Mr. Jimenez-Tunon is a highly accomplished Senior Executive, C-Suite Officer, Entrepreneur, Investor, Advisor and Board Director with 15 years of success in telecommunications, technology, satellite and banking industries.
In his executive career, he held leadership positions at Eutelsat EPA:ETL (Worldwide Executive Vice President); Red Queen Ventures (CEO); Vodafone Enabler (CEO); Vodafone LON:VOD (Senior Vice President; previously VP Strategy; and before Executive for New Business); and INSA (Deputy Commercial Director), among others. He grew companies and teams from local to global, from $0 to +$300m annual revenues, consistently exceeding financial, commercial and operational goals across global B2B and B2C markets for telecomm, mobile, tech, MVNO, IoT, enablers, digital, cloud, satellite, and disruptive technologies.
As Worldwide Executive Vice President of Eutelsat – the leading satellite operator in Europe, the Middle East and Africa with around 1.5 billion eur in yearly revenue- Mr. Jimenez-Tunon reports to the Group ‘s Deputy CEO and leads its worldwide data business comprising Satellite IoT, fixed data services, wholesale, NGO & humanitarian affairs, corporate, Telecom solutions and new data.
From July 2011 to December 2016, Mr. Jimenez-Tuñon served as CEO of Vodafone Enabler S.L., an innovative B2C and B2B digital communications company fully owned by the Vodafone Group which he pioneered from scratch to a benchmark case worldwide. In addition to this role, during a decade at Vodafone (+65b$ revenue Group), he also held leadership positions at Vodafone Spain (+4b$ revenue company) where as Senior Vice President he was responsible for business development and strategy of the group’s Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), enablers, roaming services, international carriers and wholesale fixed broadband business lines.
On the entrepreneurial front, Mr. Jimenez-Tunon founded Red Queen Ventures www.redqueen-ventures.com a company delivering world-class advisory, management, and capital investment services to leading edge quality tech firms emphasizing start-up and early stage, with strong ties to the Silicon Valley and global reach to hubs in Madrid, London, Moscow, New York, Miami, Palo Alto, and Los Angeles CA.
He has served on boards and advisory councils, including for Tinkoff Bank (Listed in London TCSq.L) and Pareteum Corporation (Listed in New York, NYSE:American TEUM), where he currently serves as Independent Board Director since 1st March 2017. At Pareteum, he is also a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees and Chairman of the Compensation Committee.
Mr. Jimenez-Tunon earned a M.S. in Telecommunications Engineering from University of Zaragoza (Spain) and Technical University of Denmark; a Master Degree in Satellite Communications from Polytechnic University of Madrid; an Executive MBA from EOI Business School; and in California he completed the prestigious Stanford Executive Program (SEP) from Stanford University GSB of which he is lifetime alumni.
Luis has won numerous awards and recognitions and participated as speaker in many business events and round tables.