Rainer has been working for the newly established Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA), previously ictQATAR in Doha, Qatar in various management positions since 2008. Rainer has 15 years of telco experience and started his career with the Austrian Regulatory Authority. Later he gained expertise in European antitrust and state aid provisions, while working at DG Competition of the European Commission. In 2003 he changed to Swisscom, where he headed the department “Regulatory Accounting” the Fixnet and established a cost model for Swisscom Mobile before introducing various mobile navigation solutions. Rainer holds an IT degree and graduated with a PhD in Economics from Vienna Economic University. He also holds a post graduate degree in European Competition Law from King’s College in London.