Advisory Board

Lucy Lombardi

Responsible for Industry Relations and Roaming Telecom Italia

 

Ms Lombardi is working for Telecom Italia where she is responsible for Industry Relations and Roaming. Her responsibilities include nurturing industry relations, developing business opportunities and representing Telecom Italia’s strategies in the related international industry environment; alongside this, she is also responsible for the Roaming business.

She has been working in the Communications/Telecommunications industry for the past 15 years starting her carrier in software development and satellite radiometry winning a European contest for a position at the European Space Agency (Noordwijk, The Netherlands). She landed in the mobile telecommunication business in 1996 where she has taken up several management roles including Technical Roaming, Network Planning, Services Development, Innovation/New Business Opportunities and Industry Relations. In 2000-2002 she worked for a telco start-up company where she was Responsible for GPRS project (first commercial launch in Italy) and for the 3G license Bid Book.

She has been confirmed for 3 consecutive terms as Chair of GSMA/IREG (Interworking and Roaming Experts Group) from 1999 to 2006. In this position she led the team through the challenges of defining the new technical requirements for the introduction of packet switched technology in a natively circuit switched business (2G to 2.5G and then to 3G).

Since 1996 she represents Telecom Italia on the Executive Management Committee of the GSMA.

Ms Lombardi received a Masters Degree in Physics from the University of Rome which included a thesis on an original research project studying infrared radiometry for advanced robotics.

She is married and has 2 children.