“Telefónica will continue to fulfil its essential role in society: to connect and communicate”, Roberto Prada

Meet Roberto Prada, from the Learning and People Development area. Discover his professional career.

Meet Roberto Prada, from the Learning and People Development area. Discover his professional career.
Roberto Prada

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How long have you been with Telefónica and what is your assessment of your time here?

This year there are curious coincidences. In 2024 I will have been with the company for 25 years and I will be 50 years old on the centenary. That’s half my life in this company. The truth is that I have been very lucky because of the areas and activities I have been involved in and the people I have met. I am a training psychologist and if, when I started my degree, I had been told that I was going to develop my professional activity in the best company in the country, I would not have believed it.

Is there any project at Telefónica that you feel particularly satisfied with or proud of?

I’ve been with the company for so long that there are so many projects that come to mind. But perhaps something that makes me especially proud is having been able to design from the beginning and manage the ambitious reskilling and upskilling programme for the whole company, a project that has been a benchmark both in the Telefónica group and in external companies. It has had everything: demand, dedication, passion, collaboration and pride in what has been achieved. It comforts me to think that I have been able to do my bit so that my colleagues can learn and develop their skills to offer their best version of themselves. The internal talent we have in the company is impressive, the best are here.

What do you think Telefónica has contributed to society?

Telefónica has developed our society and has contributed to building a more humane world by leading technological change in this country, which has been impressive over the last 40 years. And, of course, it has always facilitated something as important as communications between people.

Where do you see Telefónica in the future?

I see it as a pillar of technological innovation and an example of continuous transformation, it will continue to fulfil its essential function in society: to connect and communicate. We are a centenary company and, far from noticing the years, on the contrary, we only have opportunities ahead of us.

Could you live without a mobile phone?

I find it very difficult because it is a fundamental device in my work time and also in my leisure time, but I try to dedicate only enough time to it to do other things and get away from it a little.

Help us solve one of the great enigmas of humanity: the potato omelette… With onion or without onion?

The omelette… with onion! And if it also melts a little… even better. But just as important as the omelette is who you share it with and who you enjoy it with. A friend of mine always says to me when we toast: “Wine is the talk of the town”, well, an omelette with onions, with a good wine and a good conversation makes me quite happy.

Nominate another colleague to appear in this section

Thanks to Antonio Hernández for nominating me, what a great guy. I could nominate a lot of people, but I’m going to single out David Martín Andrés, Iñigo Camuñas Bertrán and Mónica Pérez Sánchez. The best travelling companions anyone can have.

In #Thespanishomelettething tag section we interview Telefónica’s employees on a variety of topics, while trying to solve one of humanity’s greatest dilemmas.

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