ETSI elects PIN-SME representatives to Board and Vice Presidency

ETSI, the European Telecommunication Standards Institute, nominated Peter Statev as new Vice President and Sebastiano Toffaletti as Board member.

ETSI members have elected Mr. Peter Statev as Vice Chairman of the ETSI General Assembly representing the user members of ETSI. The same day, Mr Sebastiano Toffaletti was elected as member of ETSI Board. Mr. Statev and Mr. Toffaletti were canditated by Small Business Standards (SBS), the European association of SMEs for standardization recognized by the EU regulation on standardization (1025/2012). Both delegates belong to the ICT sectoral SBS member, PIN-SME, the first European association of the ICT sector focused on representing the interests of SMEs.

Mr. Peter Statev is co-founder and chairman of the managing board of the Bulgarian Cluster for Information and Communication Technologies as well as co-founder of Bulgarian Cluster for Microelectronics and Embedded Systems and co-founder and chairman of the Bulgarian Association of Business Clusters. Prior to that, he was chairman of Smartcom Bulgaria AD – a leading telecom system integrator and developer and the most innovative Bulgarian enterprise according to the Sixth Bulgarian National Innovation Forum 2010. Mr. Statev graduated with a master’s degree in telecommunications from the Technical University in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Upon his election, Mr. Statev sayed: “My duty will be to use my knowledge, experience and professional network in order to represent the interest of all European SMEs and ICT entrepreneurs in ETSI, as well as continue the positive dialogue with the large industry players. Interoperability and standards are necessary to create the conditions for European SMEs to grow.

Mr Sebastiano Toffaletti is Secretary General at PIN-SME. In 2007 he contributed to constitute PIN-SME, the first European industry association exclusively focused on representing the interests of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the ICT sector. The members of PIN-SME currently represent several tens of thousand enterprises, which employ more than 100.000 people across Europe. Mr Toffaletti has more than 10 years experience in the field of standards and regulatory affaires for SMEs. As an Italian graduated Industrial Engineer, Sebastiano Toffaletti holds a Masters Degree in Management from the University of Bologna (Italy).