List of Qualifications – Project Experience

I advise the C-level and top experts in the digital sector (platforms, telecom, media and technology) in the areas of strategy, regulation & competition, spectrum policies, cybersecurity policies and innovation. One of the main focus areas of my advisory work is the strategic positioning of companies in a specific regulatory environment. Experience shows that regulation is the single most important lever in the digital sector to drive commercial performance, investment and innovation.

These projects are illustrative for my consulting focus and my professional experience and qualifications:

REPRESENTATIVE EU / EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE
  • Contributed to a pan-European advocacy and regulatory support for a leading satellite operator.

  • Provided expert testimony for a leading mobile operator regarding state-aid for upgrading networks to 5G.

  • Delivered expert advice on the conditions for compliance with the regulations for emergency services in Europe.

  • Provided regulatory and competition advice to a joint-interest group of mobile operators seeking active RAN-sharing for the 5G rollout.

  • Advised two international telecom operators on merger issues under the EU merger rules and provided advocacy work; analyzed different remedy options and retail price development pre- and post-merger.

  • Advised a European System Integrator on spectrum issues for smart-grid operations.

  • Contributed to advisory work for an Industry Association on regulatory imbalances between traditional telecom operators and over-the-top players; analyzed possible redress measures and areas of regulatory modernization.

  • Advised an international telecom group on a new regulatory strategy.

  • Contributed to advisory work for auction design and auction strategies for regulators and operators.

  • Contributed to advisory work for an Industry Association on spectrum policies harmonization across Europe.

  • Contributed to the development of a mission statement for an Industry Association in Europe.

  • Provided marketing and sales support for software firms acting in the telecom sector.

  • Providing on-going regulatory and competition analysis for several international clients.

  • Advised an international quad-play operator on policy issues across several geographies.

REPRESENTATIVE MENA (MIDDLE EAST / N-AFRICA) EXPERIENCE
  • Advised a Middle Eastern telecom operator on a public consultation on spectrum policy.

  • Advised a Government in a large middle east country on a new ICT and new regulatory strategy.

  • Advised a middle east telecom operator for developing and implementing a new regulatory strategy.

  • Advised a Middle East Government on functional separation of the incumbent telecom operator.

  • Acted as adviser to a North-African telecom operator on regulatory strategies and provided advocacy work for ongoing proceedings.

  • Acted as an advisor in a national telecom act modernization project in the Middle East; provided international benchmarks and best practices.

  • Advised a leading middle east telecom operator for developing and implementing a new wholesale strategy.

  • Contributed to a global benchmarking exercise for a leading middle east telecom operator to identify the impact of different regulatory regimes; delivered a report “Lessons from Europe”.

  • Advised a leading middle east telecom operator on its regulatory strategy; engaged in meetings with Ministry and Regulator to discuss international lessons learnt.

REPRESENTATIVE NORTH AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
  • Advising a North American carrier on the international state-of-play of open RAN policies and its implications on global supply chains and vendor diversity.

  • Provided an overview for a North American carrier on measures aiming to combat botnets in Europe.

  • Provided regulatory advice and advocacy work for an international satellite operator.

  • Provided in-depth analysis and advocacy work for a North American carrier on a WiFi roaming regulation proceeding.

  • Provided in-depth analysis and advocacy work for a North American carrier on the wireless wholesale regulation; derived a set of recommendations based on the European experience. Delivered expert testimony for the telecom operator before the regulator.

  • Provided in-depth analysis and advocacy work for a North American carrier on the wireline wholesale regulation; derived a set of recommendations based on the European experience. Delivered expert testimony for the telecom operator before the regulator.

REPRESENTATIVE POSTAL EXPERIENCE
  • Contributed to a digitalization project for a major Postal Services Operator in Europe, aiming to expand their operation field from the traditional logistics of physical goods to a more universal operator for physical and digital exchanges in the enterprise, B2C and B2B market segments.

  • Worked on the dependence of Postal Operators on the universal service and the impact of the decline of letter post.

  • In the capacity as a Regulator for the Postal Sector in Austria managed expert teams and worked on typical postal related regulatory proceedings (universal service, affordability of services, retail chain related issues.)

REPRESENTATIVE ICT / DIGITAL SOVEREIGNTY EXPERIENCE
  • Contributed to advisory work for a leading global ICT solution provider in the area of digital sovereignty and strategic autonomy.

  • Contributed to a pan-European study for a leading platform operator on the transposition of the new telecom regulatory framework in Europe (EECC).

  • Advising a global digital company on regulatory issues in Europe, with special focus on spectrum and regulatory issues, Net Neutrality and Zero Rating across different geographies.

  • As Chief Consultant for National Broadband Projects for a leading global ICT solution provider, advised governments and regulators on global scale.

  • As the former head of a national ICT Think-Tank and ongoing as a consultant, managed expert teams and worked on several broadband strategies, national ICT and fiber rollout strategies.