GSMA appoints John Giusti as chief regulatory officer

27 October 2015 |


The GSMA has appointed John Giusti as chief regulatory officer to succeed Tom Philips, effective November 2015.

Giusti will be responsible for leading the body’s public policy and industry advocacy agenda with governments, regulators, international institutions and development organisations.

“Mobile is one of the most exciting and dynamic industry sectors today, one that has already had a transformative impact on the lives of billions of people around the world and that makes major contributions to the global economy,” said Giusti. “I am honoured to join the GSMA executive team and look forward to working with our members as we strive to bring the enabling power of the mobile Internet to all of the world’s citizens.”

Giusti has spent 17 years at the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Most recently, he served as chief of staff and senior policy advisor to Commissioner Michael Copps where he provided legal, strategic and policy support to the Commissioner on major agency actions, as well as the implementation of the National Broadband Plan.

Alex Sinclair, acting director general and CTO at the GSMA, said: “Since joining the GSMA in 2011, John has been instrumental in advancing the GSMA’s policy initiatives, including working with governments to secure critical spectrum resources for mobile, establishing and promoting best practice in areas such as regulation, taxation and privacy, and expanding digital inclusion for citizens globally, among others."