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Rainer Schnepfleitner (Dr)

Head, Regulation Affairs and Competition, Communications Regulatory Authority of Qatar (CRA)

Rainer Schnepfleitner (Dr)

Dr Rainer Schnepfleitner currently heads the Regulation Affairs and Competition Department of the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA), previously ictQATAR, in Doha. He has worked in various management positions since 2008.

Dr Schnepfleitner started his career in telecommunications with the Austrian Regulatory Authority. Later he gained expertise in European antitrust and state aid provisions while working with the European Commission in DG Competition. In 2003 he moved to Swisscom, where he headed the department of Regulatory Accounting and established a cost model for Swisscom Mobile before introducing various mobile navigation solutions.

After finishing his IT degree Dr Schnepfleitner studied Business Administration and Economics in Vienna, where he graduated with a PhD in Economics. He also holds a post graduate degree in European Competition Law from King’s College in London.

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