Wassim Chourbaji is Vice President and Head of Government Affairs for Europe and the EU, Middle East and North Africa. He is the Managing Director of Qualcomm’s EU Brussels Office and oversees Qualcomm’s public policy, regulatory affairs and senior government relations in the region. Wassim leads an EMENA-wide senior team responsible for innovation, technology, intellectual property, telecoms & digital economy, spectrum, standardization, security, data protection and antitrust policy.
Wassim is Chairman of the Communication Policy Council of TechUK, the policy arm of the UK digital industry.
Prior to joining Qualcomm in 2006, Wassim was the head of spectrum for the France Telecom Group, overseeing the group’s fixed, mobile and satellite spectrum strategy across its operating companies. He was also designated by European administrations as lead coordinator on 4G spectrum for Europe at the ITU World Radio Conference. Previously, he served as regulatory manager for SkyBridge, Alcatel Space global Internet satellite project. He started his career as a spectrum engineer at French mobile operator Bouygues Telecom.
Wassim holds a master’s degree in wireless communications and is a graduate engineer from Supelec France.