Professor for internet- and telecommunication law. Former Minister of ICT of Luxembourg.
"Information and Communication Technologies are a crucial accelerator for development. This has been ignored by too many for too long. The first priority should be bandwidth, the second one bandwidth and the third one bandwidth. The Broadband Commission has raised awareness, now it is time to deliver."
Jean-Louis Schiltz joined the Broadband Commission in early 2012.
Jean-Louis Schiltz is currently a Professor at Luxembourg University, where he teaches internet- and telecommunication law. He practices law with Schiltz & Schiltz, Avocats à la Cour.
From 2004 to 2009, Jean-Louis Schiltz was a Cabinet minister in Luxembourg. He was in charge of ICT. He was also the minister for international development cooperation. Thus, the ministerial portfolios he held were at the heart of what the Broadband Commission stands for today.
Jean-Louis Schiltz is a member of the Advisory board of the Smart Sustainable Development (SSD) Initiative of the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). He is on the board of CLT UFA, one of the major corporate entities of RTL, Europe’s largest broadcaster. In the years 2010 and 2011, he was a member of the board of Skype.
He is the Chairman of Clinique Bohler, the largest obstetric hospital in Luxembourg.