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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

Alexandra Laffitte, President

Alexandra Laffitte, President

Former fellow of the German Parliament, Alexandra chairs the Market and Services Committee since April 2018. She is in charge of both European Affairs, and of the regulation online contents and uses at the French Telecoms Federation (Fédération Française des Télécoms) since March 2018, and is also a member of the French commission tasked to determine copyright levies. Before that, she was in charge of regulatory affairs and comparative Law at the French MVNO Transatel. Alexandra is an alumna of the Master’s program in Telecommunications and Space Law of the University Paris-Saclay, as well as of the Franco-German dual Law program of La Sorbonne and the University of Cologne.

Innocenzo Genna, Vice-President

Innocenzo Genna, Vice-President

Innocenzo Genna is a legal and policy expert for European telecoms and Internet sector. He publishes articles on newspapers and also on his professional blog RadioBruxellesLibera. He is also Board Member of the European Internet Forum. Previously, he was the chairman of ECTA, served as General Counsel for Tiscali S.p.A and was a partner at law firm Ughi e Nunziante. Innocenzo graduated in law (magna cum laude) at the University of Macerata in 1991 and subsequently got L.L.M. from both the College of Europe (Bruges) and the University of Trier. He has also been awarded a Diplome in Comparative Law from the International Faculty of Comparative Law of Strasbourg. Innocenzo is also a minimalist pianist and composer.

Thomas Bihlmayer, Treasurer

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).

Michael Rotert, EuroISPA Honorary Spokesman

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. 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
Mauro Sanna

Mauro Sanna

Policy Executive
Mariano Guillén

Mariano Guillén

Policy Executive