In exciting news, Michael Kolz recently joined AT&T as Executive Director and Head of External & Regulatory Affairs Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH).
Michael will be responsible for directing and coordinating government affairs matters for AT&T in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He will work closely with the different business units to advance the global and regional policy objectives of AT&T and its operating companies in those countries. His focuses will include the production and distribution of motion picture and television content, online piracy, the protection of intellectual property, telecom and internet regulatory policy.
“Michael’s leadership skills, along with his strong understanding of the political and socio-economic landscape in Europe, are the perfect background to drive our external and regulatory affairs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland,” said Karim Lesina, Senior Vice President, International and External Regulatory Affairs. “I look forward to working with Michael on key issues in those countries.”
Before joining AT&T, Michael was the Executive Vice President and senior anchor for PHOENIX TV (ARD/ZDF) in Germany, the main source for political news in the country. He hosted a nightly news hour covering current global and domestic affairs with a focus on politics, finance and economics.
Michael holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master’s Degree in Political Science, Law and Psychology from the University of Kiel, Germany. He is a RIAS und Arthur F. Burns Fellow as well as a Young Leader for the American Council on Germany/Draeger Foundation and a Young Leader and Member of the Atlantik-Brücke.
We welcome Michael to the AT&T family.