Herbert Ungerer is director of the Post and Telecommunications and Co-ordination of the
Information Society Division in DG IV - on Competition of the European Commission in
One of the achievements of his career in the European Commission has been the drawing
up of procedures regarding telecommunications technologies and services, published in the
Green Pages of the EU. He also played a fundamental role in the introduction of
regulations regarding compatibility and local competition in the European
telecommunications market, which come into force in 1998.
Ungerer worked in the computer industry before joining the EC. He graduated in physics
at the University of Tubingen in Germany and obtained a doctorate in economic sciences at
the "Ecole des Haute Etudes", in Paris. He also obtained a masters in
"Business Administration" from INSEAD, the European Institute of Business
Administration in Fontainebleau.