AT&T’s Loeb to Spearhead Internet Policy Work

Eric H. Loeb
Eric H. Loeb

Eric H. Loeb, vice president of international external affairs with AT&T, has been named the new chair of USCIB’s Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) Committee.

Loeb, whose term began July 1, will oversee the committee’s development and delivery of business views on information technology and Internet policy developments worldwide. He will succeed Ambassador David Gross, a partner with Wiley Rein, who is stepping down as chair of the USCIB committee to become president of the Federal Communications Bar Association.

“We are delighted that Eric Loeb will lead our ICT work at this
important juncture in global discussions about the digital economy,” said USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson. “As an active participant at bilateral and multilateral meetings every year, a frequent speaker at international ICT events and a practitioner with experience working in countries around the world, he brings hands-on experience shaping policy on the global stage.”

Loeb also chairs the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
Task Force on the Internet and Telecommunications. He is a m ember of the board of the U.S. Telecommunications Training Institute, and serves on the U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy.

USCIB’s ICT Committee advocates sound international policy to ensure the continued growth of ICTs, emphasizing free and fair competition, minimal government intervention, free information flows and a user orientation. It works through USCIB’s overseas network of business groups, including ICC and the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD, to secure strong industry representation and input to major multilateral discussions of ICT issues.

“I am eager for this new opportunity, especially to build on the positive contributions that U.S. business makes to the global digital economy,” said Loeb. “USCIB is the consensus voice of American business in international ICT policy forums, and colleagues around the world value the quality and balance of its contributions.”

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