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Diego Molano Vega

Government of Colombia
Minister of Information and Communication Technologies

The Minister of Information Technology and Communications, Diego Molano Vega is an electrical engineer, born in Tunja, Boyacá a Department of Colombia, with a master in economics from the Universidad Javeriana and a Masters in Business from the Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland. He has over 20 years of experience in the industry of information technology and communications, ICT, in both public and private sectors.

He has held executive positions in multinational companies such as Ascom (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 18 countries of the world.

In the firm Telefonica, for example, he directed research and publications on the impact of technology on public health, banking, in the justice sector, education, small and medium enterprises and productivity, competitiveness and innovation in Latin America.

Molano Vega was director of the National Telecommunications Commission (CRT) between 1996 and 2000. His management focused on the liberalization of the sector and in its wake there was an increase in competition and private foreign investment in the country.

He has served on the boards of important major international business organizations like the Iberoamerican Association of Telecommunications Operators (Ahciet) the Business Economic Forum of Mercosur (MEBF), European Business Forum, EUBrasil and the Chamber of Commerce of Colombia in Spain. He was founder and president of the Telecommunications Regulators Association of Latin America (Regulatel) and member of the board of 4-72, the postal network in Colombia that operates the National Postal Services SA

On August 6, 2010 was appointed Minister of Information and Communications technologies (ICT) by the president-elect of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos and on August 7 began his ministerial functions.