Maimir Mesa Ramos
Communications Minister of the Republic of Cuba
He was born on February 22, 1950, in Bayamo city, Cuba.
In 1976, he graduated as an electrical engineer specializing in telecommunications at the Eastern University in Cuba.
In the same year, he was appointed head of the Operation and Maintenance Technical Unit of Bayamo Region within the Radio and Television Department in Granma Province.
In 1977, he took over as head of Project Section of the Development Department at Granma Communications Company.
In 1981, he worked as head of the Inside Plant Team and later as head of the Construction and Assembly Section of the Development Department.
Subsequently, he worked as a Telephonic Transmission Development and Planning Specialist on the Development Department and in the Telecommunications Subdivision of the same department; he was a specialist acting as a substitute head of the Development Department.
In 1990, he joined a group of specialists who would work as advisers in the Havana City telephony restoration. The following year, he was appointed as a Communications Director at Plaza de la Revolución municipality.
Due to his experience in the field, he was called to be the Director at the Havana City Telephonic Company and at the same time, he started working as a Vice-minister’s advisor of the Communications Ministry in 1991.
In 1992, he was appointed Technical Development Deputy Director at the Havana City Telephonic Company and two years later, he was nominated Director for the Havana City Telephonic Company.
Afterwards, he was in charge of the Technical Vice-presidency at the Telecommunications Company of Cuba S.A. (ETECSA) until 2006, when he was appointed Executive President of ETECSA.
In 2011, he began to act as First Vice-minister at the Informatics and Communications Minister and since 2012 he has been acting as the Communications Minister.
He is married and has one son.