Head of Unit "Investment in High-Capacity Networks"

DG CONNECT of the European Commission

2016 Edition, 16 November / Future Networks Forum

Anna Krzyżanowska is the Head of Unit « Investment in High-Capacity Networks » at DG CONNECT of the European Commission. Her task consists in keeping high-speed and quality connectivity at the forefront of policy, regulatory and financial agendas, redefining the level of policy ambition from Digital Agenda Targets to Gigabit Society, defining connectivity as the necessary condition for the success of the Digital Single Market, making modernisation of networks to high capacity the key element of the review of the Telecom Regulatory Framework and securing EU funds (including through Cohesion Policy and CEF Broadband Fund) for economically-efficient financing of broadband projects.

She joined the Commission in 2005 to assume responsibility for implementing Risk-Sharing Finance Facility, a EUR10 billion loan facility for highly research intensive companies, developed jointly by DG RTD and the European Investment Bank. She then managed the team in charge of evaluation and impact assessment activities of DG Information Society. Prior to this, she was a Development Director at the European Foundation for Management Development in charge of project and development strategy analysis. She had worked seven years at the EBRD in London on financing operations in Central and Eastern Europe and in Central Asia.

Anna holds a Master Degree in languages and literature from the Jagiellonian University and an MBA from INSEAD.