Diane Sánchez is a partner at Tricap Partners & Co., working closely with client companies on management, strategic, technology, sales and value creation initiatives. One of the highest ranking women in the Information, Communications, and Telecommunications (ICT) sector in the Americas, Ms. Sánchez has been responsible for launching the operations of many Fortune 500 companies in the USA, Latin America and the Caribbean, playing a key role in leading their entry into emerging markets.
Ms. Sánchez previously served as the CEO for the Technology Foundation of the Americas, where she successfully launched eMerge Americas, a movement bringing together thought leaders and technologists in the Americas promoting innovation and technology in the Americas Region. Prior to this position, Ms. Sánchez served as President, Global Operations for Mozido, a global provider of multi-channel mobile transaction services bringing mobile phone users including the unbanked and disenfranchised into the financial ecosystem.
She also served as President and CEO for Telefónica’s operation in North America and Caribbean. Before joining Telefónica, Ms. Sanchez served as President of Terremark, the company which operated the NAP of the Americas, the Fifth Communications and IP hub in the world. She was the visionary and architect for the NAP of the Americas, an interconnection point which established Miami as one of the largest communications hub in the world. Terremark was ultimately sold to Verizon Communications. Ms. Sánchez also served as President and CEO of Global Crossing Latin America, where she was responsible for launching Global Crossing’s operation in the subregions of South America, Mexico, Central America and Caribbean building the regions communication infrastructure.
Ms. Sánchez also launched Alcatel-Lucent’s operations in Latin America where she served as the SVP Sales and launched AT&T’s Mexico operation, Alestra, opening up the Mexican Telecommunications market to competition.
Ms. Sánchez holds a BA in International Business at the University of Texas in Austin. She serves as the Executive Director for the Americas Council for the Creative Economy, bringing together the private and public sector to promote the creative economy in the Americas and establishing Innovation Centers and Studios in USA, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Brazil and El Salvador in graphics, animation, and design.
Ms. Sánchez also serves on the Board of Directors for Seabras1, a new 10,500 km fiber optic submarine cable that provides the first direct route between Sao Paulo and New York, and she also serves as a Senior Advisor to Partners Group, a private equity fund with over $55 billion in assets.