Head of International Public Policy, Verizon
Fiona Taylor is Head of International Public Policy for Verizon. Verizon and its subsidiaries are among the world’s leading providers of communications, entertainment, information technology and security solutions, with annual revenues in 2015 of $131.6 billion. Verizon serves large business and government customers, including 99% of the Fortune 1000, covering over 150 countries worldwide.
Ms Taylor joined Verizon in October 2010 and is in charge of defining the company’s public policy strategy across Verizon’s international footprint, advising cross functional teams on policy issues affecting the business and of global developments affecting the company’s international strategy. Ms Taylor also heads Verizon’s EU representation in Brussels. She has over 15 years’ experience in public affairs and digital policy.
Ms Taylor serves as Vice Chair of the Digital Economy Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AMCHAM EU). She also represents Verizon in different organisations such as ETNO, TABC, the European Internet Foundation (EIF), CCIA, EuroISPA, among others.
Prior to joining Verizon, Ms Taylor worked with the European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO) where she led the public policy function. Her responsibilities included the overall strategic positioning and advocacy of the Association focusing on the impact of Internet related policy and regulation on the member companies.