Digital Ministerial


Wilhelm Eschweiler


Vice President, Bundesnetzagentur


Dr. Wilhelm Eschweiler Vice President, Bundesnetzagentur Dr. Wilhelm Eschweiler is one of the two vice presidents of the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur). His responsibility includes telecommunications and rail. In 2016, he served as Chair of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC). Prior to that, he was responsible for the European ICT policy in the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, where he was head of unit from 2007 until April 2014. From 2002 until 2006, he headed the unit for international telecoms and postal services policy. There, he was concerned with fundamental issues regarding regulation from 1998 until 2002. After passing the Second State Exam in law, he worked at the Federal Ministry of Post and Telecommunications from 1992 until 1994. In 1994, he worked at the Directorate-General Information Society of the European Commission in Brussels. From 1995 until 1997, he worked as an advisor of the German Federal Minister Dr. Wolfgang Bötsch. Dr. Eschweiler studied law at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn and at the University of Lausanne.