AT&T is delighted to announce the appointment of Antonio Amendola (44) to the role of executive director of international external affairs. Based in Brussels, Antonio Amendola will represent the interests of AT&T with European government officials, the EU Institutions, key industry associations and civil society groups in the EU on important EU and international matters in the telecommunications, media, technology, and digital media industries.
Antonio Amendola joins AT&T from the Italian Government where he acted as senior advisor to the Secretary of State of Economic Development. In this role, Antonio led a team of communications experts in preparation for the Italian Presidency of the EU Council (from July 2014). In addition, Antonio was the Italian representative on the Governmental Advisory Committee of ICANN and Chair of an inter-ministerial Committee on internet domain name issues. Antonio is a regular columnist in magazines and blogs about innovation and has been a speaker at several TEDx events in Italy.
Prior to this Antonio spent 15 years at AGCOM, the Italian Communication Authority, where he held several roles including senior advisor to the executive leadership on policy, media regulation and regulatory matters. In this capacity he participated in negotiations with the European Parliament and Commission as a Seconded National Expert. He also acted as vice chair of ENISA’s international Group of Experts for Internet Security Regulation.
Antonio, a law graduate from Bari Law School in 1995, has lectured at Rome University’s Faculty of Communication Science. He is a co-founder and past president of AMERIGO, which promotes cultural exchange programs between Italy and the United States. Antonio is the founder and president of Shoot4Changes, a network of voluntary citizen journalism and photography.