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Sébastien Soriano

Chairman, Autorité de Régulation des Communications Électroniques et des Postes (ARCEP), France

Sébastien Soriano

Sébastien Soriano was appointed the Chairman of Arcep (the French telecom regulator) in 2015. He was BEREC Chair 2017 (the European telecom body) and is still BEREC Vice-Chair 2018.

Mr Soriano has spent most of his career in digital policies, competition and telecoms regulation areas. He started his career at the French Competition Authority, between 2001 and 2004, as a case handler and then as Deputy General Rapporteur, between 2009 and 2012. Between 2004 and 2009, he held various positions at Arcep.
 
From 2012 through 2014, he was the Chief of Staff of Mrs Fleur Pellerin, French Minister for SMEs, Innovation and Communication. Prior to his appointment as Chairman of Arcep, he was Special Advisor to the French Minister for Culture and Communication.

Mr Soriano published several papers on the challenges of regulators and law makers in the digital era. He also teaches regulation and digital economy in the Master's programme in Public Policy at SciencesPo.

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