2018 Forum programme

Mr. Karim Antonio Lesina
Mr. Karim Antonio Lesina

Senior Vice President International External and Regulatory Affairs
AT&T Global Networks Services Belgium SPRL - Branch
Belgium

  • Forum Session
  • 5G: the state of play
  • Room 4 - Helicopter
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Panellist
Biography
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 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 policymatters 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: Vice Chair of the Board of of the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU and 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 BusinessCouncil and also President of the Association EGO. He also represents AT&T in different associations such as ETNO, GSMA, 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.