Christian Loyau graduated from the University of Paris in business, corporate and IP law. After 5 years of practicing in law firms in Denmark and France, Christian joined Digital Equipment Corporation, and Cap Gemini in France.
He served for 12 years as Legal Director for International Affairs for the French telecommunication company Matra Communication and was involved in the IPR group of ETSI from 1993 to 1996. He then served as General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of the French IT quoted company Bull for 14 years. Christian is now Director for Legal Affairs and Governance of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).