European Competitive Telecommunications Association

John Blakemore  

Director of European Regulatory Affairs, Hutchison Europe 

John Blakemore is Director of European Regulatory Affairs and Head of the Brussels office of CK Hutchison (CKH). In this capacity he is responsible for representing CKH’s interests in Europe. CKH operates 5 core businesses: ports, retail, infrastructure, energy and telecommunications. In Europe it is present in 24 countries with over 130,000 employees. John is involved in projects concerning CKH’s container ports, retail businesses and mobile networks and his work brings him into day-to-day contact with the European institutions.

Over the past 12 years, John has been co-ordinating the regulatory activities of CKH’s telecommunications interests in Europe – the Three Group. He has been active in developing regulatory policy on, amongst other things, international roaming charges, mobile termination rates and spectrum. Currently, he is working on the regulation of 5G.

John has worked in the telecommunications industry for 17 years. Prior to that he was at the UK’s competition authority, the Office of Fair Trading, where he was Chief Financial Analyst. There he was responsible for the financial analysis of competition cases involving abuses of dominance, anti-competitive agreements and mergers.

John has a first degree in economics, an MSc in finance and is a qualified accountant. John is a British citizen.

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