Chairman Broadcast Networks Europe, Brussels

Senior Vice President Public and Regulatory Affairs, Teracom Group, Sweden

Lars Backlund graduated in the mid 70ies from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm with a masters degree in telecommunications and microwave engineering. He has also diplomas from executive programmes at the Swedish Institute of Management and from various courses at INSEAD.

Mr Backlund has had several positions at AEG Telefunken (telecommunications) and the Swedish Space Corporation (satellite and remote sensing systems).

Mr Backlund has also represented the Swedish Government on the communications satellite board of the European Space Agency and has also been a consultant to the World Bank on various communications system study missions to South East Asia and Africa.

Mr Backlund moved Teracom in the mid 90ies. Teracom is the operator of the Swedish terrestrial broadcasting networks in Sweden. He has held positions in charge of international business development, strategic planning and regulatory affairs including responsibilities for liaison with Swedish Government Departments and Swedish National Regulatory Authorities. Mr Backlund is also responsible for Teracom’s relations with the European Institutions and is a board member in various international organisations such as DVB and DigiTAG.

Mr Backlund is currently also Chairman of Broadcast Networks Europe (BNE) which is a trade organisation for operators of terrestrial broadcasting networks in Europe.