Swiss Federal Communications Commission

Academic Career

  • Graduation as attorney and notary
  • Master’s degree in law, University of Bern

Functional Focus

  • TMT, Regulatory Authorities, Access & Interconnection Regulation
  • Strategy, Policies, and Spectrum issue advisory

Professional Career

  • 2005 to 2016: President Swiss Federal Communications Commission
  • 2003 to 2005: Secretary of State, responsible for Switzerland’s preparations for the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva, December 2003. Head of the Swiss delegation for the WSIS 2005 in Tunis
  • 2003 to 2004: President of the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT)
  • 2002: Founder and President of the Biel-Bienne Communication Days (international conference on telecommunications, media and the information society)
  • 1999: Chairman of the Independent Regulatory Group (IRG)
  • 1992 to 2005: Director General of the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM), Swiss regulator for telecommunications and electronic media
  • 1988 to 1992: Personal political secretary to Minister Adolf Ogi, Head of the Federal Department of Transport, Communications and Energy and former President of Switzerland