Lars Steffen, eco Association, is EuroISPA Vice-President

EuroISPA, the umbrella organisation of European provider associations, has elected Lars Steffen, Head of International, Digital Infrastructures & Resilience at eco – Association of the Internet Industry, as its new Vice-President.

Lars Steffen, Head of International, Digital Infrastructures & Resilience at eco – Association of the Internet Industry, joins the Council of EuroISPA as Vice-President with immediate effect. The largest umbrella association of European Internet service providers elected him to this position at the General Meeting on 30 November. Romain Bonenfant, Managing Director Fédération Française des Télécoms, was also elected to the four-member committee.

eco Chair Oliver Süme congratulates Lars Steffen on his new role: “Close cooperation within Europe’s digital industry is the prerequisite for mastering digitalisation in Europe. To this end, EuroISPA brings together companies from various industries as well as partners from politics, research and civil society in a constructive exchange. Many of the approximately 1,000 member companies of the eco Association are also involved in this dialogue. I am particularly pleased that Lars Steffen, with his international experience as Vice-President of EuroISPA, is now even more committed to the interests of European providers at European level.”

Voice of the Internet industry in Brussels

As Head of International, Digital Infrastructures & Resilience, Lars Steffen is responsible for the international activities of the eco Association, including heading the Names & Numbers Forum and overseeing the topDNS initiative (topdns.eco), in which the industry joins forces to minimise the effects of DNS abuse. He is delighted to have been elected as Vice-President of EuroISPA, stating, “As EuroISPA, our goal is to amplify the voice of European Internet Service Providers and the entire European Internet industry in Brussels – vis-à-vis political decision-makers and the EU institutions. It is important to me to promote cooperation between members and to strengthen EuroISPA’s influence in order to effectively represent the interests of the Internet industry in Brussels.”

eco is a founding member of EuroISPA (European umbrella organisation of Internet Service Providers) and has also had its own office in the European capital since 2016. EuroISPA represents the interests of over 2,300 European Internet service providers and, through its industry forum, also counts companies such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook among its members. With an office in Brussels, EuroISPA is the central voice of the Internet industry on issues such as cybercrime, data security, Internet governance, e-commerce, EU telecoms law and secure Internet use.

Lars Steffen
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