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  • Mr Karim Lesina
    Vice President, International External Affairs EU, Caribbean, Central and Latin America, Trans-Atlantic Relations
    AT&T

ABOUT

Karim Antonio Lesina is the Vice President of AT&T, covering International External Affairs for the European Union, Caribbean, Central and Latin America Regions and in charge of the Trans-Atlantic Relations. In this role he leads AT&T's advocacy in those regions. AT&T is a premier global communications company, providing wholesale services and mobile roaming services to over 220 countries and territories, and providing business enterprise services to countries representing over 99 percent of the world’s economy.   

In addition to developing and implementing market access strategies to enable AT&T’s global expansion to satisfy customer needs, other responsibilities for Mr. Lesina include ensuring compliance with international telecom regulations, and advocacy on a wide range policy matters related to the stable growth, innovation and investment by the information and communications technology sector.  

Mr. Lesina is based in AT&T’s Brussels (Belgium) office.  He is an active member in several industry and community organizations, including current service as: Chair of the Presidency Group of the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU. He is a Board Member of the European Internet Foundation and of the Transatlantic Business Council. He also represents AT&T in different associations such as ETNO, GSMA, ECTA, TPN, etc. 

Prior to joining AT&T, Mr. Lesina held senior positions with another leading US-headquartered ICT company (Intel Corporation), and a number of leading public affairs agencies in Brussels. Born in Dakar (Senegal) Mr. Lesina is an Italian-Tunisian national and has a Master Degree in Economics of development at the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium.


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