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Fernando Borjón Figueroa

Director General, Telecommunications Investment Promotion Agency (Promtel), Mexico

Fernando Borjón Figueroa

Fernando Borjón is currently in charge of the Telecommunications Investment Promotion Agency (PROMTEL), by appointment of the President of Mexico.  On this responsibility, he leads Promtel as part of the Public Private Partnership the is in charge of deploying Red Compartida, the Wholesale wireless network of Mexico.  He also leads the promotion activities to increase investment for the deployment of telecommunications and broadcasting infrastructure.

Mr Borjón has more than 30 years of professional experience, working in the academic sector as well as in the Federal Public Administration. In September 2013, he held the position of Commissioner at the Federal Institute of Telecommunications, a chair for which he was appointed by the President and ratified by the Senate of Mexico. During his term at the Institute, he actively participated in the implementation of various constitutional and legislative goals establishd from the Telecommunications Reform of 2013, that were focus on increasing competition in the telecommunications and broadcasting sector.

In compliance with the international commitments acquired by Mexico, he has chaired the Expert Group on the International Telecommunication Regulations, from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), which is responsible for ITRS revision, since 2016.  He has also been the Chairman of the ITUs Plenipotentiary Conference on 2010 and Chairman of the ITU Council from 2010 to 2012.

Mr Borjón holds a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana, with a Master in Sciences in Industrial Systems of Measurement from Brunel University, where he obtained the Best Master's thesis in Great Britain, awarded by the Institute of Measurement and Control from United Kingdom. He has also received degrees in Management and Leadership, as well as in Strategy and Innovation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA, USA, respectively.

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