Michael Kende

Prof. Michael Kende is a visiting professor at the Graduate Institute of Geneva and Senior Advisor at Analysys Mason. He is the former Chief Economist of the Internet Society, and prior to joining the Internet Society, Michael was a partner at Analysys Mason, a global consulting firm focused on telecommunications and media. Michael was Head of the Policy and Regulatory sector, Head of the Analysys Mason US office, and most recently, he was in charge of developing its Internet practice. Michael has a Ph.D. in economics from MIT and a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Bowdoin College. Prior to MIT, Michael worked as a systems analyst in the IT department for Proctor and Gamble in Geneva. After MIT, he spent five years as a professor of Economics at INSEAD, a business school near Paris, before joining the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). At the FCC, Michael was the Director of Internet Policy Analysis, where he was responsible for managing a wide range of policy analyses and regulatory decisions.