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.

Glenn Laxdal

President & CEO

Abel Mayal

Senior Vice President 5G Technology and Marketing

Humberto Roca

Deputy General Manager in Technological Development (CTIO)

Yigal Elbaz

Senior Vice President – Technology & Network Services, Network Chief Technology Officer, AT&T Services, Inc.

Rob Soni

Vice President, RAN Engineering

Stephen B. Alexander

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Ron Malenfant

Head of 5G Strategy and Architecture

Bob Everson

Senior Director – 5G Architecture 

Francis (Fran) E. O’Brien, Jr., Ph.D.

Emerging Technologies and Incubation, Global Technology Standards

Victor Ignacio

Principal, Technology Strategy

Joe Constantine

Head of Strategy and Technology

Barbara Baffer

Treasurer of the 5G Americas Board of Governors

Vice President, Government & Policy Advocacy

Rodrigo Cardenas

Senior Director Mobile Technology

Pardeep Kohli

President and Chief Executive Officer

Bahram Jalalizadeh

EVP, Sales and Business Development

John Baker

SVP, Business Development

Robert Backhouse

CTO Americas

Juho Sarvikas

Vice President and President of North America

Ron McKenzie

Chief Technology and Information Officer

Wilf Norrlinger

Vice President and General Manager, Networks Business, Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Sanjay Kodali

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

Ulf Ewaldsson

Chairman of the 5G Americas Board of Governors

President of Technology

Karri Kuoppamaki

Senior Vice President, Network Technology Development and Strategy

Ana Valero Huete

Latin America Regulatory Director

Simon Wilson

Head of Technology and Insight, Spectrum Centre of Excellence