Jensen, Willy

Oslo, Director General, Norwegian Post and Telecom Authority


Willy Jensen earned and MSc in Applied Mathematics from the University of Bergen in Norway, 1972. He gained full Professorship in Informatics/Computer Networking at the University of Tromsø, Norway in 1982. He has been working with research on electronic communications and computer networks since 1974 through to 1989 and was operationally active in the execution and management of the European projects establishing the university networks across Europe in the 70- and 80- ies.  He moved to industry top management positions in 1989 and further to top management positions in the European Space Agency, working in Italy from 1993 to 1999. He was leading efforts to operationalize satellite earth observation for environmental purposes. He took up his present position as Director General of the Norwegian Post and telecommunications Authority in 2000.