Wayra Venezuela Country Manager, TelefonicaLatin America
Gustavo has been part of the TELEFÓNICA Venezolana team since 1992 and has performed several roles during his 26 years with the company. He has played a central role in the digital transformation process, using technology and innovation to add value to the business Gustavo has more than thirty five years of professional experience with emphasis in the Telecom and IT industries. He has held multiple job functions such as VP & CIO of TELCEL BELLSOUTH, VP of Wireless Data of BELLSOUTH International, VP& CIO of TELEFÓNICA Venezolana, VP of Data & Innovation of TELEFÓNICA Venezolana.
In 2011 TELEFÓNICA launches the Venture Seed Capital initiative Wayra, a startup accelerator, with the objective of identifying, selecting and developing technological entrepreneurship in the region and Gustavo becomes his founder and Country Manager in Venezuela.
Gustavo was born in Maracaibo Venezuela; he holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Boston University and a Master of Engineering from Cornell University in the USA.
He speaks, reads and writes fluently Spanish, Portuguese and English.
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