01 July 2024

Agency for Support for BEREC welcomes its new Director – Dr Verena Weber

The image shows the headquarters of the Agency for Support for BEREC (BEREC Office), located in Riga, Latvia

On 1 July 2024, Dr Verena Weber took on the role of Director of the Agency for Support for BEREC . Over the next five years, she will head the Agency and oversee the work required to provide professional and administrative support to the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC). The Director is the legal representative of the Agency and is in charge of its management. Among other tasks, the Director encourages the prioritisation of work that improves the conditions for the expansion and take-up of secure, competitive and reliable high-capacity networks across Europe.

Prior to taking up her duties as Director of the Agency, Dr Weber served as the Head of the Connectivity Services and Infrastructures Unit at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). She has over 15 years of professional experience in communication policy and regulation, including broadband network security and semiconductor policy. Between 2014 and 2015, Dr Weber worked as a Senior Advisor to the Head of the Colombian Communications Regulator, the CRC, and the ICT Minister in Colombia.

“The coming years show great promise for technological developments of our communication ecosystem in Europe. Leveraging these developments, we will shape and strengthen our regulatory framework to bring high-quality connectivity to every citizen and business in Europe, driving growth and productivity. I am committed to contributing to the highest standards of regulatory collaboration, providing support and advice to BEREC and policymakers for our connected future.”
BEREC Office Director Dr Verena Weber

The Management Board of the Agency appoints the Director through an open and transparent selection procedure, based on merit, management, administrative and budgetary skills, as well as experience and skills relevant to electronic communications networks and services. The Director’s term of office is five years. It can be extended once, for no more than five years.