11 January, 2016
ETNO Statement: “Telecoms empower EU citizens’ lives”, Lise Fuhr starts her mandate as ETNO Director General
Brussels, 11 January 2015 – ETNO, representing Europe's main telecom operators, is pleased to announce that Lise Fuhr has started her mandate as Director General of the Association.
Following her appointment by the General Assembly last November, Ms. Fuhr is now in charge of leading the ETNO office and representing the Association in Brussels and worldwide.
Lise Fuhr said: “Behind every message, call and minute Europeans spend online, there is a web of sophisticated telecom networks and services. The on-going digital and telecommunication reform is, first and foremost, about people and the way they go about in life and business. 2016 is a unique year in which regulatory changes can empower telcos to deliver massive broadband deployment and state-of-the-art innovation. This is why I am proud to represent ETNO companies at such a crucial moment: with their history, footprint and expertise, they are the key partner in delivering the Digital Single Market objectives in a digital world.”
Profile of Lise Fuhr
Lise is ETNO’s Director General. Prior to that, she was Chief Operating Officer of DK Hostmaster and DIFO, the company managing the .dk domain name. In the period between September 2014 and December 2015 she also chaired the Cross Community Working Group for the IANA Stewardship Transition, building on her strong network within the internet community.
Lise has 10+ years of experience in the telecoms industry. She started her career at the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation (1996-2000), where she wrote and implemented regulation for the telecommunication markets. After that, she worked for the telecoms operator Telia Networks (2000-2009), where she led various teams dealing with issues as diverse as interconnection agreements, mobile services and industry cooperation.
Lise is a Danish national and she is 47 years old.