World Communication Awards choses Iñigo García del Cerro Prieto as “CEO of the Year”
21st Annual World Communication Awards – For 21 years, the World Communication Awards have recognized innovation and excellence for global telecoms, and today continue to be the most revered mark of achievement in the telecom industry.
The market has changed considerably since the first awards in 1999 and the relationship between operators and vendors has been and continues to be redrawn. To reflect this, the categories presented are changed every year and now reflect the latest trends of 5G, AI, transformation, NFV and IoT as well as the traditional awards such as global and wholesale operator.
UFINET was also commended as Regional Wholesale Operator in the Latin America’n Market.
About Iñigo García del Cerro
Iñigo Garcia del Cerro Prieto is a Telecommunications Engineer graduated from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, an economist at the Autonomous University of Madrid and holds a master’s in Business Administration from IESE Business School, Spain.
Mr. García del Cerro has been actively involved in UFINET’s development as a fast-growing company, both organically and through M&A. In 2017, he led a process to segregate our structure from the Spanish operations, to impulse and focus on Latam’s growth, valuing the Spanish operations at a record multiple. The process lasted almost a year, and the results meant the birth of UFINET as the gateway to Latam’s connectivity. In 2018, Iñigo also led the negotiations with ENEL (a major player in the electric and gas distribution market worldwide) for this company to acquire 21% of stake in UFINET.
Iñigo has always been a result-driven leader at the same time as considering our human resources as the company’s most valuable assets. He has always empowered his people, allowing them to make the company grow by using creativity and innovation.
In the last 24 months, UFINET has been involved in a strong inorganic evolution, acquiring a series of companies and infrastructures (in Paraguay, Costa Rica, Panamá, Colombia, Chile & Argentina) as well as opening new operations in different countries like Mexico, Ecuador, Perú, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile and Brazil.
For more information about the awards, please visit World Communication Awards 2019