Gabriel Székely is Managing Director of the National Telecommunications Association in Mexico (Anatel, A.C), representing the leading mobile telephone and Internet service providers, as well as all major manufacturers of telecom networks and cell phones. Dr Székely’s mandate includes developing the leadership and creativity to put together new initiatives, and to generate consensus amongst competitors in Mexico’s single institution where business executives seat and agree to pursue common goals in areas such as regulation and corporate responsibility.
Dr Szekely’s senior advisory roles have included consulting to Cisco Systems, Ericsson, the Government of Sweden and the World Bank at the time of the privatisation of Telmex and the rapid evolution of Mexico’s mobile industry. Dr Székely also advised both the Government and the business sector of California, Japan’s Sumitomo and Mitsubishi Trading Companies and the Government of Japan on the expected impacts of NAFTA.
Dr Szekely’s experience in public service in Mexico includes one year as advisor at the Office of the President, serving as Chief of Staff of the Secretary of Tourism (2003 to 2010), and Mexico’s Representative at the OECD Committee on Tourism in Paris.
Dr Szekely was Associate Director of the Research Center on US and Mexican economies at University of California, San Diego (1985-1993). He was Tenured Professor at El Colegio de Mexico for 14 years and has worked as Senior Fellow at the Overseas Development Council in the US capital, Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies in England, and at The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
Dr Székely earned a PhD at The George Washington University, and received his MA from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, SAIS, in Washington, DC.
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