Our staff has significant experience in the telecommunications industry as management consultants and operators, having worked in five continents

Dr. Raul Katz

As an international telecom industry consultant, Dr. Katz has provided counsel to policy makers and management of major telecommunications, software and information services companies in the areas of business strategy, consumer/industrial marketing and general management approaches. Before founding Telecom Advisory Services, he was a Lead Partner at Booz Allen Hamilton and CEO of Adventis. He holds a Ph.D. in Management Science and Political Science from MIT

Ing. Maria Cristina Duarte

Ms. Duarte is a Project Manager with Telecom Advisory Services. With over fourteen years experience in the telecommunications industry, she has led joint client teams in projects developing strategies for major telecommunications companies and regulatory agencies regarding business plan development, privatization restructuring, regulatory framework definition, and Internet. She holds an MS in Operations Research from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Mg. Fernando M. Callorda

Mr. Callorda is a Project Manager with Telecom Advisory Services, specialized in econometric analysis. He has completed numerous studies on the economic impact of telecommunications. He holds a BA and an MA in Economics from the University of San Andres (Argentina)

Dr. Juan Jung

Dr. Jung is a Senior Economist specialized in the telecommunications and digital industries. His experience spans economic impact and regulatory assessment in the telecommunications sector. Before joining Telecom Advisory Services, Juan was Director of the Center of Telecommunication Studies of Latin America (cet.la) and Director of Public Policy at the Inter-American Association of Telecommunications Enterprises (ASIET).
He received his PhD and MA in economics from the University of Barcelona

Dr. Ángel Melguizo

Dr. Melguizo is a principal economist and consultant at Telecom Advisory Services based in Colombia, specialized in public policies, economic growth and digital regulation. Angel has nearly 25 years of experience in the private (AT&T and BBVA) and public sectors (IDB, OECD, and the Economic Bureau of the Spanish Prime Minister). He has participated in several reforms across Latin Americas on telecommunications and digital policy, taxes, skills and social policies.

Mg. Taylor A. Berry

Ms. Berry is a consultant with telecom Advisory Services, specialized in research in global communications. She holds a BA in Sociology and an MA in Communications Technology from Georgetown University

Dr. Barbara C. Samuels II

Dr. Samuels serves as the senior finance advisor for Telecom Advisory Services with over thirty years’ experience. Before founding the Global Clearinghouse for Development Finance (GlobalDF). Dr. Samuels served as Director of Country Risk Assessment for Chase Manhattan Bank, Managing Director of Moody’s Emerging Markets Service, and senior finance advisor to investors, providers of financial guarantees, and the World Economic Forum

Ing. Ramiro Valencia

Ramiro Valencia is a consultant with Telecom Advisory Services, based in Quito, Ecuador, specialized in economics of telecommunications regulation.

Prior to joining Telecom Advisory Services, Mr. Valencia had a twelve year career in telecommunications regulation and policy making in Ecuador. In his last assignment, he was Director of Telecommunications Policy at the Ministry of Telecommunications of Ecuador

Lic. Matias A. Nigro

Mr. Matias Nigro is a research analyst based in Buenos Aires. He is in charge of compiling information on ICT development indicators around the world and is responsible for Social Network and Website Administrator. He holds a BA in Social Communication from UNLAM (Argentina) and is completing courses towards an MBA.