has more than 20 years of experience as a top level regulatory expert in the electronic communications markets. After a career as expert financial analyst she became a policy and regulatory expert at the Netherlands Ministry of telecommunications and then moved to the independent regulatory authority OPTA. There she worked in leading expert and management roles related to regulation and dispute resolution in interconnection, access, broadband and broadcasting markets, as well as a strategy advisor and part of the ‘chief economists team’. She played a pivotal role in developing OPTA’s frontrunner policies related to local loop unbundling, and expanded this position in the complicated challenges of regulating the cable TV networks in the Netherlands. In recent years until 2012 Christa was Assistant Secretary General and Executive Director of the Regulatory Authority of Qatar, before becoming an independent consultant and joining Regulaid as an associate partner.