Karim Lesina was appointed Senior Vice President, International External & Regulatory Affairs, AT&T Services Inc. in 2018. He previously held the position of Vice President of AT&T, covering International External Affairs for the European Union, Caribbean, Central and Latin America Regions and was in charge of Transatlantic Relations; in this role he led AT&T’s advocacy in those regions.
In addition to developing and implementing market access strategies to enable AT&T’s global expansion to satisfy customer needs, Karim’s responsibilities included ensuring compliance with international telecom regulations, and advocacy on a wide range of policy matters related to the stable growth, innovation and investment by the information and communications technology sector.
Karim is based in AT&T’s Washington, D.C. office. He is an active member in several industry and community organizations, including current service as: Vice Chair of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU and Chair of the Presidency Group of the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU. He is a Board Member of the International Institute of Communications, the European Internet Foundation, of the Transatlantic Business Council, of the EU Brazil Association, of AHCIET and member of the GSMA Chief Regulatory Officer Group for Central and Latin America. He also represents AT&T in different associations such as ETNO, TPN, WEF and more.
Prior to joining AT&T, Karim held senior positions with another leading US-headquartered ICT company (Intel Corporation), and a number of leading public affairs agencies in Brussels. Karim participated in the ACG’s multi-year Young Leaders Study Group on the Future of Europe. He also recently joined the Advisory Council of the “Global Free Speech and the Internet” of the Media Institute. He holds a Master Degree in Economics of Development from the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium.