Since 2012 Matthias Kurth is Executive Chairman of Cable Europe, the Brussels based lead Organisation of European Broadband and Cable Operators.
Matthias Kurth was President of the Bundesnetzagentur from March 2001 until February 2012. Bundesnetzagentur is the sector-specific competition authority for telecommunications, postal, energy and railway markets in Germany including frequency management and digital signature. Since 2011 Bundesnetzagentur is planning authority for new extra-high voltage lines.
In 2001 and 2009 Mr Kurth was chairman of the Independent Regulators Group (IRG) and the European Regulators Group (ERG), the networks of independent European telecom regulators and was vice-chair of the newly founded Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) in 2010. In 2011 he became chairman of the Independent Regulators Group - Rail (IRG-Rail).
Mr Kurth joined Bundesnetzagentur as Vice President in 2000. Prior he was member of the management of Colt Telecom GmbH as Director Business Development, Law and Regulation. From 1994 to 1999 Mr Kurth worked as State Secretary in the Hesse Ministry of Economics, Transport, Technology and European Affairs. Mr Kurth was member of the Hesse Land Parliament from 1978 to 1994 and worked as lawyer.
Mr Kurth was as member of the Hesse government Representative of the State of Hesse in the Regulatory Council for Posts and Telecommunications, cooperating in framing the Telecommunications Act and Representative of the State of Hesse in the Committee of the Regions of the European Union, focusing trans-European networks, information and communications technology, air transport.