5th July

Mr Paarock VanPercy, Director General, NCA, Ghana

Paarock VanPercy is the Director-General of the National Communications Authority (NCA), having assumed the position on 1st June 2010.
Paarock brings to the NCA, a career in investment banking, accountancy and audit, corporate management and administration dating back some twenty seven years. Over this period, he has managed diverse and multi-functional teams with varying skills set.
He holds a degree in Philosophy and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.
In the past three years, Paarock has brought to his new position accomplished credentials in achieving regulatory goals through clear strategies, the provision of sound management solutions, versatility in managing multi-disciplinary functions, forthright leadership, adherence to international best practice, and the highest standards of business principles and corporate governance."
Ms Kathleen Riviere-Smith, CEO, Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA), Bahamas
Mrs. Kathleen Riviere-Smith was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) in The Bahamas, with effect from April 2, 2012. A Certified Public Accountant with twenty years experience, Mrs. Smith joined the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), which preceded URCA, as a Financial Analyst, in 2000. Following the August 2009 establishment of URCA, she was named a Senior Case Officer. In January 2011, she was appointed Director of Policy and Regulation.
Mr Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi, Chairman, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Malaysia
Dato’ Mohamed Sharil Mohamed Tarmizi was appointed as Chairman of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) effective 16 October 2011. He served as a Member of the Commission from 1 May 2006 for two terms during which time he was subsequently invited to join the MCMC as Chief Operating Officer on 16 June 2008 prior to his current appointment.
 He was the Executive Director and Head of Strategy in BinaFikir Sdn Bhd, a financial advisory and strategy consulting firm, prior to joining SKMM as the Chief Operating Officer.

In the international arena, Dato’ Mohamed Sharil is recognised as an authority in the area of Internet Governance where he was appointed as Chairman of the Government Advisory Committee (GAC) from January 2003 to March 2007, as well as a Board Member in the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) during the same period. At the end of his tenure, he was honoured by the GAC, the ICANN Board and the global internet community for successfully navigating the GAC and assisting ICANN through the challenging early years of the debates surrounding InternetGovernance at two United Nations World Summits on the Information Society in Geneva (2003) and Tunis (2005).

He was also recently elected the Vice Chairman of the ITU Council’s Child Online Protection initiative.
He also sits on the Board of Trustee of the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) and he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Multimedia Development Corporation by Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from University College of Wales, Aberystwyth and qualified as a Barrister from Gray’s Inn, England and Wales (UK).
Mr Carlos Raúl Gutiérrez, President, Pro-Tempore of REGULATEL and Commissioner, SUTEL, Costa Rica
Carlos Raúl Gutiérrez holds masters degrees in Economics and Public Administration from the Univesrities of Hamburg, Germany and Harvard. He was ratified by parliament in 2008 as Comissioner in the first Board of SUTEL, created that year to open up the telecoms market in Costa Rica. In 2012 he chaired the SUTEL. In 2013 he chairs the regional association of Regulators REGULATEL. Mr. Gutierrez represents since 2011 Costa Rica in the Governmental Advisory Committe of ICANN and is presently member of ICANNs 2nd Accountability and Tansparency Review Team.
Mr Alan Horne, CEO, Broadband Pioneer
Alan has had a long and distinguished career in the ICT industry working with consumers, equipment suppliers, operators, regulators and Governments.  He has, worked in or visited 83 countries, advised on establishing and developing regulated, competitive markets and been a Telecommunications Regulator in Vanuatu and Bahrain.  He is currently facilitating the development of a Global Fund to support the provision and take up of ICT in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) supporting health, education & development. 
Dr Mony De Swaan, President, COFETEL, Mexico 
Mony de Swaan received his degree in International Relations from El Colegio de Mexico, he received his Master’s in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics shortly after. He also has postgraduate studies in National Security at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. As a public servant, he was advisor to an Electoral Councilor at the Federal Electoral Institute from 1996 to 2000. During the next four years he served at the Ministry of the Interior, as Chief of Staff to the Undersecretary for Political Development (2000-2002), as well as the Assistant Director General for Networking with the Federal Government and Civil Society Organizations (2002-2004). After two-and-a-half years working as Regional Director for Corporate Affairs at Pfizer Mexico and Central America (2004-2006), he continued his career in the public sector, holding the position of Chief of Staff to the Director General and Head of the Institutional Liaison Unit at the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS). After then working in a senior position at the Ministry of Communications and Transport he was appointed President of Cofetel.
Dr Iris Henseler-Unger, Federal Network Agency, Germany

Dr Iris Henseler-Unger studied Economics at Bonn and Zürich universities from 1975 to 1981. She gained her PhD from Mannheim university in 1985.

From 1986 to 1993 and from 1999 to 2004 Dr Henseler-Unger worked in a number of divisions at the German Federal Economics Ministry.

During the period 1993 to 1999 Dr Henseler-Unger was the economic policy, post and telecommunications expert with the FDP parliamentary group, during which time she was instrumental in shaping the legislative passage of the liberalisation of the post and telecommunications markets.

Since March 2004 Dr Henseler-Unger has been Vice President of the Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications and Post (since 13 July 2005 the Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway).
Mr Sunil Kanti Bose, Chairman, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC)
Mr. Sunil Kanti Bose, Chairman Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) joined Bangladesh Civil Service in 1979. He obtained his B.Sc. Honors and M.Sc. degree in Zoology from University of Dhaka. He did his second masters in forestry in the University of Peshawar, Pakistan. He also obtained Masters of Social Forestry and Community Development from University of Philippines at LosBanos

Mr. Bose has more then 33 years of Experience in Administration, Management in the Civil Service in different capacities in various organizations. He worked as Chairman Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA). and also as Chairman Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA). Being promoted as a Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh, he first worked in the ministry of Social Welfare and then worked as Secretary, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. While working as Secretary MoPT for about four years he made mentionable contribution in Regulation, Management and Development of Telecommunication and Postal Services of the country. In his tenure as a Secretary MoPT he was Chairperson of five Companies operating in different areas of Telecommunication sectors.
Vincenzo Lobianco, Director of the Electronic communications Network & Services Direction, Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni (AGCOM), Italy
Vincenzo Lobianco holds an MS in Electronic Engineering and is in AGCOM from year 2000. Currently he is Director of the Electronic Communication Network and Services Directorate  charged, inter alia,  for the preparation of the frequency and numbering assignment plans, for horizontal regulatory decisions in  telecommunication, for the monitoring and the enforcement of AGCOM decisions, notably in the wholesale market. The Directorate is also in charge of the monitoring of regulatory accounting systems of notified operators and for the dispute resolutions.
Dr Leonidas Kanellos, BEREC Chair 2013 and President, Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission (EETT) 
Dr Leonidas Kanellos is the President of the Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission (EETT) and Chair 2013 of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC). He graduated from the Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (1984) and holds a DEA in “Information Technology Law and Legal Information Technology” (1985) and a PhD in Law (1990), both from the University of Montpellier, France. He is an attorney-at-law, practicing for more than 25 years electronic communications’ and competition law and policy. Dr. Kanellos has served as a Legal Expert in numerous international and national committees, Dr. Kanellos has a teaching activity as Professor at the University of Piraeus and previously had a teaching activity at the University of the Aegean
Mr David Rogerson, Director, Incyte Consulting

He is an experienced consultant, specialising in telecommunications policy and regulation. He is a leading advisor to regulators and operators on access and interconnection, pricing, universal service and number portability. With over 23 years of consultancy experience, he has advised many of the leading telecommunications organisations in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Central/South America. Prior to joining Incyte Consulting David was Director and Co-Leader of Ovum's Global Telecoms Regulatory Practice, based in the UK.
David has published widely on telecommunications regulation.
Dr Amr Badawi, President, National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA), Egypt
Dr. Badawi is also a professor of Electronics at Cairo University. Before that he served as Senior Advisor to the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, where he handled the development of the Telecom Sector. He was involved in the policy development and in providing support to all the telecom entities such as the ISPs, vendors, etc… Dr. Badawi joined MCIT after a nine-year tenure with GTE & General Dynamics. There, he acted as Program Manager and in several other technical positions in support of the Telecom Sector Support and the ICT programs in Egypt. Prior to his tenure at GTE he founded Telecomp International in Egypt in 1990. He also taught at Cairo University and was a Telecom consultant for several government and private entities from 1987 - 1995. Dr Badawi worked as a development and systems engineer at Aydin Systems, California from 1984 to 1987. Dr. Badawi holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, California and obtained both his M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Electronics Engineering from Cairo University.
Dr Milan Jankovic, Director, Republic Agency for Electronic Communications (RATEL), Serbia
Dr. Milan Jankovic , IEEE member, ( received the B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.DEE degrees from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Telecommunication. After fourteen years in the telecommunication industry, responsible for introducing new technologies and products, he joined the Community of Yugoslav PTT, in 1990, as Project leader in R&D Department responsible for development and implementation  of appropriate access network architectures. He was a member of three EURESCOM Projects "Implementation Frameworks for Integrated Wireless - Optical Access Networks", "UMTS Radio Access" and "Open Service Access for 3G Mobile Networks". From December 2002 to March 2006 he was Director General of the Community of Yugoslav PTT. Since 2001 Assistant Professor in Department of Telecommunication on University of Belgrade, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, published more than 150 papers in Proceedings of International and Domestic Conferences and International (IEEE Communication  Magazine) and Domestic Magazines and as coauthor, the book "Access Networks". He is now with Republic Agency for Electronic Communications (RATEL) of the Republic of Serbia on position  Director.
Mr Mohammad Al Taani, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners/CEO, Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC), Jordan
Eng. Mohammad Al Taani was appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners/ Chief Executive Officer of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) in May 24, 2011.

With 30 years of experience in telecommunications and information technology, in both the public and private sectors, Al Taani acquired distinctive regulatory, technical, and administrative expertise in the ICT industry.