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Óscar León

Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL)

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He has more than 18 years of experience in the ICT sector, has extensive experience in project management and implementation of new business and appropriation of new technologies.  He is an electronic engineer with a post graduate degree in Telecommunications project management and a master’s degree in business administration.

He was Director of Projects at Solutions Providers of Microsoft, he worked in the Colombian telecommunications regulator, was the regulation Manager for Claro (América Móvil Colombia), he has been Advisor to three Ministers of communications. He was Director-General of the National Agency of Spectrum of Colombia for almost 5 years and was elected Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Telecommunications Commission, CITEL, since September 2015.

The engineer Oscar León has served as international speaker for the development of wireless broadband services, electromagnetic fields and its relationship with human health and auctions of spectrum as a strategic element for the development of countries.

He has been awarded with: 1. Medal for Merit in Communications, first class in gold, for his contribution to the development of ICTs in Colombia. 2. The Medal for Merit in Communications, third class in bronze, for the excellent results obtained during the auction sales of spectrum for the 4-G mobile generation, and 3. The Military Medal San Gabriel for the Military Communications Support Service.

He was appointed by the International Telecommunications Union for the Americas Region as Vice President of the Group 5 – environment and climate change that studies the relationship between radio fields and health.

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