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Sebastián M Cabello

Associate Director, Latin America, Policy Impact Partners

Sebastián M Cabello

Sebastian Cabello is an accomplished digital and ICT expert with significant experience in driving collective action, public-private partnerships and technology and public policy advocacy in Latin America.  Until December 2018 he was Head of Latin America at the GSMA, the global association of the mobile industry, and led the organisation’s activities in the region.

Mr Cabello is a recognised Latin American industry leader, who has shaped the regional discussions in all matters related to mobile and broadband expansion, the use of spectrum, infrastructure development, taxation, security and innovation. He is a regular spokesperson at conferences across the region and the world. He was a Member of the National Committee on Spectrum of Colombia and the Latin American Internet for All Advisory Committee of the World Economic Forum.
Prior to joining the GSMA, Mr Cabello worked as Market Research Director at TechPolis and as a consultant on international trade issues for the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Argentina and the Organisation of American States (OAS). He was also involved in academic activities teaching ad hoc ICT courses at the Universidad de Palermo (Argentina) and as associate researcher at the Centre of Technology and Society (CeTyS) of Universidad de San Andres (Argentina).

Mr Cabello holds a master’s degree from the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) with a specialisation in International Economics and a Licenciado degree in Economics from Universidad Nacional del Sur (Argentina). In 2003, he received Fulbright Grant.

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