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Mindel De La Torre

Chief Regulatory and International Strategy Officer, Omnispace LLC

Mindel De La Torre

Mindel De La Torre joined Omnispace LLC in April 2017, as Chief Regulatory and International Strategy Officer where she heads up efforts to obtain market entry for the company’s non-geostationary satellite system.   Before joining Omnispace, she was Chief of the International Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for over 7 years where she managed a staff of 120 attorneys, engineers, economists and international relations specialists.  In that role, she led the FCC’s efforts internationally – both on a bilateral and multilateral basis.  She oversaw the International Bureau’s functions with regard to licensing of international and domestic satellites, international telecommunications and broadcast, and submarine cables.  

Ms De La Torre was president of the Telecommunications Management Group, Inc. (TMG), a consulting firm in the Washington DC area from 1998-2009.  Her work at TMG included advising businesses, international organizations, and regulators on issues relevant to liberalisation and commercialisation of the telecommunications sector, as well as spectrum resources.  

She has had leadership positions on US delegations to ITU conferences, such as World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRC), World Telecommunication Development Conferences, and Plenipotentiary Conferences.  She has actively participated in regional telecommunications organizations, such as CITEL and APEC, as well as the OECD.

Ms De La Torre has a BA from Vanderbilt University and a JD from the University of Texas.  She is a member of the Texas bar and the Federal Communications Bar Association.

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