New BEREC Chair for 2023 – elected
30 September 2021
Today, on 30 September 2021, the BEREC Board of Regulators elected the BEREC Chair for 2023, Konstantinos Masselos – the president of the Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission (EETT, Greece).
Professor Konstantinos Masselos takes the position of the president of EETT since 2018. He has been a part of the BEREC Mini-Board, while serving as a Vice-Chair in 2019. In 2006, professor Masselos joined University of Peloponnese, where he is currently a Professor in Computing Systems Design in the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications. He served as the Rector of the above university during 2012-2017. Before that, from 2005 to 2008, Konstantinos Masselos was the Lecturer in digital systems at the Imperial College London. Also from 2010 to 2016, he served as the Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, at the Imperial College London. From 2001 to 2004, he was a part of the Intracom Telecom SA team in Greece.
The elected BEREC Chair 2023 has been involved in several research and development projects and has consulting experience in industry and public organizations. Since 2005, professor Masselos has been regularly involved as an expert in different European Commission units. He was member of the Scientific Committee of European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) organization from 2015 to 2017.
Konstantinos Masselos: “This year’s BEREC elections come at what appears to be the end of the Covid pandemic. The importance of quality and accessible-to-all digital services was never before as apparent as it is right now. Together with my fellow European regulators we will work towards contributing to the realization of EU ‘green’ gigabit-society vision and the empowerment of end-users”.
BEREC Vice-Chairs and the Mini-Board
In 2022, Konstantinos Masselos will serve as a Vice-Chair and the incoming BEREC Chair 2023. The other elected Vice-Chairs are Emmanuel Gabla (ARCEP, France), Klaus Steinmaurer (RTR, Austria) together with Michel Van Bellinghen (BIPT, Belgium) as the outgoing BEREC Chair. They will support Annemarie Sipkes (ACM, The Netherlands) - the BEREC Chair 2022. Together with the representative of participants without voting rights Pål Wien Espen (Nkom, Norway) the BEREC Chair and Vice-Chairs will compose the Mini-Board.
The Board of Regulators appoints its Chair and Vice-Chairs from among its members. The term of office of the Chair and the Vice-Chairs is one year. Before serving her/his term as a Chair for one year, the Chair firstly has to serve one year as a Vice-Chair. For ensuring continuity of BERECs' work, the Chair has to serve as a Vice-Chair for the year following her/his term as the Chair. Every year the Board of Regulators appoints the Chair for the year subsequent to the following year and the Vice-Chairs for the following year.