Washington/Brussels, BELGIUM  — The Computer & Communications Industry Association is announcing new hires for both its DC and Brussels offices. Kayvan Hazemi-Jebelli (Kay) joins the Brussels team as Competition & Regulatory Counsel. Vann Bentley joins CCIA’s  Washington office as Policy Counsel, focusing on issues including artificial intelligence and telecommunications policy. 

Kay is a competition lawyer with a decade of experience in private practice, in the European Commission Directorate-General for Competition, in academia, and as Senior Legal Counsel at a leading UK media and communications company. Kay received his B.Sc. in Computer Science & Engineering from UCLA, his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, and his LL.M. in Competition Law from King’s College London.

Prior to joining CCIA, Vann was Policy Counsel at Amazon, where he specialized in issues including data privacy, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence. Vann received his J.D. in 2015 from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an editor on the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy.

CCIA has been a voice for the tech industry in Washington since 1972. The following can be attributed to CCIA President & CEO Ed Black:

“CCIA advocates for the tech industry, consumers and how countries around the world can better harness the economic gains from a strong, competitive digital economy. We look forward to the experience Kay and Vann bring to our efforts in Brussels and DC. Kay handling competition issues and Vann advocating on telecom and internet access uses will be valuable at a crucial time as governments formulate policies impacting both our members and the products and services consumers use.”

CCIA Europe has been advocating on tech policy issues in Brussels for a decade. The following can be attributed to Vice President and head of office Christian Borggreen:

“Kay’s dual experience with technology and law will be valuable to promote EU policies to boost European innovation and competitiveness. We are delighted to welcome him to our team.” 

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