Board of Directors of digital TV and video distribution solutions provider Agile Content has proposed the appointment of José Antonio López Muñoz as an Independent Director and new Vice President of the Board of Directors to the General Shareholder’s Meeting.
He will hold a non-executive position, beginning after his endorsement at the next Board Meeting on June 30th. With wide experience in the telecommunications sector, López will contribute to the growth of Agile Content´s business and corporate development strategy.
López has a degree in Economics from the University of Valladolid, an MBA from the Madrid Business Institute and various postgraduate degrees from the Universities of Columbia, London Business School and Wharton.
López offers extensive business development, technology, and innovation expertise in telecommunications and television. With more than 25 years of experience in the information communication technology (ICT) sector, he has held multiple senior management positions in multinational companies such as Auna, Amena and Ericsson. Most recently, he has been appointed CEO of Lyntia, Spain’s leading operator of fibre wholesale services.
In the last 10 years, he has served as President and CEO of Ericsson Spain and Portugal and as a member of the Board of Directors for Ericsson´s European and Latin American markets. At Ericsson, he consolidated the company’s leadership in Iberia and the 5G and 4G markets, and spearheaded the company’s leading position in R&D investment and growth – contributing to patents across the telecommunications sector.
His experience at Ericsson will be a driving factor in reinforcing Agile Content’s consolidation of the European OTT technology market and will complement the recent acquisition of Edgeware as the company integrates its highly-qualified team in Sweden.
The Board announcement follows the recently-announced additions of José Poza Sanz (EPC Advisory and Management SL.) and Agustín Checa Jiménez as members of the Board of Directors – who both offer wide experience and professional value, and reinforce Agile Content’s corporate governance structure. The appointment of these two directors will be proposed for endorsement by the same General Shareholders’ Meeting, as they have been co-opted by the Board of Directors.
López will also make an investment in Agile Content through his asset-holding company with the acquisition of 0.28 per cent, betting on the emerging company’s innovative, agile and dynamic spirit, solid position in the market, and great value potential within a sector that’s continuously transforming and growing.
Agile Content says it maintains its commitment to creating a leadership team based on three fundamental pillars: internal promotion and professional development; the integration of talent from new acquisitions; and the recruitment of senior executives from the most relevant companies across the international technology, telecommunications, and content sectors.
“The incorporation of José Antonio López comes at a time of strategic growth and new corporate governance for the Group, and in a moment of consolidation for the European OTT technology market,” commented Hernán Scapusio, CEO of the Agile Content Group. “We aim to be the partner of telecom operators globally and help them optimise their television business with the expertise of relevant professionals in the sector.”
“In Europe, the deployment of fibre and 5G will forge the pillars of the ‘Gigabit Society’, added López. “They are – without a doubt – the ‘killer application’ in today’s digital age, driving video consumption all over the world. Agile Content will be one of the major players in capitalising on its growth and development and in doing so, actively consolidate the fragmented OTT market. Its advanced technology, capacity for innovation, and talent within its global and multidisciplinary team under the leadership of Hernán and his Management Committee, are a guarantee for success. Therefore, it is a great honour to join the Board as an Independent Consultant and from there, support this exciting project with such a promising future ahead.”