Director, Policy and International Organisations – Europe, Middle-East & Africa (EMEA)
Jean-Jacques Sahel joined Skype at the start of 2008 from the UK Government, where he served UK interests in many telecoms and IT negotiations and forums during his years in public service, including at the ITU, WTO and OECD. Jean-Jacques chairs the UK Chapter of the International Institute of Communications (IIC) and is a Vice-Chair of the Business & Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) for the OECD ICCP (ICT) Committee. He was appointed a Member of the UK’s Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board in May 2010. After the acquisition of Skype by Microsoft in 2011, Jean-Jacques joined Microsoft’s Corporate Affairs team to lead its Internet and Telecom policy work across the EMEA region.