Neven Dilkov, founder and CEO of Neterra, has been elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the European Competitive Telecommunications Association, ecta.
The members of ecta elected him at a reporting and election meeting on January 18th.
ecta is a non-governmental organisation with over 20 years of history; it represents the interests of hundreds of leading telecommunications operators and digital solution providers across Europe. The Association supports the regulatory and commercial interests of its members in pursuit of a fair regulatory environment that allows all electronic communications providers to compete on equal terms.
"I hold the post with the clear goal of achieving concrete results! I will try to help the organization to intensify talks with regulators and legislators when there is a need and opportunity to influence the improvement of the competitive situation in the telecom industry throughout Europe," said Neven Dilkov.
He stressed that he would continue to work to promote the principles of the organisation: "ecta has always defended the position that competition drives the market, and small and medium-sized operators are the backbone of the economy. They are the pioneers and pillars of good practices in the telecom industry: good quality service, a large percentage of investment relative to revenue, innovative services, more favorable and affordable conditions for customers." added Neven Dilkov.
As a founder and manager of the largest independent telecom in Bulgaria - Neterra, Neven Dilkov has over 25 years of experience in the industry. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of ecta since 2018. On March 30, 2020, he became its Deputy Chairman, and at the reporting and election meeting held on January 18, 2021, he was elected Chairman.
Neven Dilkov participates in the management bodies of several other organizations such as the Branch Association of Bulgarian Telecommunication Operators (BABTO), the Association for Electronic Communications, etc. He is a member of the Expert Public Council for Management of ".bg" Registers at the Bulgarian Ministry of Transport, Information Technology, and Communications (MTITC).
Neven Dilkov is also the founder and owner of the global Internet Exchange platform NetIX. Together with partners and colleagues, he has been creating and developing large-scale business projects such as Neterra.TV, Cloudware.bg, NetFleet.bg, Sofia Data Center. He studied computer science at Tsinghua University, China, and graduated with honors and cumma sum laude from West Virginia Wesleyan College, USA.
The members of the ecta Board as from 1 January 2021 are:
• Mr Neven Dilkov, Managing Director, Neterra - Chairman;
• Ms Tiziana Talevi, Regulatory Affairs Officer, Fastweb – Vice Chairwoman;
• Ms Anna Bigot, European affairs adviser, Bouygues Europe;
• Mr Cem Çelebiler, CEO, Turknet;
• Mr Pablo Freire, Chief Strategy Officer, Masmovil;
• Ms Keri Gilder, CEO Colt Technology Services;
• Mr Maxime Lombardini, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Iliad;
• Dr Marc Schütze, Vorstand / member of the executive board, Drillisch Netz AG.
ecta, the European competitive telecommunications association (www.ectaportal.com), is the pan-European pro-competitive trade association that represents more than 100 of the leading challenger telecoms operators and digital solutions providers across Europe. For more than two decades, ecta has been supporting the regulatory and commercial interests of telecoms operators, ISPs & equipment manufacturers in pursuit of a fair regulatory environment that allows all electronic communications providers to compete on level terms. Our members have been and are the leading innovators in Internet services, broadband, business communications, entertainment and mobile.