Fabio Colasanti has been appointed the new President of the International Institute of Communications, a network that, since 1969, has gathered decision makers, regulators, academics and communications operators from 70 countries.

He succeeds Arne Wessberg, former President of the UER/EBU, who led the Institute since 2005.

Economist, telecom expert, Colasanti had, since  1977,  several prestigious assignments at the European level. He was Director General of DG Information Society from 2002 to 2010 and previously Director General of DG Enterprise from 2000 to 2002.

The IIC, non-profit association, can boast of a person of great prestige, who will contribute to the achievement of its goals: to promote worldwide debate on current topics concernig the telecommunications, digital media, radio and television broadcasting, the information technology and the world of convergence, and ensure use of communication as a positive factor for human and social change.

"I am proud to be leading the Institute through its next phase of development - the new President said. - As the longest-established, truly international, independent, non-profit organisation to cover the entire spectrum of issue facing the communications industry, the IIC plays a vital role as it explores the latest developments and what they might mean for the market and the society".

"With the appointment of Fabio Colasanti, the IIC takes a leading personality in the world of international communications - said Augusto Preta, President of the Italian Chapter of the IIC and CEO of ITMedia Consulting. - For our country is also a particular pride because it is the first italian President of the IIC. A recognition of the growing role had in recent years by the Italian Chapter in the life of this important body."

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