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Natalia Vicente is the Director of Public Affairs & Communications at GSOA, former ESOA (EMEA Satellite Operators Assoaciation), where she works closely with the Secretary General and the CEOs of GSOA Member companies to drive forward high-level advocacy for the satellite communications sector. Specifically, Ms Vicente focusses on the Development Agenda working with international organisations to ensure nation states understand the value of leveraging available satellite communications services to bridge digital, education and health divides in their countries.
Ms Vicente is also a Board Member of the European Internet Forum where she represents GSOA in front of Members of the European Parliament. Natalia has over a decade of experience in the digital sector, focusing on public policy, government relations and building international partnerships.
Before joining ESOA, Ms Vicente worked for the European Telecommunications Network Operator’s (ETNO) working on public and regulatory affairs. Prior to that, she worked for Telefonica, Telecom Italia and TagTagCity, where she was one of the first employees involved in establishing a start-up venture providing mobile solutions to municipalities and local businesses in Belgium.
Ms Vicente is a qualified lawyer with an LLM from the University Autonoma of Madrid and holds a Master of Business Administration specialised in Marketing.
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