ETSI elects Peter Statev (PIN-SME) as new Vice Chairman

ETSI, the European Telecommunication Standards Institute, nominated Peter Statevas new Vice President.

ETSI members have elected Mr. Peter Statev as Vice Chairman of the ETSI General Assembly representing the user members of ETSI. Mr. Statev was supported by PIN-SME, the first European association of the ICT sector focused on representing the interests of SMEs. Mr Statev’s candiadure was intruduced to ETSI by UEAPME, the European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, a new member of ETSI.

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.

Mr. Statev stated: “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.”

ETSI produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, aeronautical, broadcast and internet technologies and is officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organization.

Wide known examples of ETSI standards are GSM cell phone system, TETRA professional mobile radio system, and Short Range Device requirements including LPD radio.

ETSI is an independent, not-for-profit association whose more than 700 member companies and organizations, drawn from 62 countries across 5 continents worldwide, determine its work programme and participate directly in its work.