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Max Leiva is SES Fixed Data Segment Manager, supporting the America’s sales team in executing and accelerating go to market plans for Cellular Backhaul, Enterprise Connectivity, IoT and Cloud based services.
He was CIO for LATAM, US & Canada region at Brightstar part of Softbank Corp (SFTBF), the world’s largest specialized wireless distributor and a leading wireless services provider. Max was instrumental in driving the innovation and deployment of new services with Apple, Sprint, Rogers Canada, Samsung, Telefonica, Millicom and other customers in the Americas.
Prior to Brightstar he was Global CTO of Millicom International Cellular, an international company providing communications, entertainment, financial and e-commerce services in emerging markets in Latin America and Africa under the Tigo brand.
As of Global CTO he developed and executed a Technology transformation plan that allowed Millicom to grow Internet, Cable TV and Value-Added Services in 13 countries, deploying and expanding Ericsson 4G/LTE mobile networks, online Ericsson & Huawei BSS/OSS systems and online applications globally.
Max has in-depth knowledge of 4G & 5G technologies, fixed broadband and cable TV, Cloud services, digitalization and Datacenter operations.
He holds an electrical engineering (BSEE) degree from Virginia Tech, and an MBA from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.