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Mr. Steven Tan | President

Appointed as President of China Telecom Americas in August 2017, Mr. Tan is responsible for business operations and development across the United States, Canada and Latin America. Mr. Tan brings with him more than two decades of Telecommunications industry experience working in both domestic China and overseas markets.

Prior to his current position, Steven served as vice president in charge of global carrier business at China Telecom Global from 2012 to 2017, and as Executive Vice President of China Telecom Hong Kong International from 2010 to 2012, expanding China Telecom’s presence in key Asia/Pacific markets by opening and overseeing operations at multiple branch offices across the region.

Additionally, Steven also possesses a wealth of expertise in China’s domestic telecom market beginning his career at CT’s Guangdong Provincial Branch, making contributions across a variety of positions that led to the Guangdong branch becoming the leading revenue generator within the corporation.

Steven received a B.S. degree from Nanjing Aeronautics and Astronautics University, a Master of Economics Degree from Sun Ye-san University in Guangzhou, China, and an MBA degree from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Mr. Hui Zhao | Vice President

Based in our Herndon headquarters, Mr. Zhao joined China Telecom Americas in 2009.  Mr. Zhao’s telecommunications career, extending over 20 years, spanned critical roles in developing China’s telecom infrastructure with engineering, construction, and operational management responsibilities in China Telecom Corporation’s Sichuan Telecom subsidiary. Mr. Zhao holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Software from Sichuan University, as well as a Master’s Degree in Electronics and Information Engineering from Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications.

Mr. Thomas Lam | Vice President

Thomas Lam, CTA Vice President of Sales, leads the Americas sales team in growing China Telecom’s business throughout the Americas, as well as expanding and developing the company’s involvement in the global telecommunications industry.  Mr. Lam started his telecommunications career in 1974 with Cable & Wireless Communications, before going on to a 30-year telecom career that has included senior positions in sales, marketing, national and international business development and management.   Prior to joining China Telecom Americas, he was the Country Manager of PCCW for North America.

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Ms. Yi Yu | Assistant President

Ms. Yu embarked on a career in international business with China Telecom in 2001 at China Telecom’s Headquarters in Beijing. After a successful start to her career in Beijing, Ms. Yu accepted a leadership position in Hong Kong and successfully grew China Telecom Global’s Wholesale Carrier Business throughout the Asia-Pacific Region. With a proven track record for success and vast knowledge of China Telecom products and services, Ms. Yu accepted another relocation offer, this time bringing her expertise to the United States to head up China Telecom Americas Carrier business in the Western Hemisphere. Ms. Yu holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Economics from Hunan University.

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Mr. Luis E. Fiallo | Managing Director, Business Development

Luis E. Fiallo is responsible for business development at China Telecom Americas. Mr. Fiallo has served as an advisor to President George W. Bush as a member of the President’s Information Technology Committee (PITAC), as well as on the Commonwealth of Virginia Governor Timothy Kaine’s Broadband Roundtable. Mr. Fiallo was founder and President of Fiallo & Associates, a management consultancy and capital formation organization, going on to consult Fortune 500 technology companies and early stage ventures on issues related to market expansion and business development.  In addition, he has served in senior business development positions with BCE Teleglobe and Applied Theory Corporation, as well as senior management roles at IBM, Sprint, and Cable & Wireless Communications.  In his position at Applied Theory, Mr. Fiallo managed the development of Delta Edge, a patented next generation CDN technology. Mr. Fiallo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in International Business from George Washington University, as well as a Master’s Degree in Information Systems from the American University.