A former student at the Ecole Polytechnique, a graduate of the Ecole nationale supérieure des télécommunications (ENST), and a chief telecommunications engineer, Emmanuel Gabla has been Head of the Economic Section of France's embassy in Norway since 2016. Emmanuel Gabla began his career in 1993 at the Ministry of PTT, who prepared the 1996 Act that opened the telecoms sector up to the competition. Starting in 1997, Emmanuel Gabla served as an advisor on telecoms, the information society, postal affairs and industrial aspects of the internal market to the Permanent Representation of France to the European Union, as technical advisor to the Prime Minister, Jean Pierre Raffarin, in charge of telecoms and postal affairs, industrial property and space, and the head of the Technologies and Information Society department at the Directorate-General for Enterprise.
From 2009 to 2015, Emmanuel Gabla was a member of Board of French broadcasting authority, CSA, and a member of the General Council for the Economy, Industry, Energy and Technologies from 2015 to 2016.
He has been a Board Member of ARCEP since February 2019.