CenturyLink names new LATAM sales director for wholesale strategic accounts

15 February 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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CenturyLink has appointed André Telles as its new sales director for wholesale strategic accounts for the Latin America region.

In his new role, Telles along with the rest of the CenturyLink team in Latin America will focus on supporting their customers´ business needs regardless of their network's complexity, size or reach.

“I’m confident our customers will find in André the right talent, focus and expertise to continue growing their business in the LATAM region,” said Gabriel Holgado, vice president of the global account division & wholesale services at CenturyLink, Latin America.

Telles enters the role with more than 18 years’ experience in the telecoms sector working with a number of international companies and being an active part of the wholesale industry evolution.

In addition, he also holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), an MBA in business management from IBMEC/RJ and accreditation in project management from FIA/SP and strategic thinking and management for competitive advantage from the University of Pennsylvania.

The company says that Telles’ appointment is driven by changing technology, dynamic business climates, and the increasing use of new applications and mobility, which are influencing the wholesale market. As a result, today’s network operators must balance these with day-to-day business requirements and expectations.

Only last month, CenturyLink completed work on its new Santiago data centre in Chile. Built to Flexenclosure’s eCentre design, the data centre provides a significant capacity expansion for CenturyLink’s existing unit data centre in Santiago. CenturyLink said it would use the facility to expand its data and cloud services portfolio for existing and new business customers, governments and carriers.