22 November, 2011
Daniel Pataki appointed new Director of ETNO
Daniel Pataki, former President of Hungary’s National Communications Authority, the European Regulators Group (ERG) and the EU’s Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) will become ETNO’s new Director in February, 2012.
Brussels – Daniel Pataki, former President of Hungary’s National Communications Authority, the European Regulators Group (ERG) and the EU’s Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) will become ETNO’s new Director in February, 2012.
“ETNO is delighted to welcome Daniel Pataki as its new Director. Daniel’s talent and knowledge of EU regulation, gained as Chairman of the ERG and RSPG will directly benefit ETNO members and raise the association’s profile and presence with the European Institutions and BEREC”, said Luigi Gambardella, Chairman of ETNO Executive Board.
“I am looking forward to representing and working on behalf of the main telecom companies in Europe. The sector is faced with major challenges both on economic and policy fronts, technology is redefining the traditional landscape and the regulatory environment is in flux. There is much work to be done.”, commented Daniel Pataki.
Mr Pataki was President of Hungary’s National Communications Authority from 2004 until 2010. During his term, he was in charge of regulation of the electronic communications and postal sector as well as spectrum allocation.
In 2008 he was Chairman of the ERG and of the International Regulators Group (IRG). In this capacity, he played a key role in advising EU institutions during the review of the EU Regulatory framework. From November 2008 until November 2009, he was Chairman of the Radio Spectrum Policy Group, an advisory body to the European Commission on spectrum policy, composed of the 27 EU national spectrum regulatory bodies.
Prior to working in the regulatory authority, Daniel was Hungary’s Deputy State Secretary in charge of Communications at the Ministry of IT and Telecommunications, from 2002 to 2003. Before that, he held several positions in the private sector.
A Hungarian national, Daniel Pataki graduated from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and holds a postgraduate degree from Programme Copernic, Paris.
He was awarded the Officer Cross of the Order of the Republic of Hungary in 2009 for his work in EU electronic communications regulation and the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary in 2005 for his work promoting the development of the ICT sector.
For more information, please contact: Thierry Dieu, ETNO Communications Manager Tel: (32-2) 219 32 42 Fax: (32-2) 219 64 12 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ETNO is the leading voice of e-communications players in Europe and beyond. ETNO gathers 50 leading telecoms operators and ICT equipment manufacturers from Europe and beyond, accounting for a global turnover of €600 billion and 1.6 million employees.