In June 2012, Mr Abbamonte was appointed Head of the new Trust and Security Unit, in the division of the European Commission dealing with the European Digital Agenda (DG CONNECT). He joined DG CONNECT in January 2011 as Head of the electronic communications policy development unit. His main files included on-line privacy, universal service obligations, net neutrality and the CEO Roundtable on the sustainability of the Internet ecosystem and the broadband investment framework.
In his twenty years of service at the Commission, Mr Abbamonte has worked in the antitrust, consumer and digital agenda directorate generals.
Before joining the Commission he was an associate in the law firm Allen & Overy in Milan for four years (1989/1992), where he dealt mainly with commercial and competition law. He is the author of several publications, mainly in English law magazines.