Rafael Steinhauser

Senior Vice-President and President, Latin America, Qualcomm Incorporated

President of Qualcomm Latin America, responsible for sales and operations for Qualcomm, world leading mobile technology company, in the region. Engages and partners with all leading mobile communications carriers and suppliers in the region. Develops collaboration agreements with the Brazilian government, fostering the industry and know-how of the sector and the introduction of worldwide new digital inclusion services using mobile platforms. From 1990 to 2000, Steinhauser was involved with Qualcomm in various capacities, including as head of mobile satellite services for Qualcomm partner Eutelsat in Europe, and then as director of Qualcomm South America and as vice president of Qualcomm Brazil. More than 30 years of sales and executive leadership experience in the high-tech and telecommunications industries in Latin America and Europe. Prior to Qualcomm, was president of Latin America for Acision and served as president of Nortel Networks and Cisco in Brazil. Started professional career as engineer and sales manager at Alcatel and Siemens in Germany and Locstar in Paris. Graduated in aerospace engineering at the Technische Universität Berlin in 1984 and in performing arts from the Escola Superior de Artes Célia Helena, São Paulo, in 2006.