Telia's Malloch becomes ETNO chairman

James Pearce
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Telia Company's VP and head of group public affairs Phillip Malloch takes over from Proximus director Steven Tas as ETNO chair

Phillip Malloch, the vice president and head of group public affairs at Telia Company, has taken up the chairmanship of the European Telecommunications Network Operators Association (ETNO).

Malloch assumed the role on 1 January 2018, succeeding Steven Tas, director of regulatory at Belgian operator Proximus, who had held the position from 2015.

Malloch will hold the position for at least one year, after which it can be renewed depending on votes from the membership.

Malloch said: ETNO Chairman Phillip Malloch said: “Boost  consumer  choice,  grow the  economy  and foster a digitally-¬‐enabled  citizenship. As this ambition drives our approach to digital rulemaking, ETNO will continue to strive for innovation- friendly, user‐centric and investment-conducive legislation. 

“We will make a point of bringing the voice of our customers and of our investors to the policy debate. The Electronic Communications Code and the ePrivacy Regulation need to improve the current situation and bring concrete benefits in terms of increased investment certainty and expanded consumer choice”.

ETNO also announced that Swisscom Group has joined the executive board of the industry body. The executive board provides strategic guidance and input on the internal and external activities of ETNO.