Marcin Cichy - President

Graduate of the Faculty of Production Engineering and the College of Social Sciences and Administration at the Warsaw University of Technology, as well as postgraduate studies in macroeconomic analysis at the Warsaw School of Economics.

From 2005 to 2013, employee of the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE). Author of an analytical methodology for mobile services pricing and surveys of consumer preferences. He was in charge of regulatory projects for wholesale MTR and SMS MT markets and for the implementation of the roaming Eurotariff in Poland. As the Strategy and Telecommunications Market Analysis Director, he was responsible for ICT analytics and regulatory strategy under the former heads of UKE.

From 2013 to 2016, regulatory expert at UPC Polska, responsible for regulated access to property and telecommunications infrastructure for investment purposes. He was in charge of projects on security and electromagnetic compatibility of the HFC network. Collaborator of the Polish Chamber of Electronic Communication (PIKE).

In March 2016, he took the position of the Analysis Director at the Ministry of Digital Affairs. He coordinated the development of a concept of an electronic ID card. He also cooperated with the Council for Digitization and start-ups, with responsibility in the field of innovation.

He was appointed as President of the Office of Electronic Communications by the Sejm of the Republic of Poland on 14 September 2016, with the consent of the Senate given on 22 September 2016.

Collaborator at the Centre for Antitrust and Regulatory Studies (CARS) of the University of Warsaw. Between 2016-2018, member of the Council of the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR). Since 2016, representative of the Polish government on the Board of the Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications. In the years 2016-2018, representative of the Polish government in the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD). Since 2018, member of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, operating within the UN. In 2019, Vice-Chair of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC), responsible for roaming, regulatory framework and wireless network evolution. In 2020, Chair of the Electronic Communications Regulators Network of the Eastern Partnership countries (EaPeReg) responsible i.a. for monitoring the European Commission initiative – EU4Digital. In 2020 Vice-Chair and in 2021 Chair of the European Regulators Group for Postal Services (ERGP) which implements the European Digital Single Market strategy in e-commerce.

In his private life: an enthusiast of water motorsports, a diver, a Water Volunteer Rescue Service (WOPR) lifeguard.

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