Joëlle Adda, Isabelle Kabla-Langlois and Guillaume Lacroix join ARCEP as Division Heads

Paris, 20th October 2005

Recently, Joëlle Adda, Isabelle Kabla-Langlois and Guillaume Lacroix joined Autorité de régulation des communications électroniques et des postes (ARCEP) as Division Heads.





Joëlle ADDA, president of the administrative court, named Head of the Legal Division

She replaces Bernard Messias, who has taken on new responsibilities with the Ministry of the Interior.



Joëlle Adda, ENA graduate (member of the "Liberté-Egalité-Fraternité" graduating class), is president of the administrative court and of the administrative appellate court. She holds a master’s degree in history and began her career as a professor (1978-1983) then as a research officer at the Government Office of Secretary General (1983-1987).



Upon completion of her studies at ENA (Ecole Nationale d’Administration) in 1989, she became advisor, rapporteur, then public prosecutor at the administrative court of Versailles which she left in 1994 to become chief clerk of the commercial court. In 1996, she was named senior advisor at the Administrative Appellate Court of Paris, before joining the Legal Division of the European in 2000. She participated in the publication of the European Governance White Paper. In 2002, she returned to the Appellate Court of Paris as a rapporteur, then, in 2003, she became public prosecutor. Joëlle Adda is the author of Code électoral commenté and Les pouvoirs de police du maire published by Berger-Levrault.





Isabelle Kabla-Langlois, INSEE administrator, named Head of the Economic and Forecasting DivisionIsabelle Kabla-Langlois has been named Head of the Economic and Forecasting Division. She replaces François Lions, who was named Deputy Director General of ARCEP in the spring.



Graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and of the Ecole Nationale des Statistiques et de l’Administration Economique (ENSAE), with a doctorate in economic sciences, Isabelle Kabla-Langlois is an administrator at INSEE, France’s National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies.



She began her career at INSEE in 1992, first as research officer for innovation in the Markets and Corporate Strategy Division then as manager for the tertiary and construction sector at the Business Survey Division. As a liaison officer at the Commission for the National Plan, she participated in the report on prospects for France. In May 2000, she joined EDF Group where she led the competition team in the Department of Regulation and the Institutional Environment. She then worked at the Regulations Delegation, where she was responsible for economic tariff questions and gas issues. Isabelle Kabla-Langlois has published a number of articles on innovation and patents, the topic of her doctoral thesis.





Guillaume Lacroix, administrator, named Head of the Postal Regulation DivisionA graduate of Ecole nationale supérieure des postes et télécommunication (ENSPTT) and Ecole nationale d'administration (ENA), Guillaume Lacroix began his career in 1989 at the DRG (Directorate of General Regulation) of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. While there, he also held the position of Head of International Relations (CEPT, first telecoms directives, relations with GATT).



He joined ARCEP after having headed the legislative and regulatory project for the postal regulation law from 2003 to 2005 at the Directorate-General for Enterprise (DGE, formerly DiGITIP). He was also responsible for international postal questions to the Ministry of Industry, notably France’s relations with the Universal Postal Union and the Conference of European Postal & Telecommunications Administration.



Before taking on his functions regarding La Poste (universal service, tariffs, contract related to a 5-year plan, technical standardisation of the sector, etc.), he spent six years at the Ministry of Finance, with the Directorate-General for Competition (DGCCRF) where he was responsible for the agro-foods sector.