Biography of Clovis Baptista

Mr. Clovis Baptista, Executive Secretary of CITEL holds an Engineering Degree in Telecommunications (1972) from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, with advanced studies in Software Engineering and Computer Networks.

Prior to becoming the Executive Secretary of CITEL in March 2000, Mr. Baptista served as Special Advisor, International Affairs,  to the Minister of Communications and, later on, as Head, Office of International Affairs, in the telecommunications regulatory agency of Brazil, ANATEL. He also assumed major responsibilities at EMBRATEL, a leading telecommunications operator in Brazil, where he worked from 1974 to 1995.
He was an active participant in conferences and meetings of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and CITEL and in WTO negotiations on basic telecommunications services leading to the Fourth Protocol to the GATS Agreement in 1997.

Mr. Baptista also represented the OAS at on the Hemispheric Advisory Board of the Institute for Connectivity in the Americas (ICA), a Government-supported Canadian organization created in the framework of the 2001 Summit of the Americas in Quebec City. The Institute promoted the use of ICTs to help overcome barriers to socioeconomic development in Latin America and the Caribbean.