Vice-President, Government Affairs EMENA, Qualcomm
Wassim Chourbaji is Vice President for Government Affairs Europe, Middle East and North Africa at Qualcomm. He oversees Qualcomm’s public policy and government relations, focusing in particular on the European Union. In this role, he is responsible for the regional team that is in charge of innovation, technology, spectrum, regulatory, intellectual property, standardization, security, antitrust and data protection policy.
Wassim was elected chairman of the Communication Policy Council of TechUK, the policy arm of the UK digital industry, in February 2015. He was previously chairman of the spectrum group at DigitalEurope, the Brussels-based EU industry association, and chairman of the European spectrum group at the GSMA.
Prior to joining Qualcomm in 2006, Wassim was the head of spectrum for the France Telecom Group, overseeing the group’s fixed, mobile and satellite spectrum strategy across its operating companies. He was also designated by European administrations as lead coordinator on 4G spectrum for Europe at the ITU World Radio Conference. Previously, he served as regulatory manager for SkyBridge, the Alcatel Space global Internet satellite project. He started his career as a spectrum engineer at French mobile operator Bouygues Telecom.
Wassim is a graduate engineer from Supélec in France and holds a master’s degree in wireless communications and signal processing from Paris University.
Twitter handle: @WassimChourbaji