Nina directs licensing in support of rollout of aeronautical, maritime and terrestrial networks and services globally. Nina develops and implements market access strategies, designs trade advocacy campaigns, and performs network due diligence for commercial, government and military clients across the world. These include global network operators, service providers, governments and military establishments, as well as international organizations.
Nina joined Access Partnership after serving on a bilateral Joint Economic Commission of the United States Treasury. There, she was responsible for bilateral project negotiations, management planning, and program strategy in support of US and non-US government agencies. She previously managed bilateral research efforts on the West Bank, has worked in mission reporting at the International Monetary Fund, in financial publishing, and in political development research.Email Nina
Greg supports some of the world’s largest governments and companies in developing and executing public affairs strategies. Active in policy forums worldwide, he has assembled an internationally-recognised team capable of managing outcomes of national and multilateral policy processes on five continents.
Before becoming Managing Director of Access Partnership, Greg spent time both in government service and in the commercial arena, where he held responsibilities for leading campaigns to lower trade barriers. Prior to that, Greg worked as a ghost writer of publications covering international affairs and economics.Email Greg
Laura Sallstrom manages Access Partnership’s diverse international public policy group across four continents.
This group provides consultancy and advocacy services to some of the world’s largest companies, across the full range of issues affecting global corporates including intellectual property, data privacy, security, spectrum, aerospace, Internet governance, network regulation, tax policy, manufacturing and trade. Laura herself specialises in trade, intellectual property, privacy, and security.
For over ten years, Laura was president of Sallstrom Consulting until its purchase by Access Partnership. Prior to that, Laura was Director of the Business Software Alliance (Asia Pacific), based in Singapore, and also served as that organization’s global trade manager in Washington DC. Prior to that, Laura was in public service in the Office of US Trade Representative (USTR) where she assisted in the negotiation of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) and supported the Special 301 process.
Colin provides support to wireless network operators, systems integrators and equipment manufacturers to ensure laws and regulation the swift delivery of these services to market. His work includes the development of authorisation processes for new wireless technologies, and adjustment of regulation to ensure that clients’ service offerings are compliant with international and national regulatory requirements. Colin is active in a number of European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) and Electronic Communications Committee (ECC) working groups, and maintains daily contact with Europe’s national regulatory authorities.
Colin joined Access Partnership in 2005 from Vislink Communications Ltd., where he was Technical Director, responsible for the development of communications technologies for the broadcast and defence markets. Colin has also held management and engineering positions with a global network operator, where he supported some of the world’s leading energy companies, and with EADS where he served as a project manager and engineer. Colin began his career as a research scientist with the UK Defence Research Agency working on naval research projects.Email Colin
Kathryn obtains spectrum and service rights in foreign markets for a variety of military and commercial clients. She has broad experience negotiating with commercial and government entities to secure operating licenses, numbering rights and interconnection agreements. An engineer by training, she represents clients’ technical interests at international fora such as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Organization of American States (OAS) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Kathryn joined Access Partnership in 2000 from the private sector, where she secured frequency access for a global network. Kathryn also served five years at the US Department of State, where she led delegations of government and industry representatives to spectrum and standards-setting bodies at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings.Email Kathryn
Mike provides technical and engineering support to network operators in the terrestrial and satellite markets. With many years of experience in regulatory engineering, Mike provides innovative solutions to market entry, network expansion and integration problems that arise from hardware limitations and regulatory restrictions.
Mike is a chartered engineer (CEng), and a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET). He has managed regulatory programmes within a global network operator, including interaction with bodies such as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI) and the Conference of European Post and Telecommunications administrations (CEPT). Prior to joining the private sector, Mike was a team leader within the UK Radiocommunications Agency.Email Mike
Brendan O’Mahony devises strategies and campaigns to assist clients in obtaining approvals, licences and licence-exemptions for their services. He develops and maintains a high knowledge of licensing requirements in all major markets across the globe.
Brendan has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, including as an account manager and lobbyist. In particular, Brendan has high level knowledge of regulatory affairs and has managed many projects related to this area with outstanding results.Email Brendan
Abdou is Access Partnership’s Director for Africa, and leads its office in Dakar, Senegal. He supports clients in the charitable, communications, food, government, pharmaceutical, and energy sectors, informing clients on African policy environments and influencing developments. His experience as an international consultant includes collaborations with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Radio France Internationale, Instituto de Investigaciones de la UNAM, Mexico, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), South Africa, and the Panos Institute West Africa (PIWA), Senegal.
Abdou is an expert in political science, having been published in academic journals and presented at conferences. He holds a PhD and a Postgraduate Certificate from the Univerisité Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, as well as a Master’s Degree in Sociology from Université de Caen-Basse-Normandie, France. He is also a respected authority on politics in Senegal and West Africa, and is regularly consulted by Senegalese and international media.Email Abdou
Matthew is our Director for Public Policy in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He advises across a range of sectors to devise and execute government affairs solutions and manages engagement with governments and international organisations, including the European Commission, the European Parliament, the International Telecommunication Union, and the United Nations. He has engaged in negotiations in Brussels and internationally on behalf of clients and trade bodies.
Prior to joining Access Partnership in 2007, Matthew worked on a number of legal research projects. Before that, he obtained an MPhil. in Medieval History and a BA in Law from the University of Cambridge.Email Matthew
As part of the Public Policy team, Matt provides policy analysis and advocacy support to Access Partnership clients, which include some of the world’s most innovative companies. He works to influence and inform public policy and decision-making at the cutting edge of the ICT sector worldwide. He regularly engages with government and multilateral institutions across the UK, EU and UN to shape policy outcomes and regulation. His main expertise lies in matters of Internet governance, intellectual property, data privacy, cybersecurity and tax policy.
Matt has a background in research, having started his career analysing the different approaches to child online protection around the world. Prior to that he obtained an MA in Politics, Security and Integration at University College, London and completed a number of political and foreign policy internships. He holds a BA in History from the University of East Anglia and is a young professional member of the International Institute of Communications.Email Matt
Raffaele is a Regulatory Engineering Manager in the Licensing and Market Access team, providing technical support, policy analysis for clients on regulatory and licensing challenges globally. He liaises daily with Access Partnership clients, and telecoms regulators, mobile and satellite operators.
He has a Master’s degree from the University of Pisa in Italy and is experienced in the main radio access network technologies and frequency planning. He regularly provides his technical expertise for earth stations licensing and ground test licences for the provision of broadband services on board aircraft. Speaking English, Spanish and Italian, he undertakes his work around the world with a particular interest on assessing the regulatory frameworks in Latin America and Europe to help his clients resolve technical and regulatory barriers.Email Raffaele
Laith Hamad is based in Access Partnership’s Abu Dhabi office where he assists clients to introduce and manage their services in the Middle East region by engaging with national governments to gain information on their practices and to influence outcomes. He also drafts licence applications and develops augmentation in support of network approvals.
Prior to joining Access Partnership, Laith taught at university and was an intern for the Special Communication Commission in Jordan. Laith conducts business in both Arabic and English.Email Laith
Chris has worked in ICT regulation since 2000, in both the public and private sectors. He is an adviser to industrial clients and to national regulatory authorities on all matters of policy, with a specialism in the regulation of satellite services, including both ground and space segments, which have sector-specific technical, operational and regulatory requirements.
Internationally, he has participated in the work of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Radiocommunication Sector and Technical Standardization Sector, and in other bodies including the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). He has also done work at the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) and the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM).
He is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science.Email Chris
Anna is a Policy Adviser in the Licensing and Market Access team, providing detailed global regulatory reviews and licensing solutions to deliver market access for our clients. She works in French, Dutch, English, Mandarin and Spanish. Anna has a Master of Science degree in Political Sciences from Vrije Universiteit (VU University), Amsterdam and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Contemporary and Chinese Studies from INALCO, Paris. She has several years of experience in research, diplomacy and ICT policy in Europe and Asia. Since she joined Access Partnership in 2012, she has gained comprehensive experience in regulation for satellites and spectrum technologies (earth, space, aero), cloud services and telecom operator authorisations around the world, in particular in Africa, Central, South and Southeast Asia, and Europe.Email Anna
Daphné is a Market Access Policy Adviser at Access Partnership, devising reports on country-specific licensing processes and regulatory best-practice for the use of diverse services, such as satellite or terrestrial communications. Her recent projects have focused on the deployment of a point-to-point fixed services network within Europe, consisting of application, coordination and obtainment of about 300 licences from regulators in Europe. She regularly attends European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) meetings, advising clients on current and prospective regulatory changes that may affect the positive development of current projects or forthcoming business plans. She undertakes her work in both English and French and has a particular interest in the development and regulatory telecom environments in the Caribbean, Europe and West Africa.
Daphné obtained an MA in Political Science from the University of Geneva and an MA in Latin America and Caribbean Studies from the University of London.Email Daphné
As a member of the Public Policy Team, Luca works to uncover, monitor and influence decision making processes that impact the ICT sector at the global level. In order to best inform and advise Access Partnership clients, he regularly engages with decision makers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. His fields of expertise are spectrum policy, taxation, data protection, intellectual property law and legal and institutional theory.
Luca has experience working for private firms and public bodies, as well as for non-profit organisations both in his home country and in the UK. He obtained an MA in Legal and Political Theory at University College, London, specialising in normative analysis of supranational financial regulatory frameworks. Prior to that, he was awarded a BA in Literary and Philosophical Studies by Università degli Studi, Milan.Email Luca
Mike works across the Access Partnership teams, providing support in delivering clear client products in a variety of media. He manages the development of online projects, including campaign websites and the design of regulatory databases. He supports the company’s pro bono advocacy work, and manages the company’s social media profiles.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Durham in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Before joining Access Partnership, Mike worked on regional political campaigns in the United Kingdom.Email Mike
Azar works on compatibility studies in interference and coexistence in mobile radio scenarios, focusing on mobile and cognitive systems. She joined Access Partnership in 2014 from King’s College London, where she completed her PhD studies in telecommunications research. Her research was on interference management in cognitive radio networks and published various international journal and conference articles. In addition, she was a teaching assistant for the Digital Signal Processing research group at King’s College London. She is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), reviewing technical research papers on cognitive radio technology.Email Azar
Sade manages the daily operations of Access Partnership’s Washington, DC office and provides direct support to the office directors. She provides a wide range of support for the company’s public policy team and clients. She has several years of experience working in administration for private-sector organisations.
Sade holds a Master of Science in public relations and international marketing and is a a doctoral candidate, working on her Juris Doctor.Email Sade
Christopher is the Latin American ICT policy specialist at Access Partnership. He has successfully led advocacy campaigns to develop regulations for new services in a number of markets in Latin America; he provides clients with intelligence reports on emerging ICT policies in this region, and gives advice on how to shape them. Christopher also provides advice to regulators in Latin America on a variety of issues, including spectrum management, broadband access, and Internet governance. Christopher participates in CITEL and ITU meetings on behalf of clients, and has built and maintains relationships with senior policy makers across the Americas.
Prior to joining Access Partnership, Christopher held senior positions in Mexico’s Secretariat of Communications and in the National Competition Commission, where he participated in policy debates around the transition to digital TV, the growth of broadband, and the competitive allocations of radio spectrum.
Christopher holds a bachelor degree in Political Science and Government from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and a Master of Science in Telecom Regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Science.Email Chris
Dennis has more than 15 years of financial accounting experience and joined Access Partnership in 2013. Before joining the team, he worked several years as an accountant for two media companies, providing these organisations a better understanding of their financial performance by providing timely and accurate reports. He helps Access Partnership meet its statutory obligations by completing the year-end financial statements and external regulatory reports.Email Dennis
Christopher consults on international issues for a range of clients on information and communications technology (ICT) policy. He works with global companies and organisations to develop strategies, shape policy discussions, and access new markets. He has worked on public affairs issues and campaigns in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific. He previously worked for five years at the United States Council for International Business, where he managed ICT policy and served two years as the large-business representative on ICANN’s Nominating Committee. He also coordinated development of global self-regulatory standards in marketing and advertising, and advanced stakeholder positions in various national and multinational government bodies.
Christopher began his career with several years spent aiding the growth of small businesses in Africa and Asia. He also has experience at the World Trade Organization (WTO), and has published papers on trade and economic reform in Asia. Christopher holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and International Affairs from James Madison University and a Master’s of Public Policy from the University of Chicago.Email Christopher
Geneviève provides wide-ranging support for clients in Access Partnership’s Dakar office. Drawing on her experience working in non-governmental organisations and on development projects, she assists the Director for Africa in monitoring political events, as well as managing the administration of the office.
She holds a Master of Science in development project management and is a doctoral candidate in History at the University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, where she also works on several research programmes.Email Genevieve
Ramatoulaye is the Finance Manager for Access Partnership in Dakar. She holds a certificate of Higher Technician (BTS) from the Dakar School of Business and Management (ESUP-Dakar), as well as a Master of Science in Accounting, Control and Auditing from the Training Centre in Accountancy (CEFEC-ESP).
Before joining Access Partnership, Ramatoulaye interned for the National Electricity Society of Senegal (SENELEC), and Grant Thornton International (GTI Senegal). She also works as an accountant at the training school for nurses and state midwives (EFISE).Email Rama
Logan supports the implementation of advocacy strategies of several leading ICT clients including device manufacturers, electronic and network service providers, and satellite operators. He regularly provides analysis on key markets in the Asia-Pacific region, supports campaigns to shape spectrum management policies, and advises on the US legislative process. Areas of expertise include international trade regulations, data protection laws, Internet governance, and multilateral processes.
Logan holds a master’s degree in International Relations and Economics, specialising in European and Eurasian Studies, from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Studies from Loyola University, Chicago.Email Logan
Caroline manages the daily operations of Access Partnership’s London office and provides direct support to the office directors.Email Caroline
Marilyn works with the Technical Policy and Market Access Team to analyse telecommunications regulation, and advise governmental and non-governmental organisations on how to obtain licences for satellite and terrestrial communications.
Prior to joining Access Partnership, Marilyn completed a number of UN and international development related internships and placements, and she holds an MA in International Studies and Diplomacy from SOAS, University of London. She works mainly in English and Spanish, as well as Japanese and French.Email Marilyn
Simon Jones is Access Partnership’s Head of Growth, and is responsible for reforming and monitoring company processes to ensure they deliver ever more for clients.
Before joining Access Partnership, Simon ran a global telecoms consulting and publications business for 12 years. Before that, he spent his early career in a variety of roles in commercial banking, and strategic and transformation-management consulting. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and an MA (Hons) in Economics from Cambridge.
Simon served as the Non-Executive Chairman of Cornwall Energy for six years and is now a Senior Independent Director, and maintains a portfolio of non-executive directorships, angel investments and board advisory positions.Email Simon
Helen provides invaluable assistance to the Financial Controller. She has worked for numerous blue chip companies and has over ten years of accounting experience. She is responsible for purchase and sales ledgers, and assisting the accounts department with management reports.Email Helen
Dario works across Access Partnership to provide support and drafting advice for all written products, including reports, editorials, and digital content. He also aids in content research and helps manage the company’s online presence.
He holds a BA in English and History from the University of Nottingham, and prior to joining Access Partnership worked as a freelance writer covering a variety of issues around architecture, urbanism and culture.Email Dario
Andrew provides advice on policy and regulation to a number of clients, aiding access to markets across the globe.
Prior to joining Access Partnership, Andrew worked at a global public affairs and strategic communications agency in London, where he advised clients across a wide variety of sectors. He has also worked at the European Commission, in the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, and a Brussels-based public affairs consultancy. Andrew holds an MA in European Studies from Maastricht University and a Master of Modern Languages (MML) in French and German from the University of Manchester.Email Andrew
Based in Washington, D.C., Halak helps clients understand space, satellite, and spectrum rights in the United States and abroad. A lawyer by training, she assists clients in accomplishing their objectives and obtaining spectrum rights.
Prior to Access Partnership, Halak was a member of the Litigation and Investigations group at a global investigations and compliance firm, where she performed internal investigations on behalf of Tier 1 financial institutions in connection with litigation and regulatory events and counseled Tier 1 financial institutions on risk-management strategies. She is an expert at deploying investigative and e-discovery technologies (such as predictive coding) to perform effective and defensible investigations in an efficient and timely manner. She has significant global, on-the-ground experience working on behalf of clients, with specific expertise in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and China, speaks Gujarati fluently and is proficient Spanish and Hindi.
Filip supports the Public Policy team’s portfolio of industry-leading ICT clients and international organizations, making sense of changing landscapes in technology policy, as well as trade matters affecting ICT and cyber-security issues in key markets across the globe. He regularly conducts research and policy analysis based on client needs, assists with content creation, and contributes to Access Partnership’s business development proposals.
Before joining Access Partnership, Filip worked for Koch Companies Public Sector, public policy arm of Koch Industries, where he supported the Deputy General Counsel tracking and analyzing priority legislation and litigation on criminal justice and freedom of speech matters. Filip holds a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from DePaul University.Email Filip
Richard supports the Public Policy team’s efforts to advise, assist and attract some of the world’s major ICT organizations. He conducts research on policy developments relevant to client operations, prepares materials to promote client interests at international fora, and helps facilitate Access Partnership’s business development agenda.
Prior to joining Access Partnership, Richard worked for a leading healthcare software firm, where he helped medical professionals around the United States overcome the challenges associated with adopting an electronic medical record software system. He also worked alongside Foreign Service Officers at the US Embassy in Beijing, where he helped manage US-China people-to-people relations. Richard holds an MA in International Relations and Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a BA in Asian Studies from Furman University. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese.Email Richard