José Manuel Arnaiz

José Manuel ArnaizHaving received a M. Sc. in Telecommunications and Computers, Jose Manuel Arnaiz has dedicated his entire career to entrepreneurship in Telecommunications and IT. He has gained a strong reputation in the Industry and – according to many people who have worked with him – he is an exceptional team builder able to get the best out of every member of the team. They say that he brings inspiration and innovation while at the same time maintaining a practical and result-oriented approach. He has an in depth understanding of the Telecom business from all perspectives: customers, marketing, sales, technical, regulatory and financial, as a result of his 30-year involvement in the industry.

As an entrepreneur, he has promoted and founded several companies, including a large PC dealer in the 80s, four very early Internet initiatives in the mid and late 90s, and a very successful greenfield mobile operator in the second half of 00s.

He has dedicated the rest of his time to manage for others, mostly developing new businesses, serving as an executive for companies like AT&T, for which he acted as Southern Europe Director, Jazztel, as part of its founding team and Internet Director, and Auna/Retevisión, as Marketing VP. Mr. Arnaiz has also been a member of the Advisory Board of Intel Corp. EMEA.

Although he has not a degree in Law, due to the range of situations he has been involved in during his professional career, Mr. Arnaiz has a broad and practical knowledge of Corporate Law, having served as Board Member, Chairman, Secretary of the Board and Sole Administrator for many Companies in Spain, for  more than 30 years. He is a member of Instituto de Consejeros-Administradores, association that represents the most advanced practices for Corporate Governance in Europe

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