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Roberto Viola

Organisation: European Commission, DG Connect

Position: Director 

Roberto Viola has been Director-General of the European Commission’s department for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CNECT) since 2015 and was Deputy Director-General in the same department between 2012 and 2015. Viola served as Chairman of the European Radio Spectrum Policy group (RSPG) from 2012 to 2013, as Deputy Chairman in 2011 and Chairman in 2010.

He was a member of the BEREC Board (Body of European Telecom Regulators), and Chairman of the European Regulatory Group (ERG). From 2005 to 2012, he was the Secretary General of AGCOM, the Italian media and telecoms regulator, having previously served as Director of its Regulation and Technical Departments. From 1985 to 1999 he served in various positions at the European Space Agency (ESA) where he was namely Head of telecommunication and broadcasting satellite services. Viola holds a doctoral degree in electronic engineering and an MBA