Tomas Jakimavicius is a Senior Director of Public Policy for the European region at the GSMA, the association representing over 750 mobile network operators and over 400 telecoms associated companies worldwide.
Tomas has worked in the telecommunications world for over 10 years and over 15 years within the wider technology sphere and brings a plethora of experience in telecoms, cybersecurity, and wider ICT policy and regulation. Tomas is passionate about technology and its security thereof, and leads GSMA’s work on European cybersecurity policy. He contributes to these topics both within the GSMA and beyond, such as by speaking at events, participating in roundtables and within the relevant interest groups.
Prior to joining the GSMA, Tomas has served as a diplomat with the Lithuanian Permanent Representation to the EU, where he represented Lithuania at the EU Council as the Telecoms and Digital Affairs Attaché in 2010-2014. He was also a Chairman of the EU Council’s ‘Telecommunications and Information Society’ Working Group during the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the EU, in the second half of 2013, where he conducted Member States’ negotiations on the Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS) Directive, among many other important EU legislation.
Prior to this role, he served at the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania, where he was a Chief Policy Expert at the ICT Policy department in 2009-2010.
Earlier in his career, Tomas held advisory and consultancy positions in the private IT and trade business sector companies.
Tomas received a Masters of Leadership with an International Relations concentration from Boston University (Massachusetts, US), a Masters of Enterprise Information Systems from University of Westminster (London, UK) and a Bachelors of Informatics from the Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania).