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Carlos López Blanco, Telefónica S.A.

Biography, Mr. Carlos López Blanco

Director of the International Office of Telefónica, S.A.

Born in Valladolid in 1959, Carlos López Blanco is a Lawyer by the Valladolid University, A.D. by IESE Business School, and State Lawyer.

During the years 1984 to 1989 he worked as State Lawyer for the Spanish Administration in the Ministries of Education, Justice, and Economy. In 1989, after taking extended leave of absence from the Administration, Mr. López Blanco moved to the private sector where he was appointed Secretary to the Board of Directors and General Counsel of Construcciones Aeronáuticas, S.A. (CASA).

In 1992, he was appointed for the same position in IBM España and from 1995 to 2001, he worked as General Counsel and General Secretary of Airtel, which later became Vodafone España.

From 2002 to 2004 he held the post of Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Information Society in the Spanish Government.

From 2004 to 2007 he was the Chairman of Enter, Centre for the Analysis of the Information Society and Telecommunications of Instituto de Empresa, and a member of the Board of Directors of Ericsson España and Ydilo Advanced Voice Solutions, as well as member of the Advisory Board of INDRA.

On July 2007 Mr. López Blanco was appointed Director of the International Office of Telefónica, S.A.

In addition, he is a member of the Bankinter Foundation for the Innovation, the IDATE Foundation and the Scientific Committee of Real Instituto Elcano de Estudios Internacionales y Estratégicos.