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Christoph Steck

Christoph Steck

Director Public Policy and Internet Telefonica S.A.


Christoph Steck oversees the strategy and defines its positions on Internet Policies and Governance and other policy issues that shape the Digital Economy. He is also Chairman of the Internet Governance workgroup of ETNO, the European Network Operators Association, and Co-chair of the Task Force on Internet and Telecommunication of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). He joined Telefonica in 2002 and has managed since then in various positions Regulatory Affairs, Government Relations and Corporate Responsibility for the company, lately as Chief Regulatory Officer for Telefonica Europe (until March 2013).

He is responsible for the advocacy of Telefonica at many key international organizations and business associations (like G20, OECD, ITU, ICANN, ICC, ERT) and is a recognized expert for digital policies and the Internet Governance. In 2014 he was selected to be a member of the ICANN High-level Panel on Global Internet Cooperation and Governance and also represented the international business at the High-level Committee of NETMundial, the global multistakeholder conference on the Future of Internet Governance in Sao Paulo. He oversees also the publication of the widely recognized and groundbreaking Digital Manifesto of Telefonica.

Christoph is a qualified German lawyer and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from IE Business School. He studied Law and Human Rights at the Universities of Cologne, Munich and London (UCL) and is also an Associate Professor at the School of Communication of IE University in Madrid.

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