holds a PhD in law and is a barrister. He has an outstanding experience in law, in the policy environment and in the practical implications of legal work. He served the Dutch Council of State, was responsible for the production of legislation (in particular in the telecommunications sector) and was involved in national and European litigation procedures. Recently as a consultant for legal related affairs and as an administrator of companies, he was active in various fields of the telecommunications industry as well as in broadcasting infrastructure sector.