Policy Group

Latin America Policy Group

The Policy Group for Latin America (PG Latam) is the main body for the consultation and strategic direction of mobile operator members for activities of the GSMA in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is composed of senior executives representing the main telecommunications companies offering services for 95% of all mobile connections in the region.

The focus of the PG Latam includes public policy and regulation, as these issues require more attention, dialogue, and positioning among the industry in the region. The group also discusses issues of strategy for innovation and technological development in the mobile industry, which are accounted for by the corresponding specialist sub-working groups.

The PG, created in Barcelona in MWC12, reports to the Global PG and also provides institutional support for the experts’ Working Groups activities. Members of these groups include mobile operators of GSMA Latin America: REGU, SEGF, TECT, WASL and the Task Force for Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Electromagnetic Fields.

The GSMA also frequently invites regional mobile operators to participate in CEO or CTO roundtables which serve as an opportunity to validate the actions of the PG Latam and define future work.

Horacio Romanelli

[Chair] Director of Regulatory Affairs for LatAm, Millicom

Ana Valero

[Deputy Chair] Director of Regulatory Policy, Telefónica Hispam

Alejandro Cantú Jiménez

General Counsel and Chief Regulatory Officer, América Móvil

Daniel Rios Villa

Assistant Vicepresident of External Affairs & Sustainability, AT&T México

Hernan Verdaguer

Director of Regulatory Affairs, Telecom Argentina

Manuel Araya Arroyo

Regulation & Corporate Affairs Manager for Chile and Peru, Entel

Sebastian Kaplan

Vice President, Government Affairs, Liberty Latin America

Luis Diego Abarca Fernández

Telecommunications Manager, ICE

Mario Girasole

Chief Regulatory Officer, Telecom Italia Group

Laura Castellanos

VP of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Viva Dominican

Marcelo Hassenteufel

Director of Corporate Affairs, Nuevatel/VIVA

Natalia Pignataro

Technical Development Manager, Antel Uruguay

Desiree Logroño

Senior Director of International Affairs, Altice República Dominicana