Mr. Ben Appel holds the position of Proximus’ Group Corporate Affairs Lead since mid-August 2023 and has the following responsibilities: Legal, Regulatory, Public Affairs, Group Communications, Internal Audit and Risk Management, Security Governance & Investigations, Sustainability and Data Protection.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of BICS, Telesign and MWingz.

After starting his career as a lawyer Ben joined the Vlaamse Media Maatschappij (later renamed Medialaan and DPG Media) in 2004. Between 2011 and 2023, he was the Director of Public & Legal Affairs at DPG Media. In addition, he is a much sought-after speaker as well as a guest lecturer on topics such as telco & media regulation, competition law, regulators, legal management, etc. Mr. Appel holds a Master of Law by the University of Antwerp (1998) and a management course on innovation at the University of Antwerp.

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