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Amos Genish - Chief Executive Officer/General Manager

11/23/2017 - 09:00 AM

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Amos Genish is Chief Executive Officer/General Manager of Telecom Italia from September 28, 2017.      

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Until the end of 2016, Amos Genish was CEO of Telefonica Brasil / Vivo (over 20 bln€ market cap at time). During his tenure, Telefonica Brasil / Vivo has outperformed the Brazilian telecom market in revenue and EBITDA growth, as well as in total shareholder returns.
Amos joined Telefónica at the beginning of 2015, when it acquired GVT, an innovative and fast-growing telecom and Pay TV operator, of which he was CEO.
Amos co-founded GVT. CEO since 1999, he led the successful bid for the “mirror” license of region 2 in Brazil. In 2007, Amos led GVT’s IPO in the Brazilian stock exchange. In 2009, he led the company’s sale to Vivendi (from 2011 to 2013, Amos was part of Vivendi’s Management Board). In 2014, he led the negotiations of GVT’s sale to Telefónica (7.45 € billions deal).
Prior to this, Amos was CEO of GVT rural telecom operation, where he managed the initial fund raising to start the activities of the company and support the launch of services in Chile, Peru and Colombia.
From 1989 Amos joined as CFO the young start-up Edunetics ltd., which developed comprehensive curriculum multimedia-based systems mostly for the US school market. In 1992 he led jointly with the CEO the IPO of the company on Nasdaq. In 1995 he was appointed CEO of it.
From 1986 to 1989 Amos worked in one of the largest accounting firm in Israel (KMPG Israel as of today), where he was involved in the audit and tax work of large holding companies.
Recently, from the beginning of 2017 to July 2017, he held the position of Chief Convergence Officer in Vivendi. In this role, Amos oversees the Group's convergence strategy between content, platforms and distribution.
Amos is a member of the Board of Representatives of Vevo - the leading international music video hosting company co-owned by Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Google and Abu Dhabi Media Company - and member also of the Board of Itaù Unibanco Holding Sa, the largest Brazilian publicly quoted bank.
In 2016, Amos was ranked as Latin America’s best CEO in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications industry by Institutional Investor.
Amos Genish was born in Hedera, Israel in 1960.
He holds a B.A. in Economics and Accounting from Tel Aviv University.
 
Update: September 2017

Today, we are at the beginning of the third wave - the one that is about creating the "Gigabit society".

Amos Genish

At TIM Open Lab in Turin, on November 22, Genish talks about country's digital transformation.  
We are entering the third wave of the Internet transformation. The beginning was about connecting people; then, in the years 2000s when smartphones and tablets came around, the industry focused on capacity.
Today, we are at the beginning of the third wave - the one that is about creating the "Gigabit society" based on Giga Networks and Giga Apps, which will affect the economy by increasing efficiency and productivity, as well as improving quality of life and lifestyle.
These changes will rely on three pillars: Artificial Intelligence; Virtual and Augmented Reality; and Robotics -  all of which are doubling their performance and halving their price yearly. This, combined with one trillion sensors by 2025 will enable seamless interactions between people, objects and the environment.
Such development will trigger a significant digital transformation in every sector and everyone’s life: smart grids, smart and connected buildings, smart homes, e-health and e-education services based on virtual reality, smart cars, virtual shopping and more.

To enable the digital transformation
Giga Networks are needed that beyond bandwidth and coverage offer adequate speeds for real time applications, high reliability and security to allow the quality of experience needed in a digital world. Along with significant investments, this requires know-how and expertise.
As such, TIM is in the best position in Italy to lead the next wave of digital transformation also in light of €4 billions it is already investing – the highest in Italy. In addition, we have a great resource in the TIM Open Lab here in Turin, the second R&D lab in Europe and the first in terms of patents holder in mobile communication. Over 1,000 people work here every day with hundreds of partners – universities, industries, institutions and venture capitals -  to develop the open platforms needed to support the third Internet wave.
We want to make sure TIM is among the European leaders of the third wave of the Internet revolution, with Italy being in the winning part of Europe. We are committed to continue investments in innovation to be at the front, also by collaborating in developing open platforms and solutions with all stakeholders in the digital ecosystem."