AT&T Senior Leadership Spotlight: Ralph de la Vega
Ralph de la Vega, President and CEO-AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets, was named to his current role in October 2008. Today, he leads all consumer marketing, sales, content, converged services and customer care for the company's wireless and wired businesses.
Previously, he served as President and CEO-AT&T Mobility where he was responsible for AT&T's wireless business since October 2007.
Prior to that, he served as group president-Regional Telecommunications and Entertainment, with responsibility for overall leadership in AT&T's regional wired business, including consumer and regional business sales and network. He was appointed to that post in January 2007, after the close of the AT&T-BellSouth merger, which consolidated ownership of Cingular.
From 2004-2006, de la Vega served as chief operating officer of Cingular Wireless, with responsibility for technology planning, network operations, marketing, sales and customer care.
Before joining Cingular in January 2004, he served as president-BellSouth Latin America, with overall responsibility for BellSouth's operations in 11 countries: Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Venezuela, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Nicaragua, Brazil and Guatemala.
Ranked No. 30 on Global Telecoms Business annual list of the 100 most powerful executives in the telecoms industry (2010)
Hispanic Scholarship Fund's Alumni Hall of Fame (2008)
100 Most Influential Hispanics, Hispanic Business Magazine (2004 — 2005, 2009)
Corporate Elite, Hispanic Business Magazine (2006, 2008)
Top Hispanics in Technology, Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology Magazine (2004 — 2006)
Businessman of the Year, Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (2005)