Vice-President of the European Research Institute (ERI)
Dr. Walter Weigel graduated from the Technical University in Munich, Germany, with the Master Degree in electrical engineering in 1984 and with the Ph. D. degree in 1990. From 1984 to 1991 he was assistant professor at the Institute of Data Processing at the Technical University in Munich.
Dr. Weigel is since 1st April 2015 VP of the European Research Institute of Huawei, based in Munich Germany.
He used to be from September 2006 to July 2011 the Director General of the European Telecommunication Standards Institute ETSI. Between February 1991 and February 2015 he held several positions within Siemens AG, including VP of External Cooperations and Head of Standardization in Corporate Technology, VP of the Research & Concepts-department of the Mobile Networks business unit as well as Head of the business segment Video Processing for the semiconductor business unit (today Infineon).