Alessandro Gropelli is Director of Strategy and Communications as well as Deputy to the Director General at ETNO, Europe’s leading telecoms association. Alessandro is an expert of tech, telecom and digital policy. Prior to joining ETNO, he was European Affairs advisor at Vodafone Group and Vice-Chairman at the Mobile Commerce Working Group of GSMA Europe. In 2010, Alessandro worked in the Brussels team of Telecom Italia. In 2009, as a public relations officer at the European Parliament, he implemented the information campaign for the European Elections in Northern Italy. He holds a Master Degree in Management from Bocconi University in Milan (2009), including an exchange programme at the Hitotsubashi University of Tokyo (2008). He also completed Executive Education courses at UC Berkeley (2016) and MIT Sloan (2018). Alessandro speaks Italian, English and French.