FCC OSP Chief Paul De Sa Leaving Next Month
Paul de Sa, the FCC’s chief of the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis (OSP), will leave the commission in February.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said: “Paul’s rare combination of business insight, technical expertise, and policy smarts has made him indispensable to me and the agency as we’ve worked to unleash innovation and bring the benefits of broadband to all Americans. We’ll miss Paul deeply and I am sure he will continue to make meaningful contributions to the technology information and communications space in the next stage of his career.”
De Sa has been OSP chief since joining commission in July 2009. He leads a group that includes economists, lawyers, technologists, and visiting academics who work on a variety of issues before the commission, including merger reviews, broadband adoption and deployment, and spectrum policy.
Prior to joining the FCC, de Sa was a partner at McKinsey & Co., a global consulting firm, where he was a leader in practices including telecom/media, private equity and corporate finance in the United States and Asia.
He received a doctorate in theoretical physics from Oxford University, was a Kennedy Scholar at MIT, and a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard.