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Navigating Retelit Future: How CEO Jorge Álvarez Shapes Telecom Growth

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The telecommunications magnate in Italy’s B2B market, Retelit, recently welcomed on board Jorge Álvarez as the new Chief Executive Officer and General Manager, taking over from Federico Protto. Protto will remain within the Group transiently, offering his support to the Board of Directors in this transitional period.

In moving into this new role, Álvarez steers the Group into a new era of growth, following its consolidation with Irideos. With the acquisition of Irideos now finalized and the integration of the Retelit Group underway, Protto has passed on the CEO baton to explore fresh professional opportunties.

Jesús Olmos, CEO of Asterion Industrial Partners, expressed great pleasure in welcoming Álvarez, former Operating Partner at Asterion, onboard Retelit. Olmos appreciates the valuable experience that Álvarez brings to the table, which he believes will optimally exploit the investments made.

He states, “Jorge succeeds Federico Protto, whom I thank for the contribution and leadership he has shown in guiding the company over the past eight years, during which the Group has experienced significant growth and the opening up of new business areas.”

Protto looks back with deep gratitude on his journey with Retelit, where alongside his colleagues, B2B services and solutions have flourished. In his farewell statement, Protto thanked everyone who contributed to this notable growth phase and expressed his wishes for continued success under the incoming CEO, Jorge Álvarez’s leadership.

Jorge Álvarez possesses an impressive 20 years of experience in the global telecommunications industry. Besides his solid foundation as a telecommunications engineer, Álvarez also brings to the table valuable experiences from prestigious companies such as Nortel Networks, H3G, and Telefónica.

Álvarez took his position with pride, appreciating the exceptional team of over 1,000 professionals at Retelit who make daily digital connections possible. He described Retelit as a “unique player, the partner of choice for operators, OTTs, and hyperscalers, and a digital enabler for companies, enterprises, and the public sector”.

With a clear focus on maintaining the high-quality services and competitive market solutions Retelit offers, Álvarez looks forward to tackling the upcoming challenges of an ever-evolving environment and the persistent digital transformation reshaping Italy.

Retelit today stands on a strong foundation in the ICT world with unique infrastructural assets. These assets include more than 30 owned Data Centers, over 40,000 km of network bringing access technologies to major Italian and European cities, and 25,000 km of pioneering fiber optic submarine cables stretching across three continents.

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