DG Connect, European Commission
Peter is Head of Unit and Deputy Director for Future Networks in DG CONNECT, where he is managing the Commission’s policy on 5G communication systems and the related research and innovation programme. In 2021 he has been appointed Interim Executive Director of the newly established Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking, responsible to manage its office and implement its work programme until its autonomy.
Before his appointment to Head of Unit, he was Head of Sector “Spectrum Policy”, coordinating the 2015 Digital Single Market Strategy, the 2012 Roaming Regulation, and the EU R&D programme leading to the 4G mobile communications standards. Before joining the European Commission in 2004 he occupied several engineering and management positions in industry, academia and start-ups. He holds engineering and doctoral degrees from RWTH Aachen University, Germany and is the author of the textbook “The GSM Evolution” (Wiley 2003).