Axel advises global companies on technology and Internet policies, innovation strategy and intellectual property.

After having spent 15 years in the industry working for leading companies in telecommunications and Internet, in 2017 Axel founded GovStrat, an advisory firm specialised in technology policy, standardization and intellectual property. He has held Board level and advisory positions in standards development organisations, trade and industry associations. Axel is a member of the Board of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) since 2014.

Axel has lived and worked in the Caribbean, Canada and France before settling down in Brussels. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and two Executive MBA in strategy, entrepreneurship, innovation and management from the ESSEC & Mannheim business schools. He also holds more than 20 patents.

Axel speaks English and French.

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