Philippe J. Lefebvre

Philippe J. Lefebvre

Head of Sector, 5G Deployment Strategy, European Commission


Philippe Lefebvre is responsible for the Commission’s 5G deployment strategy including policy development and economic aspects, in particular regarding the implementation of the “5G Action Plan for Europe” and Digital Decade’s connectivity targets.

Before his current position, he was responsible for the broadcasting sector as well as for the general secretariat of the Radio Spectrum Policy Group in the EU spectrum policy unit. He also worked in several other Commission’s departments between 1996 and 2003 including electronic commerce and financial technologies.

Prior to joining the European Commission, Philippe Lefebvre started his career in the Belgian’s Generale Bank, now Fortis (1983-1986) and then held middle management positions, as Vice President for MasterCard Europe (1987-1991), and as Director Debit Products with Visa International in the US (1992-1995). 

Philippe Lefebvre was born in Luxembourg. He graduated in electrical & mechanical engineering (MS) from the Brussels University and in economics (MBA) from the same university.