Stephen Collins (Dr)
Chief Policy Officer, VEON Limited
Dr Stephen Collins is Chief Policy Officer at VEON Ltd. He was previously Chief Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Officer at VimpelCom Ltd, prior its rebranding to VEON Ltd in February 2017.
From February 2012 to September 2015 Dr Collins was Vice President Corporate Affairs for Microsoft EMEA in Brussels. He was previously worldwide Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs at Skype (2005-2011) and Director of International Public Policy at Yahoo! (2000-2005).
He has held posts in the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, at the University of Birmingham, and at the German-British Forum, and he has also worked as a freelance political consultant and writer.
He is the former President of the European Digital Media Association and board member of DIGITALEUROPE.
Dr Collins holds three degrees in International Relations and Political Science, including a PhD from the University of Birmingham.