Alessandro Gropelli is Director of Communications at ETNO, the European Telecommunication Network Operators’ Association. Alessandro is an expert of tech, telecom and digital policy. He leads the communication strategy and is a spokesperson for the Association. Prior to joining ETNO, he was European Affairs advisor at Vodafone Group and Vice-Chairman at the M-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.