Philipp Metzger took office as Director General of the Swiss Federal Office of Communications on 1 January 2014. Before that, Philipp Metzger was Deputy to the Director of the Telecommunications Development Bureau at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) based in Geneva. He had already held previous positions at OFCOM, including Vice-Director and Head of the Telecom Services Division from 2007 and Deputy Director General from 2012.
After passing his bar exam Bern in 1992, Philipp Metzger began his career in major commercial lawfirms in Geneva and London. From 1996 to 2001, he was a Legal and subsequently Senior Legal Officer at the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in Brussels and Geneva, mostly dealing with European Economic Area matters. He then served as a Senior Corporate Counsel of a US multinational IT corporation company in Amsterdam and rejoined EFTA in 2002 as the Director of the Trade Relations Division which assists the EFTA States in their free trade negotiations with partner countries worldwide. Philipp Metzger holds a Master of Arts in European Studies degree from the College of Europe (Bruges/Warsaw).
Philipp Metzger is a member of the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development.