Bruno Liebhaberg
Director General of the Centre on Regulation in Europe, Belgium

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Bruno Liebhaberg is the Director General of the Centre on Regulation in Europe,  an independent, not-for-profit think tank whose mission is to promote through policy-focused recommendations based on research and scientific excellence applied to real-world issues, robust and innovative regulation systems and practices in Europe’s digital and network industries. CERRE’s diversified membership currently includes more than 50 regulatory authorities, operators/infrastructure managers/platforms/systems integrators, and universities. At CERRE, Bruno is leading a group of some 25 top-level academics - economists, lawyers, engineers & political scientists - from across Europe.

Recent activities of CERRE include the publication of research reports and the organisation of dissemination events on “Liability of online hosting platforms: should exceptionalism end?”, “A fresh look at zero-rating”, “Internet platforms non-discrimination” and “Towards smarter consumer protection rules for the digital society”.

Professor Liebhaberg has been teaching for many years at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)’s Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM). His recent courses focused primarily on the regulation of the digital and energy industries. Earlier in his career, he has been a member of the private office of former European Commission President Jacques Delors, whom he advised on policy aspects relating to industrial affairs, technology and R&D.

Bruno Liebhaberg has an MA in Management Sciences from the SBS-EM, ULB and a Ph.D in Industrial Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.