Stephen Collins assumed the post of Group Chief Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Officer for VimpelCom in September 2015.
From 2012 to August 2015 he worked as Vice President Corporate Affairs for Microsoft EMEA.
From 2005 to 2011 he ran the government and regulatory affairs worldwide for Skype Communications Sarl.
From 2000-2005, he was Director of International Public Policy at Yahoo! Inc.
In previous professional lives he worked in government (UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office), academia (University of Birmingham), the not-for-profit sector (German-British Forum) and as a freelance political consultant and writer.
At various times he has sat on the boards of the International Communications Roundtable (Brussels), the Internet Service Providers’ Association (UK), the European Digital Media Association (Brussels), the Asia Internet Coalition (Hong Kong), the German-British Forum (UK).
He holds three degrees in International Relations and Political Science including a PhD from the University of Birmingham.