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  • Ms Carlota Reyners Fontana
    Head of Unit 'Electronic Communications Policy'
    DG CONNECT, European Commission


Carlota Reyners Fontana is Head of Unit of the Electronic Communications Policy unit in DG Connect at the European Commission. The unit is in charge of developing policy and regulatory initiatives in the field of Electronic Communications. The unit is actively involved in shaping the future electronic communications agenda. Previously Carlota has been leading the unit for Investments in High Capacity Networks (including developing the policy on Connecting Europe Facility and the WiFi4EU voucher scheme). Until December 2017, Carlota was Deputy Head of the Radio Spectrum Policy unit from where she led the proposals and the negotiations of the access regulation, spectrum and universal service of the European Electronic Communications Code. In 2012 - 2014, she was Member of cabinet of Vice-President Neelie Kroes, Commissioner responsible for Digital Agenda under the Barroso II Commission. She has previously worked in the Commission’s Competition Directorate General as well as a competition lawyer in a leading European telecommunications company and a Brussels based international law firm. She holds a law degree from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and a Master in European law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles.