Monica Desai

Global Head, Connectivity and Access Policy, Meta

Monica Desai

Speaker Bio


Monica is Vice President, Global Head of the Connectivity & Access Policy group at Meta, where she leads on policy issues involving infrastructure, spectrum, accessibility, online messaging, and net neutrality. Prior to joining Meta, she spent over a decade in senior positions at the Federal Communications Commission, including service as Chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, which develops all policies and rules in connection with consumer-facing issues; Chief of the FCC’s Media Bureau, which has oversight over broadcasters and cable companies;  Deputy Chief of the Wireless Bureau, where she focused on spectrum issues and infrastructure deployment; and legal advisor to an FCC Commissioner where her portfolio focused on spectrum and international issues.  She was previously a partner at the law firm of Squire Patton Boggs, where her practice included counseling clients on a range of telecoms policy advocacy and compliance issues. Monica received her JD, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, and her BBA in Finance, magna cum laude, from the George Washington University. She studied Economics at the American College of Switzerland.