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Solomon D. Trujillo

Solomon D. Trujillo

Trujillo Group LLC
Principal
Greenwood Village, CO, USA


Solomon D. (“Sol”) Trujillo is an international business executive with three decades’ experience as CEO of large market cap global companies in the US, the EU, and Asia-PAC – including US West (now CenturyLink), Orange (now France Telecom) and Telstra, the Australian media-communications company.

A digital pioneer with many "firsts" in the telecommunications, technology, and media space, Sol has been a long-time champion of high-speed broadband and a pioneer of smart phone innovation and its integration with the mobile Internet to stimulate productivity and innovation across all sectors of the economy. He has managed operations in more than 25 countries – including developed and emerging markets from the EU and North America to China, South Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Sol currently sits on corporate boards in the US, EU, and China – including in the US, Western Union and ProAmerica Bank; WPP plc, the EU-based advertising and public relations multinational; and in Asia, SouFun Holdings Ltd., China's leading real estate Internet portal, and China's Silk Road Technologies, where he is board chairman.

Sol has previously served on the boards of Target, Bank of America, PepsiCo, EDS, Orange, Telstra, and Gannett, the newspaper chain that includes USA Today. In the public sector, Mr. Trujillo served as a trade policy advisor to the Clinton and Bush administrations and remains active on public policy issues related to immigration, trade, productivity, and fiscal affairs.

In recognition of his lifetime commitment to workplace diversity, Sol received the Ronald H. Brown Corporate Bridge-Builder Award from President Clinton in 1999. Most recently, Sol received the prestigious National Hispanic Hero Award from the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI), recognizing his distinguished career and pioneering achievements in the telecommunications industry, his advocacy on behalf of Hispanics, and his leadership of on-going initiatives to re-brand the Hispanic community.

Born in 1951 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Mr. Trujillo holds a Bachelor of Science in business and an MBA (finance) from the University of Wyoming with honorary doctorates from the University of Wyoming and the University of Colorado.

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