Cristian is responsible for providing policy advice and regulatory best practice on spectrum matters across markets in Asia Pacific and leads the engagement with governments on spectrum issues. He has over 17 years of experience in national spectrum regulation, international allocation and assignment strategy.

Prior to joining the GSMA, Cristian worked at the New Zealand spectrum regulator and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). He served within Radiocommunication Bureau of the ITU as spectrum regulation and policy officer, providing assistance to Member States on spectrum issues primarily in Asia-Pacific and the Americas.

In New Zealand he was principal policy advisor at the spectrum regulator. He worked in policy development and represented the government at the World Radiocommunication Conference, Radiocommunication Assembly and the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT). Previously, he undertook other regulatory roles including spectrum planning, engineering and licensing and has a former engineering background in military radiocommunications and digital microwave systems.

He has authored publications on spectrum regulatory issues and has been a speaker at international regulatory forums in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Cristian’s academic background includes electronics and communications engineering (Chile, New Zealand), post-graduate studies in Public Policy (University of London) and an MBA (Massey University, New Zealand)