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Qualcomm Appoints Luiz Tonisi as Vice President and President of Qualcomm Latin America

Jan 4, 2021SAN DIEGO

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Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) announced the appointment of Luiz Tonisi as Vice President Qualcomm Serviços de Telecomunicações Ltda. and President of Qualcomm Latin America.  Tonisi’s appointment will be effective immediately and he will report directly to Jim Cathey, Senior Vice President of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and President of Qualcomm Global Business Operations.

Prior to joining Qualcomm, Tonisi was at Nokia for over five years; most recently his role was Country Senior Officer & Head of Nokia Brazil, where he developed the telecommunications business and its verticals in Brazil. Prior to Nokia, Tonisi has held roles at several telecommunications companies in leadership positions for Latin America, namely Alcatel-Lucent, RFS and Nortel. He also acts as a director at Fiesp (infrastructure department) and serves as an advisor to Brazilian startups.

“As we enter the 5G era, there are many opportunities for Latin America, potentially even more than we have seen in our 25-year history in the region,” said Cathey. “Luiz is widely recognized for his industry expertise and I look forward to working with him on continuing to bring technologies to the region and our partners that are shaping our world today and will create transformations in the future.”

Tonisi has an Executive MBA from Ibmec São Paulo with an international extension from UCLA and holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering with major in Telecommunications from FEI-Brazil.

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