William Echikson is experienced Brussels-based digital policy specialist.
He serves as Associate Senior Fellow and Director of the Digital Forum at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels. Before joining CEPS, Mr. Echikson worked for six and a half years at Google running corporate communications for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He launched the company’s Europe blog and led its efforts around data center government affairs and Internet freedom Issues.
Mr. Echikson began his career as a foreign correspondent in Europe for a series of US publications including the Christian Science Monitor, Wall Street Journal, Fortune and BusinessWeek. From 2001 until 2007, he served as Brussels Bureau Chief for Dow Jones.
Mr. Echikson also has written, directed and produced for television documentaries for BBC and America’s Public Broadcasting Service. He is the author of four books, including works on the collapse of communism in Central Europe and the history of the Bordeaux wine region.
An American and Belgian citizen, Mr. Echikson graduated from Yale College with a Magna Cum Laude degree in history.