Genaro has spent the last three years working with local governments and mobile operators to develop connectivity strategies that leverage new technology, policy modernization, and innovative finance to solve the multidimensional challenge of rural connectivity. This works has taken him to countries including France, Indonesia, Tanzania, Chad, DRC, Colombia, and Argentina, among others. He has published various reports about the economics and policy framework for rural connectivity and has provided training for governments in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Prior to the GSMA, Genaro worked as an engineer for a French mobile operator. He holds a Telecommunications Engineering degree from UNAM University, a Master's in Networks and Computer Systems from Telecom Paristech, and a Master's in Public Administration from the London School of Economics.
With over 15 years working at the GSMA, Orla has worked in many different areas including member working groups, event management and now with Capacity Building as Engagement Manager. Orla holds a diploma in Business and Languages, Public Relations and has most recently been studying cyber psychology.