Leonidas Kanellos

Chairman 2013

Dr. Leonidas Kanellos was born in Athens, Greece (1962). He is the President of the Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission (EETT) and Chair 2013 of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC). He graduated from the Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (1984) and holds a DEA in “Information Technology Law and Legal Information Technology” (1985) and a PhD in Law (1990), both from the University of Montpellier, France. His PhD dissertation in Information Technology Law was concerned with the legal aspects of audio-visual convergence. He is an attorney-at-law, practicing for more than 25 years electronic communications’ and competition law and policy. Dr Kanellos has advised several international organizations, government bodies, private operators and expert teams on business and regulatory issues such as access, interconnection, electronic commerce, spectrum, consumer protection as well as broadband (fixed and wireless) network deployment.

Dr. Kanellos has served as a Legal Expert in numerous international and national committees, such as the Legal Advisory Board (LAB) of the EU Directorate-General for Information Society, the European Committee for Standardization – CEN (standards for Electronic Signatures), evaluation teams of several EU projects Telecommunications, the European Commission’s “Crash Programme for the Development of the Hellenic” and the drafting Committee of the Founding Act of the EETT. Dr. Kanellos has also a teaching activity as Professor at the Aegean University and the University of Piraeus about the legal and business aspects of the electronic communications market. He has published extensively in both the international (mainly English and French) and Greek legal and academic press, authoring numerous monographs, articles, and contributions to books.

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