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Daniel Pataki

Director, ETNO

Daniel Pataki, former President of Hungary’s National Communications Authority, the European Regulators Group (ERG) and the EU’s Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) became ETNO’s new Director in February, 2012.

Mr Pataki was President of Hungary’s National Communications Authority from 2004 until 2010. During his term, he was in charge of regulation of the electronic communications and postal sector as well as spectrum allocation.

In 2008 he was Chairman of the ERG and of the International Regulators Group (IRG). In this capacity, he played a key role in advising EU institutions during the review of the EU Regulatory framework. From November 2008 until November 2009, he was Chairman of the Radio Spectrum Policy Group, an advisory body to the European Commission on spectrum policy, composed of the 27 EU national spectrum regulatory bodies.

Prior to working in the regulatory authority, Daniel was Hungary’s Deputy State Secretary in charge of Communications at the Ministry of IT and Telecommunications, from 2002 to 2003. Before that, he held several positions in the private sector.

A Hungarian national, Daniel Pataki graduated from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and holds a postgraduate degree from Programme Copernic organized by leading French institutions such as Science Po, Ecole des Mines, Ecole des Ponts, Paris. He also finished an undergraduate management programme (CEMS) at HEC.

He was awarded the Officer Cross of the Order of the Republic of Hungary in 2009 for his work in EU electronic communications regulation and the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary in 2005 for his work promoting the development of the ICT sector.

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