Vice President, China Telecom (Americas) Corporation
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Luis brings to the table executive-level operations expertise to build, transform, and deliver profitable results to global technology companies, with a focus on North/South America, China, and Europe. He is a recognized leader in the technology field, with a keen sense of innovation and business strategy and accomplished financial and operating results in large, multi-national organizations, as well as start-up environments. Over 25 years of leadership experience working at Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial early-stage technology-based firms. He also served in the government and was appointed by the President of the United States to the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) and by the Governor of Virginia to the Commonwealth’s Broadband Roundtable.
In his most recent position as Vice President of China Telecom Americas, Luis oversees the company’s overall mission of connecting the world and delivering superior telecommunication service. He is directly responsible for all wholesale services and Latin American operations for the Americas. He also leads multiple corporate functions that include Sales, Corporate Development, Corporate Communication, Legal and Government Affairs, Corporate Compliance, and other strategic business operations.
Before joining CTA, Luis was responsible for leading the turnaround of iLearning Inc., a distance learning company that was owned by Sylvian Learning. His result led to new business growth that was the impetus of iLearning being sold to Educational Testing Service. Prior Luis was the Vice President of eBusiness at BCE Teleglobe. At BCE Teleglobe, he managed a global colocation and MPLS service and Satellite communications targeting Multi-National Corporations. He was previously VP of Hosting and Data services at AppliedTheory Corporation. He was on the management team that took the company public. Prior, Luis held senior management positions at IBM Global Services, Sprint and Cable and Wireless.
Luis is a frequent speaker around the world on topics related to next-generation networking, cloud services, IoT, and the evolution of China’s and Asia’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) market. He is also an active member of the business and local community and currently serves on multiple Boards, including board member of CTA and its subsidiaries.