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Lionel Sola

Director of Communication and Political Outreach

Lionel Sola is currently the Director of Communications and Political Outreach for DIGITALEUROPE. Lionel Sola brings over 10-year experience in communicating and promoting digital policies in both the private and public sectors in Brussels and across Europe. 

Before joining DIGITALEUROPE Lionel Sola worked as coordinator for inter-institutional relations at DG CONNECT. He advised on and organized the outreach activities vis-à-vis the European Parliament in the context of the digital single market strategy and its legislative files. 

From 2009 to 2013 Lionel was media and communications officer at DG CONNECT where, among other things, he designed and put in motion the social media strategy for the Digital Agenda. He was then seconded to the office of the previous Director-General, Robert Madelin. 

Before joining the European Commission, Lionel was media and public relations consultant in Brussels, in particular at Blueprint Partners (now FTI consulting), where he looked after reputation issues and media relations for multinational companies and trade associations. 

Lionel Sola holds MA degrees in journalism and media (Liège university, 2003) and in European Studies (ULB/IEE Brussels, 2004) as well as a post-MA degree (DES) in European Politics (ULB/IEE Brussels, 2005). He also obtained a certificate in management of the social web (ICHEC Brussels, 2011). 

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