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Mercedes Aramendia Falco

Mercedes Aramendia Falco

President, Unidad Reguladora de Servicios de Comunicaciones (URSEC), Uruguay

Mercedes Aramendía is the president of the Uruguayan Regulatory Unit of Communication Services (URSEC).

Ms Aramendía has extensive experience in the telecommunications sector. Prior to her current position, she worked as an independent consultant, collaborating with various telecommunications, technology and entrepreneurship organizations. Likewise, among other positions, she served as Head of Institutional Relations and Regulation at Telefónica Móviles de Uruguay, as well as a lawyer for the Uruguayan Chamber of Telecommunications and KPMG-Uruguay.

Since 2017 Ms Aramendía is a Professor at the University of Montevideo, where she also directs the Postgraduate Course on Digital Transformation and Law.

In 2019, she was recognized by Ursec as one of the outstanding Uruguayan women in regulation and / or Communications. Likewise, in 2021 she was recognized by DPL News as one of the 25 women leaders who will define the digital course.

Ms Aramendía has the following qualifications: Phd in Legal Sciences from the University of Granada, Spain, LLM in Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship from Cornell University, United States, MBA from the EAE Business School and Masters in Administration, Management and Business Organisation from the Camilo José Cela University, Spain. She also has a degree in Law, Master’s Degree in Access to the Legal Profession from the Antonio de Nebrija University, Spain, Master in Economic Administrative Law from the University of Montevideo, Uruguay and graduated as a Lawyer from the University of Montevideo, Uruguay.

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