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.