Board of Governors

Board Members

These members of the 5G Americas Board of Governors work cooperatively to advocate for and foster the advancement and full capabilities of LTE wireless technology and its evolution beyond to 5G, throughout the ecosystem’s networks, services, applications and wirelessly connected devices in the Americas.

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The 5G Americas Board of Governors is a diverse stakeholder mix of leading wireless carriers, network equipment providers, device manufacturers and other key providers for the 5G wireless ecosystem.

Eric Stonestrom

President and Chief Executive Officer

Abel Mayal

Senior Vice President 5G Technology and Marketing

Humberto Roca

Deputy General Manager in Technological Development (CTIO)

Igal Elbaz

Senior Vice President, Engineering and Operations

Rob Soni

Vice President, RAN Engineering

Stephen B. Alexander

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

David Krauss

Principal, Network Security & Architecture

Bob Everson


Francis (Fran) E. O’Brien, Jr., Ph.D.

Emerging Technologies and Incubation, Global Technology Standards

Victor Ignacio

Principal, Technology Strategy

Paul Challoner

Vice President, Network Product Solutions

Barbara Baffer

Treasurer of the 5G Americas Board of Governors

Vice President, Government & Industry Relations

Rodrigo Cardenas

Senior Director Mobile 

Pardeep Kohli

President and Chief Executive Officer

Bahram Jalalizadeh

EVP, Sales and Business Development

John Baker

SVP, Business Development

Robert Backhouse

CTO Americas

Shaun McCarthy

President of North Americas Sales

Juho Sarvikas

Vice President and President of North America & Australia

Ron McKenzie

Chief Technology and Information Officer

Zoran Stakic

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Technology Officer

Alex Interrante

Director of Hardware Engineering, Samsung Electronics America Technology Solutions

Sanjay Kodali

Head of Technology, Customer Account Team, Samsung Networks, Samsung Electronics America

Neville Ray

Chairman of the 5G Americas Board of Governors

President & Strategic Network Advisor to the CEO

Karri Kuoppamaki

Senior Vice President, Network Technology Development and Strategy

Benoit Pelletier

Director Next Gen Ecosystems

Mariam Sorond

Chief Technology Officer, Service Provider and Edge Business Unit

Ana Valero Huete

Latin America Regulatory Director

Simon Wilson

Head of Technology and Insight, Spectrum Centre of Excellence

Juan Cristi

 Regulatory Manager, Industrial Engineer