Peter is Head of Unit in DG CONNECT, where he is managing the Commission's policy on 5G communication systems and the related research and innovation programme.
In 2021 he has been designated Deputy Director for Future Networks, a portfolio that includes future connectivity, cloud and software, Internet policy and governance as well as the Internet of Things.
Last December he has been appointed Interim Executive Director of the newly established Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking, responsible to manage its office and implement its work programme until its autonomy.
Before his appointment to Head of Unit he was Head of Sector "Spectrum Policy", was coordinating the Digital Single Market Strategy, the 2012 Roaming Regulation, and the EU R&D programme leading to the 4G mobile communications standards.
Before joining the European Commission in 2004 he has occupied several engineering and management positions in industry, academia and start-ups. He holds engineering and doctoral degrees from RWTH Aachen University, Germany and is author of the text book “The GSM Evolution” (Wiley 2003).