Viola Roberto

Director General of Directorate General of Communication, Networks, Content and Technology (CONNECT) at the European Commission since 2015 and Deputy Director- General from 2012 to 2015. From 2005 to 2012 Roberto Viola was Secretary General of the Italian media and communication regulator AGCOM and Director at AGCOM from 1999 to 2004. He was a member of the BEREC Board (Body of European Telecom Regulators), and Chairman of the European Regulatory Group (ERG) in 2007. Between 1985 and 1999 he held various positions at the European Space Agency (ESA). Roberto Viola holds a Doctorate in Electronic Engineering and a Masters’ in Business Administration (MBA).