After graduating from the University of Amsterdam (telecommunications law), Gijs Phoelich [19XX] started his career as a legal counsel for one of the main energy providers in the Netherlands. In 1999, he co-founded a start-up company in the Dutch telecommunications sector. For this company he acted as the legal and regulatory manager. In 2002, Gijs joined telecommunications company Tiscali to become legal, regulatory and public affairs manager for the Tiscali group.
In 2006, he left Tiscali to get his MBA degree at RSM Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
Gijs joined Eurofiber in 2008. Since then, he has contributed to the development and growth of the company. In recent years, he played a key role in the international expansion of the company to both France and Germany.
Gijs Phoelich is well known in the international telecommunications sector. From the start of his career, he has been involved in the regulatory development of the (national and international) telco industry. He has been an active member of several trade associations, such as ECTA (European Competitive Telecommunications Association) where he was member of the Board before he became chairman between 2016 and 2019.