2018 Forum programme

Mr. Dalibor Vavruska
Mr. Dalibor Vavruska

Managing Director, Research and Head of Global Connectivity Strategy
Citibank UK
United Kingdom

  • Forum Session
  • The network operator of 2025
  • Room 3 - Plasma
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Panellist

  • Forum Session
  • 5th Economic Experts Roundtable
  • Room 1 - Dynamo
  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Panellist

Dalibor Vavruska is a Managing Director, Global Head of Digital Connectivity Strategy and CEEMEA Telecom research at Citigroup in London.

Dalibor currently leads digital connectivity strategy research at Citigroup, which focuseson predicting industry trends and trend changes in telecommunications and related industries. His strategy work focuses on topics ranging from telecom transformation, regulatory and industry models, infrastructure separation, fibre networks, net neutrality, relationship between telecoms and tech up to spectrum management and dynamic spectrum allocation. Last year, Dalibor proposed his DIGITECCS (DIGItal TEChnology, Connectivity and Service) transformation concept for telecoms and other industries, calling for deeper communications infrastructure sharing and more differentiation in technology and services. Dalibor’s transformational ideas are currently being pursued by telecom operators, investors and policymakers in emerging markets, Europe and beyond. This includes for example Italy, Turkey, Russia and Saudi Arabia. Dalibor is a regular speaker at industry events such as the FTTH Conference Europe and TMT Finance World Congress. In the past years he has made several contributions to events organised by the European Parliament and the European Commission during the process of formation of Europe’s new digital legislation.

Dalibor also leads CEEMEA telecom equity research at Citigroup. In the past twenty years he and his teams have been consistently top rated by institutional investors in emerging markets telecommunications. This includes series of No. 1 ratings in the most relevant surveys such as the Institutional Investor and Extel.

Before moving into telecoms, Dalibor was involved in equity research in Central and Eastern Europe at Credit Suisse Asset Management and Erste Bank. For many years he also led emerging markets telecom research at ING Bank. Dalibor has a degree inmathematics from the Czech Technical University in Prague and an MBA degree from Rochester Institute of Technology.