How long have you been with Telefónica and what is your assessment of your time here?
I joined Telefónica in the last century, in 1999, so I have spent half my life here. I feel very fortunate to work in a company like this where I have been able to develop and contribute my bit in different positions (always within the world of marketing and communication) where I have been able to collaborate with top people in many disciplines and from whom I have learned a lot.
Is there any project at Telefónica that you are particularly satisfied with or proud of?
Right now I am immersed in an SRM (Security in the Mobile Network) service for companies that I think is fabulous and I am very satisfied with the work we are doing. However, there have been some very interesting moments in my career, such as when I was assigned to CTC Chile (it used to be called CTC Chile) to develop a project called “Broadband Massification”. There I was able to see the dimension and diversity of our company first hand, as an experience and a project that has been the most fulfilling for me.
What do you think Telefónica has contributed to society from birth?
From my point of view, communication is the basis for the development of a modern society and Telefónica, since its foundation, has managed to develop and bring the latest communications technology to all places, to all people, not only in Spain, but in all the markets in which it is present.
Where do you see Telefónica in the future?
If I look at the trajectory of the last few years, I think we will see Telefónica as a business benchmark for its shareholders and investors, for its customers, for its partners and, above all, for society. In the more than twenty-three years that I have been with the company, I have seen from the inside an accelerated evolution not only in processes, developments, innovation, etc. but also in the human component, I say this very sincerely, and I believe that this is what will make the companies of the future prevail, the focus on people, both internally and externally. That way, no matter what challenges we face, we will be able and motivated to improve and better ourselves and, in turn, to give the best of ourselves as a company to society.
Could you live without a mobile phone?
I could live without a mobile phone, but I would live much worse. If you told me just 15 years ago what mobile phones would do to our present I would not believe it, I think some of us are not fully aware of the advances we have in that little screen that accompanies us, of how it helps us in our daily lives.
Help us solve one of the great enigmas of humanity: the potato omelette… With onion or without onion?
That’s not a question, always with onion and, watch out for the bombshell, it’s essential to make it with sunflower oil.
Nominate another colleague to appear in this section
I nominate Inés Ramírez Duarte.