Antonio Schuh is an international executive and consultant with over 30 years of strategic and operational experience. He is a senior business developer with Free to Dare, working with technology scaleups and startups in fully capturing growth opportunities. Additionally, he is an advisor to Arthur D Little’s telecoms practice and adjunct lecturer at the Madrid Polytechnic University in innovation.
Previously, Antonio served as director of strategic alliances at the Telefónica Group, one of the biggest telecom operators worldwide. At Telefonica he helped create a global network of telecom partners that now includes 11 telecom groups present in 72 markets in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and China with a total of over 1.8 billion customers. Partner operators work together to increase their economies of scale and accelerate growth, collaborating in strategic projects such as IoT, 5G services, Cybersecurity or innovation. Antonio began his career at Telefonica in strategic projects, including the launch of pay TV in the Latin American operations. Before joining Telefonica, he worked at management consulting firms Oliver Wyman and Arthur D. Little in strategy projects for telecom, media and Internet companies.
Originally from Brazil and a long-time resident of Spain, over the course of his career he has lived in six countries and led business deals in over 30 others. He is a native speaker of Portuguese and Spanish, speaks English and is conversant in French. He holds a BSc in Computer Science and a BA in Communications, postgraduate degrees in economics and business and is currently finalizing a DBA. Antonio is also board member at CSISAC, an advisory council to the OECD on digital economy policies and a volunteer mentor in the 2hearts community of entrepreneurs of immigrant background.