Dr Mani Manimohan

Head of Digital Infrastructure Policy & Regulation, GSMA

Mani has a diverse track record that blends more than 10,000 hours in each of technology innovation, product strategy and policy making with leadership of bold initiatives at large technology firms, tech start-ups, regulatory authority and industry bodies. At GSMA, he leads the global policy research and in-market delivery activities across a portfolio of digital infrastructure policy and regulatory topics. In his early career, he developed statistical algorithms and designed real-time software systems for innovative tech products, including the first 2G/3G handsets and software defined base-stations. Before joining GSMA, he worked with OFCOM (UK) on a number of regulatory reviews. In recent years, he has authored and collaborated on thought leadership pieces on internet value chain, open internet, online platforms, data economy, 5G infrastructure, competition policy, licence models and sector-specific taxation. Mani is a Master’s Scholar of the University of Cambridge with a First Class Honours degree and a Doctorate in Information Sciences.