Biography of Diego Molano Vega

Diego Molano Vega is the current Minister of Information Technologies and Communications (Colombia) (ICT). He was appointed as head of the Ministry on August 6 of 2010 by President Juan Manuel Santos.

He completed his high school studies at the School of Boyacá in Tunja, he graduated as an electronic engineer at the Pontifical Xavierian University, where he also obtained a Masters degree in Economics, in addition he studied a Masters in Business (MBA) at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), of Lausanne, Switzerland. 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) and Telefónica (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.