Director, CCIA Europe

Jakob Kucharczyk is Director in the Brussels office of the Computer and Communications Industry Association. He is responsible for evaluating policy developments at European Union and Member State level as well as for the formulation of the association’s positions. Jakob represents the association on policy matters relating to e-commerce, intellectual property and telecoms. He also follows competition issues as well as EU efforts related to the Digital Single Market.

Before joining the CCIA in June 2010, he completed a traineeship at the European Commission in DG Enterprise and Industry. Working for the Automotive Unit, he was actively involved in the preparation of new legislative proposals and the corresponding impact assessments.

Mr. Kucharczyk received his BA degree in European Studies from Maastricht University where he graduated cum laude. He also holds two LLM degrees in European law from Maastricht University where he graduated cum laude and from the University of Edinburgh. During both LLM studies Mr. Kucharczyk extensively focused on EU competition and internal market law.

A native German speaker, Mr. Kucharczyk is also fluent in English as well as Polish and has a basic knowledge of French and Spanish.

 

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