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Michael Milligan Secretary General

In his capacity as Secretary General, Mr Milligan is responsible for the co-ordination of the association’s global activities in the fields of research support, standards development, regulatory affairs and communications.

Immediately prior to joining the MMF, Mr Milligan was the Deputy Executive Officer for the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association where he was involved with the association’s regulatory and communications activities relating to electromagnetic fields.

Mr Milligan has also worked at senior levels in government in Australia.

His formal qualifications include a Master and Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Graduate Diploma in Natural Resources Law.


Thomas Barmüller, Director EMEA

Thomas Barmüller is MMF’s Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa and responsible for the co-ordination of the association’s activities in the region.

Immediately prior to joining the MMF, Mr. Barmüller was Managing Director of the Austrian Forum Mobilkommunikation from 2000 to 2006. He also served as a Member of the Austrian parliament from 1990 to 1999, focused on infrastructure issues, telecommunication and environment.

He graduated as Master of Laws at the University of Graz, Austria.


Aderbal Bonturi Pereira

Based in São-Paulo, Brazil, Aderbal Bonturi Pereira is the MMF’s Latin America Director. In this function, he is responsible for the co-ordination of the activities of the association in the region. 

Immediately before joining MMF, Mr. Pereira was the Business Director for Advanstar Comunicações in Brazil, company dedicated to the organization of telecommunication related trade events such as Telexpo and to the publishing of the magazines RNT and Telepress Latin America.

For four years, he was also the Corporate Affairs Director for Ericsson in Brazil.

Graduated in Marketing and Advertising at ESPM (Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing de São Paulo), Mr. Pereira also post graduated in General Administration and Marketing at Penn State University and New York University respectively.


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Sabine Lobnig

Sabine is the MMF's Communications & Regulatory Officer responsible for our social media outreach and external communications.

Prior to starting with MMF in the Vienna Office, Sabine was based in Brussels working in the field of public affairs, communications and marketing for climate friendly technologies. She has formal qualifications in translation in German, French and Japanese from the University of Vienna (AT) and international management from the University of Liverpool (UK). She is also able to sign using the Austrian Sign Language (ÖGS) and read Braille.



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