Management change at the Agency for Support for BEREC as Director László Ignéczi leaves

05 April 2024

The image shows the front of the building where the premises of the BEREC Office are located

Starting on 1 April 2024, the leadership of BEREC Office changed as former Director László Ignéczi reached the end of his maximum term. During his tenure, Mr Ignéczi has made significant contributions to ensuring the efficient operation of BEREC Office and establishing an excellent collaborative relationship with the local authorities. He has also worked tirelessly to promote the presence of the only EU Agency in Latvia and raise awareness about its mission. The Management Board (MB) of the Agency and all BEREC Office staff express their gratitude to Mr Ignéczi for his decade of dedicated service. 

 "Working with László has been a truly rewarding experience. His dedication as a manager and team leader is commendable and his pleasant personality made the collaboration enjoyable." said the BEREC Chair Tonko Obuljen (HAKOM, Croatia). 

Upon his departure, Mr Ignéczi thanked his colleagues for the fruitful and successful collaboration over the past 10 years. He expressed his confidence that they would continue to provide excellent support to BEREC in the future.

"It was a great honour to have the opportunity to contribute to the work of BEREC, and thus to have some impact on how the common telecoms regulatory framework is implemented in the Union. I am grateful for all the experiences I gained and I am proud of the achievements we reached together with my colleagues at the Agency. I believe that BEREC and its office will continue to fulfill their mandate with great success."

The Management Board appoints the BEREC Office Director through a transparent selection process that prioritises merit, administrative and budgetary skills, and relevant experience with electronic communications networks and services. The Director holds a five-year term of office, which may be extended for an additional five years, but only once.

The new Director of the BEREC Office is expected to take up duties from 1 July 2024. For the period until 30 June 2024, the Management Board has appointed the current Head of the Programme Management Unit, Mr Panos Karaminas, as Director ad interim of the Agency.