2018 Forum programme

Mr. Christoph Steck
Mr. Christoph Steck

Director Public Policy & Internet
Telefónica S.A.

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

Christoph Steck is Director Public Policy & Internet for Telefonica.

In this role he oversees the strategy and development of Telefonica┬┤s global Public Policy work and defines its positions on Digital Policies, Internet and issues related to the Digital Economy. He is Vice-chair of the Business at OECD (BIAC) Committee on Digital Economic Policy and of the Commission on Digital Economy of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Chairman of the Internet Governance workgroup of ETNO (European Network Operators Association) and Member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) of the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF). He is a regular speaker at international conferences and represents Telefonica at international policy organisations like ITU, ICANN and G7/G20. He has overseen also the publication of the influential Digital Manifesto of Telefonica.

He joined Telefonica in 2002 and has managed in various positions Regulatory Affairs, Government Relations and Corporate Responsibility for the company in Germany, afterwards was Chief Regulatory Officer for its European business unit and since September 2008 works in Telefonica┬┤s headquarter in Madrid in his current position.

Christoph Steck studied Law and Human Rights at the Universities of Cologne, Munich and London (UCL) and is a qualified German lawyer. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from IE Business School and is Associate Professor at the School of Human Science and Technology of IE University in Madrid as well as Fellow of Aspen Institute in Spain.