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5G Infrastructure Association Elects New Board

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At its recent General Assembly, 5G IA elected its new Board for a term of two years until October 2020. 5G IA is the voice of the European industry for the development and evolution of 5G. Its objectives are to:

  • Ensure a clear European voice on 5G
  • Support a Europe wide 5G ecosystem, embracing research, standardization and development, academia, telecoms industry and verticals
  • Represent the Private side of the 5G Public-Private Partnership (5G PPP)
  • Contribute to EU Digital Transformation programs and Horizon Europe strategic objectives leveraging 5G evolution

The eleven companies represented in the Board are: Orange, Telecom Italia Mobile, Telenor, SES, Nokia, Ericsson, Huawei, Thales, Nextworks, InterInnov and Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC).

At its first meeting following the General Assembly, the new Board confirmed:

  • Dr. Colin Willcock - Head of Radio Network Standardization at Nokia - as Chairman of the Board
  • Christine Leurquin – VP, Institutional Relations and Communications at SES - as the Vice-Chair of the Board
  • Magnus Madfors – VP, Head of Technical Regulations Group Function Technology at Ericsson - as Treasurer
  • Dr. Raffaele de Peppe - Senior Innovation Manager at Telecom Italia Mobile - as Chair of the “Verticals Engagement Task Force” (https://5g-ppp.eu/verticals/)

5G IA’s leadership includes also Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, Secretary General, in charge of the overall visibility and management of the 5G-IA, and Alessandro Bedeschi, Head of Office, ensuring the operational well-functioning of the 5G-IA.


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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