European Competitive Telecommunications Association

W A. Jones

William A. Jones, Chairman Global Village Ltd, former Executive Director of ECTA

Mr. Jones is a partner of a technology corporate finance and venture capital firm which arranges international unquoted investments for institutions, corporates and Sophisticated and High Net Worth individuals. He is an angel investor.

He has led and developed European and global converging communications, internet, media, mobile, technology and IT businesses for over 30 years with Fortune and Times 100 companies, often their largest international businesses.

He has also led SME market leaders and been instrumental in forming many new entities to success and / or IPO / trade sale. He has led businesses in over 20 countries, has traded with over 65, and is a former board director of businesses in 20 + countries.

William has been a thought-leader on convergence and next generation policy in UK, EU, WIPO and Davos, led major strategy projects for blue chip companies, and been a member of the leadership teams of Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 businesses.

He is a recognised insider on intellectual property and rights management globally, having stimulated UK government reviews and engaged with WIPO.

Mr. Jones is author of globally acknowledged book MindWealth: building Personal Wealth from Intellectual Property Rights which has influenced UK industrial strategy and WIPO policy.

Global Village is an SME, which recently won the prestigious EU Award for Online Excellence under the EU eContent program. It is a consulting practice.

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