Regulation Affairs & Competition Department Manager
ICT Qatar

After finishing his IT degree Rainer studied Business Administration and Economics in Vienna, where he graduated with a PhD in Economics. He also holds a post graduate degree in European Competition Law from King’s College in London. Rainer started his career in telecommunications with the Austrian Regulatory Authority. Later he gained expertise in European antitrust and state aid provisions while working with the European Commission in DG Competition. In 2003 he changed to Swisscom, where he first headed the department “Regulatory Accounting” the Fix net and then established a cost model for Swisscom Mobile before introducing various mobile navigations solutions. Since 2008 he has been working for the newly established Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA), previously ictQATAR in Doha, Qatar in various management positions. Rainer is currently heading the Regulation Affairs and Competition Department.