Officers of EuroISPA
Oliver J. Süme, EuroISPA President
Oliver J. Süme is President of EuroISPA, the worlds largest ISP Association, representing more than 2500 Internet Service Providers across the EU and EFTA Countries. He is also deputy chair of the board of the German Internet Industry Association (eco) since 2000. There, he oversees the activities of the Political and Legal Affairs Department, which includes responsibility for representing the political interests of the association and its over 900 member companies. Süme is also a trained lawyer and partner at the international law firm Fieldfisher, primarily as an advocate for companies in the Internet and IT sectors. Süme is a certified IT-Lawyer and member of the IT Law Committee of the Hanseatic Bar Association. He is co-founder of Hamburg Top-Level-Domain, the registry for the new Top-Level-Domain “.hamburg“.
Dr Maximilian Schubert, EuroISPA Vice-President
Maximilian Schubert after working for ISPA – the Austrian Association of Internet Service Providers as a legal expert he became General Secretary of ISPA in 2012. He earned his doctoral degree in the field of Intellectual Property Law at the Karl-Franzens University of Graz after obtaining an LL.M. degree in “Innovation, Technology and the Law” at the University of Edinburgh. He is working as a part time lecturer at the FH Technikum Wien and has published a number of articles on IT-related topics in Austrian as well as in international journals. His main fields of expertise are telecom regulation law, ISP liability law as well as privacy matters.
Innocenzo Genna, EuroISPA Treasurer
Innocenzo Genna is an EU public affairs consultant specialised in the fields of telecoms and electronic commerce. He is the director of AIIP, the Italian ISP association, with specific responsibilities on European policy. Since 2004 he has been a member of the board of EuroISPA. Since 2004 he has also been member of the board (and chairman since 2007) of ECTA, the European Competitive Telecommunications Association. From April 2002 to February 2006 Mr. Genna was General Counsel of Tiscali S.p.A., with responsibilities over the legal and regulatory affairs of the Tiscali Group. He has previously practised at Ughi e Nunziante, the well known Italian law firm based in Rome and Milan. He became a partner in the firm in October 2000. Before his experience at Ughi e Nunziante, he practised in Bologna at the law firm Studio Legale Bernini, while also serving at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Mr. Genna graduated in law (magna cum laude) from the University of Macerata with a dissertation on the legal status of Berlin. He holds a L.L.M. from the College of Europe (Bruges) and a Magister Iuris from the University of Trier. He has also been awarded a Diplôme by the Faculty of Comparative Law of Strasbourg.
Michael Rotert, EuroISPA Honorary Spokesman
Prof. Michael Rotert studied business science at the University of Karlsruhe, specialising in OR / informatics. In addition to the professional experience he gained inter alia as the founder and Executive Director of Xlink, one of the first internet access providers in Germany, as Executive Director and Senior Vice-President of KPNQWest, as Executive Director of various different Internet service providers, he has an extensive academic background. Before he started at Xlink, Michael Rotert worked at the University of Karlsruhe. In 1985, he implemented the first Internet connection at a German university. In June 1999, Michael Rotert was awarded the title of Honorary Professor in the field of informatics by the University of Karlsruhe, where he has taught regularly since 1981. Through his work for various national and international bodies, Prof. Rotert is committed to providing intensive support for the success of the Internet in Germany. Since 2000, he has been Chairman of eco (Verband der deutschen Internetwirtschaft e.V.), President (2003-2007) and Vice President (2008-2009) of EuroISPA (European Internet Services Providers Association), and an industrial speaker of the German delegation of the G8 Cybercrime group. He also works as an expert for the EU, the UN and the U.S. Department of Commerce.