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Diego Molano Vega

Diego Molano Vega

Minister of Information Technologies and Communications of Colombia

Diego Molano Vega is the 2nd and current Minister of Information Technologies and Communications of Colombia serving in the Administration of President Juan Manuel Santos since 2010.

He has over 24 years of experience in the industry of information and communications technology, ICT, both in the public and private sector.

Molano Vega was director of the Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) of Colombia between 1996 and 2000. His management focused on the liberalization of the sector and consequently there was an increase in competition and private foreign investment in the country.

He has held executive positions in multinationals such as Ascom (company) (Switzerland), BellSouth (USA) andTelefónica (Spain), in which he has been responsible for the operation in areas of corporate relations, regulation and wholesale businesses in 20 countries of the world.

He has served on the boards of major international business organizations like the American Association of Telecommunications Operators (Ahciet), the Mercosur Business Forum-Europe (MEBF), EU Brazil and the Colombian Chamber of Commerce in Spain. He was also founder and president of the Telecommunications Regulators Association of Latin America (Regulatel).

As Minister of ICT he launched on October 28, 2010 the Live Digital Technology Plan that seeks to expand and massify the use of Internet in the country.

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