V. Hernandez Victoria Hernandez, International Board Member, Global Telecom Women Network, Paris, France

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Victoria Hernandez is a highly recognized senior executive with more than 25 years experience in building, launching and managing multinational enterprises in the EU and Globally, primarily in the TMT and more recently the Fintech services sector.

She was the Alliance Director, Mergers & Acquisitions Europe for BT plc (British Telecom) in the 90s; she implemented the expansion strategy in continental Europe to set up nation-wide telecom operations taking the Programs from investment /business case (for both fixed and mobile operations) through Joint-Ventures with local partners; to full implementation of the operation, dealing with local regulations and Governments in order to acquire the relevant licenses in order to foster market liberalization. She also set-up the International Major Accounts sales program between the US and Europe for Concert (An affiliated company set up to target clients with international/global services needs).

With Orange Spain (a JV with Financial Group Santander), she was the first women in Europe to be appointed as Executive Chairman of a National Telecommunications Services Operator where she defined and implemented a successful full turn-around (strategy, sales, marketing, customer services,…) of the company which turned losses into profits and integrated the Spanish operation into the Group.

Senior Vice President Europe South and Mediterranean region and CEO France for Telindus, the ICT company of Belgacom and a member of their Group Executive Committee. Within 6 years she integrated country operations within the parent company and redefined strategy, sales, marketing and customer service to shift to services company with MD’s as direct reports.

Victoria has acted as a non-executive Board member of well-known Multinationals e.g. Orange, Wanadoo, StepStone, and others.

She is the international Board member of Global Telecommunications Women’s Network (GTWN.org) the international forum for executive women active in High Techonology to contribute to the evolving global information society in a positive manner together with the IFA (Institute Français d’Administrateurs d’Entreprise) and of Global Board Ready Women (Administered by the Financial Times Non-Executive Director’s Club).

Victoria has one elder daughter (Rita), she has dual nationality, French and Spanish and speaks 6 languages. She lives in Paris.

 


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