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FCC to Rehire Paul de Sa as Strategic Planning, Policy Analysis Head

FCCSealPaul de Sa, a senior analyst for U.S. telecommunications at Bernstein Research, is set to return to the Federal Communications Commission as head of the agency’s Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis.

He will succeed Elizabeth Biley Andrion, who has served as acting OSP chief since January and will leave the commission in late August, FCC said Tuesday.

“Paul is the ideal person to lead OSP as we pursue our agenda of promoting innovation and competition and protecting consumers,” said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.

De Sa led OSP between 2009 and 2012 after he served as a partner at McKinsey & Company’s Washington, D.C. and Seoul offices, with a focus on telecom/media, private equity and corporate finance.

He left that role for Bernstein Research, where he published research on fixed and mobile broadband, spectrum, corporate strategy and competition.

OSP provides advisory on policy initiatives, strategic plans and policy objectives to the FCC.

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