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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Carlos Aya Caro to assume as CEO and President of Telefónica México in replacement of Carlos Morales Paulín

The appointment is given in a framework of speculation about the possible sale of the Mexican subsidiary, as happened with the Central American divisions.

Carlos Aya Caro, 49, was appointed as the new CEO and President of Telefónica México, replacing Carlos Morales Paulín, who left the company after 17 years (during this period he held management positions in Mexico, Spain and Brazil).

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