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Pastora Valero of Cisco elected Vice-Chair of the Board

21 Mar 2017

AmCham EU would like to extend its congratulations to Pastora Valero as the new Vice-Chair (Corporate) of the Board. 

Pastora Valero is Vice-President, Public Policy and Government Affairs, for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia (EMEAR) for Cisco Systems Inc, and will serve a two-year term as Vice-Chair.

An AmCham EU member since 2006, Pastora has served as the Vice-Chair of the Digital Economy Committee from 2006 until 2012, and as Chair of the Digital Economy Committee from 2012 until end of 2016. She has been a member since 2006. At Cisco, Pastora leads government affairs activities for Cisco in the EMEAR region and is responsible for developing and advancing Cisco’s technology and communications policy agenda on broadband, internet governance, IP enabled services, trade, energy and technology policy issues. Prior to Cisco, she was Vice-President Regulatory Affairs for Global TeleSystems (GTS), a pan-European fibre optic network operator. She started her career with the Brussels law firm Van Bael & Bellis, and dealt in particular with EU trade and competition law issues. Pastora holds leadership positions within several industry organisa­tions including as a Board member of the Trans-Atlantic Business Council (TABC).

AmCham EU would also like to thank outgoing Vice-Chair (Corporate) Karim Lesina (AT&T) for his greatly valued contributions over the past three years as Vice-Chair.