Who we are

Members

EuroISPA Council

The Council members are ISP associations from EU and EFTA Member States. EuroISPA is managed by its members. Each member appoints a representative to the EuroISPA Council. This body meets on a regular basis each quarter and in special sessions, as required by the members, in order to formally discuss policy, matters of importance to the EU Internet industry and the administration of the organisation. Meanwhile, informal, continuous discussion between the members ensures that EuroISPA is a close-knit organisation, taking advantage of the wealth of expertise and experience contained therein.

Each year, the Council appoints each a group of Officers – a President, one or more Vice President(s) and a Treasurer – who are tasked with fulfilling important duties for the continued functioning of the association.

Council Members

EuroISPA Industry Forum

The EuroISPA Industry Forum allows individual companies with a legitimate interest in the Internet industry to participate in EuroISPA’s activities and work groups. The Industry Forum meets regularly in order to discuss policy issues and matters of importance to the EU Internet industry. The Industry Forum acts in a purely advisory capacity to the Council.

Industry Forum Members

Observers

EuroISPA accepts observer members established in countries which are members of the Council of Europe. Their perspective is extremely valuable as it broadens EuroISPA’s understanding of ICT policy beyond the EU.

EuroISPA’s Observers

Officers of EuroISPA

Alex de Joode

Alex de Joode

President
Michel Combot

Michel Combot

Vice-President
Thomas Bihlmayer

Thomas Bihlmayer

Treasurer

Thomas joined EuroISPA‘s founding member eco – Verband der Internetwirtschaft e.V. in 2016 and heads eco’s Brussels office. Since the beginning, he has been actively involved in EuroISPA’s work. Before that, he gained political experience first in the Austrian National Parliament and later as a Parliamentary Assistant in the European Parliament.
He holds a Master’s degree (Magister iuris) from the law faculty of the University of Vienna and studied at the law faculty of the University of Oslo under the Erasmus programme. Thomas further holds an LL.M. (Informationsrecht und Rechtsinformation).

Elina Ussa

Elina Ussa

Board Member
Michael Rotert

Michael Rotert

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. Between 2000 and 2017, he has been Chairman of eco – Verband der Internetwirtschaft e.V., President (2003-2007) and Vice President (2008-2009) of EuroISPA, 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.

EuroISPA Secretariat

Andrea D’Incecco

Andrea D’Incecco

Head of Policy
Isabelle De Vinck

Isabelle De Vinck

Head of Secretariat
Marine Degraux

Marine Degraux

Accountancy
Mariano Guillén

Mariano Guillén

Policy Executive
Diego Nagore

Diego Nagore

Policy Executive