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ETIS has a new Chairman and a new Council member

Friday 9 June 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Veronika Jermanova



     Wim de Meyer                   Paul Slot                             Gergely Kocsis

            (ETIS)                           (KPN)                              (Magyar Telekom)


During the 53rd ETIS Management Board Meeting in Riga, the Management Board has elected Paul Slot (KPN) as new Chairman of ETIS.


Wim De Meyer, who stepped down as ETIS Chairman to fully focus on the role of ETIS Managing Director, thanked the Management Board and added: ‘I am confident that with the guidance of the New Chairman, ETIS will continue to grow and enable our Members to reach their strategic objectives and to improve their business performance!’


Paul thanked the Management Board for their trust and shared his vision for ETIS: ‘ETIS is a strong platform for Telcos to share experiences, learn about new developments and drive innovation. ETIS' strategy strongly supports this. I am therefore proud to have been selected as the Chairman of ETIS. Having worked for two years both as Council Member and Vice-chairman with the ETIS organisation and its Managing Director, Wim De Meyer (former Chairman) I am now happy to be able to lead the ETIS organisation through the new age of Digititalisation. The Telecom business is transforming quickly, not just from a technology or market perspective but for instance also from a 'way of working' point of view and ETIS will continue to be the main platform for European Telco's to support this transformation.

Paul Slot is currently responsible as Executive Vice-president for all Access, Core and Network Innovation at KPN in the Netherlands. Until recently he was responsible for all Operations of ICT at KPN.

Following the Council’s recommendation, the Management Board also elected Gergely Kocsis (Magyar Telekom) as ETIS Council Member. Gergely Kocsis is responsible for IT governance, QA, release management, deployment and service management within Magyar Telekom. Before joining Magyar Telekom in 2014, Gergely held various IT management positions in Generali Insurance Group on national and international level. I'm glad to join the ETIS Council and hope I can give energy and new inputs to our community.


For more information about the Management Board meeting in Riga, please contact ETIS Managing Director, Wim De Meyer ( 


About ETIS


ETIS is the trusted community for Telecom professionals. Our goal is to enable our Members to reach their strategic objectives and to improve their business performance by sharing knowledge on industry challenges and by collaborating where possible. For more information, please contact Wim De Meyer (