Executive Director of International External Affairs, AT&T
Antonio Amendola, Executive Director of International External Affairs for AT&T is based in Brussels, Mr Amendola represents the interests of AT&T with European government officials, the EU Institutions, key industry associations and civil society groups on EU and international matters in the telecommunications, media, technology, and digital media industries.
Mr Amendola joined AT&T from the Italian Government where he acted as senior advisor to the Secretary of State of Economic Development. In this role, he led a team of communications experts in preparation for the Italian Presidency of the EU Council (from July 2014). In addition, Mr Amendola was a member of the Governmental Advisory Committee of ICANN and Chair of an inter-ministerial Committee on internet domain name issues.
Prior to this Mr Amendola spent 15 years at AGCOM, the Italian Communication Authority, where he held several roles including senior advisor to the executive leadership on policy, media regulation and regulatory matters. In this capacity he participated in negotiations with the European Parliament and Commission as a Seconded National Expert. He also acted as vice chair of ENISA's international Group of Experts for Internet Security Regulation.
Mr Amendola is a law graduate from Bari Law School and has lectured at Rome University's Faculty of Communication Science.