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Karim Lesina

Vice President, International External Affairs, EU, Caribbean, Central and Latin America, Trans-Atlantic Relations, AT&T

Karim Lesina

Karim Lesina is Vice President of AT&T, covering International External Affairs for the European Union, Caribbean, Central and Latin America Regions and in charge of Trans-Atlantic Relations. In this role he leads AT&T's advocacy in those regions.

In addition to developing and implementing market access strategies to enable AT&T’s global expansion to satisfy customer needs, other responsibilities for Mr Lesina include ensuring compliance with international telecom regulations, and advocacy on a wide range of policy matters related to the stable growth, innovation and investment by the information and communications technology sector.

Mr Lesina is based in AT&T’s Brussels (Belgium) office.  He is an active member in several industry and community organizations, including current service as: Vice Chair of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU and  Chair of the Presidency Group of the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU. He is a Board Member of the European Internet Foundation, of the Transatlantic Business Council, of the EU Brazil Association, of AHCIET and member of the GSMA Chief Regulatory Officer Group for Central and Latin America. He also represents AT&T in different associations such as ETNO, TPN, WEF, etc.

Prior to joining AT&T, Mr Lesina held senior positions with another leading US-headquartered ICT company (Intel Corporation), and a number of leading public affairs agencies in Brussels.

Mr Lesina also recently joined the Advisory Council of the “Global Free Speech and the Internet” of the Media Institute.

Mr Lesina has a Master Degree in Economics of Development from the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium.

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