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Dr. Annegret Groebel


Federal Network Agency, Germany

Dr. Annegret Groebel holds a Diploma in Economics from the University of Heidelberg (1986) and completed her Dr. rer. pol. degree at the University of Mannheim in 1996 and a Master of European Administrative Management in 2004 at the Federal University of Applied Administrative Sciences in Brühl.

Since 1997, Dr. Groebel has been working for the German Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications and Post, which was renamed Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway in July 2005, where she currently is Head of Department “International Relations/Postal Regulation”. She is responsible for all contacts to other European and non-European regulatory bodies as well as for the contacts with the European Commission. She represents the Federal Network Agency at the Independent Regulators Group (IRG) and the Body of European Regulators of Electronic Communication (BEREC), the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) as Vice-President and at the Board of Regulators of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) where she is the Vice-Chair. She also chairs the “Market Integrity and Transparency” Work Group of ACER) and CEER. Further to this she represents BNetzA in the Plenary meetings of the European Regulators Group for Postal Services (ERG-P).

Dr. Groebel is also member of the Chair’s Bureau of the Network of Economic Regulators (NER), an OECD subsidiary body of the Regulatory Policy Committee.

Dr. Annegret Groebel has also been lecturing on different subjects in economics, finance, social policy, trade policy and European Integration, as well as on the regulatory framework in the German and the European telecommunications and energy markets at different universities in Germany, in Italy and Switzerland. She is the author of various publications in the field of telecommunications and energy as well as postal market regulation.

Module 7 (1): Regulatory Law – Telecommunication Law

National and EU Regulatory Telecommunications Authorities