Dr. Verena Weber

Head of the Communication Infrastructures and Services Policy Unit, OECD

Verena Weber is Head of the Communication Infrastructures and Services Policy Unit at the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation where she leads OECD’s team on connectivity and communication infrastructure policy and regulation.

She has more than a decade of experience working with the OECD on topics relating to the Digital Economy. Her current projects focus, for example, on trends in broadband infrastructure and markets, the security of communication networks, convergence, network neutrality, the role of cloud computing, ICTs for development and national telecommunication reviews.

Recent projects include the 2021 OECD Recommendation on Broadband Connectivity, OECD Telecommunication and Broadcasting Reviews of Brazil and Mexico and the OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2020. Between 2014 and 2015 she worked as an Internet Governance Advisor to the ICT Minister Diego Molano and the head of the Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones (CRC) in Colombia where she developed an Internet governance strategy. She also served as a country representative on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) Government Advisory Committee (GAC) and is a past representative of the OECD to the Internet Governance Forum.

Dr. Weber holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Mannheim, an MBA from ESSEC Business School Paris-Singapore, and a doctorate (Dr. rer. Pol.) of WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.

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