Agile Content appoints former Ericsson chief to board of directors

June 3, 2021
Agile Content appoints former chairman and CEO of Ericsson Iberia as new vice chairman of its board of directors.
Agile Content
José Antonio López Muñoz
José Antonio López Muñoz

The board of directors of Agile Content, a provider of digital TV and video distribution solutions, announced it has proposed the appointment of José Antonio López Muñoz as an Independent Director and new Vice President of the board of directors to its General Shareholder’s Meeting.

López Muñoz will hold a non-executive position, beginning after his endorsement at the next board meeting on June 30th. With wide experience in the telecommunications sector, López Muñoz will contribute to the growth of Agile Content´s business and corporate development strategy.

López Muñoz has a degree in Economics from the University of Valladolid, an MBA from the Madrid Business Institute and various postgraduate degrees from the Universities of Columbia, London Business School and Wharton. He offers extensive business development, technology, and innovation expertise in telecommunications and television. With more than 25 years of experience in the information communication technology (ICT) sector, López Muñoz has held multiple senior management positions in multinational companies such as Auna, Amena and Ericsson. Most recently, he has been appointed CEO of Lyntia, Spain’s leading operator of fiber wholesale services.

In the last 10 years, he has served as President and CEO of Ericsson Spain and Portugal and as a member of the board of directors for Ericsson´s European and Latin American markets. At Ericsson, he consolidated the company’s leadership in Iberia and the 5G and 4G markets, and spearheaded the company’s leading position in R&D investment and growth – contributing to patents across the telecommunications sector.

His experience at Ericsson will be a driving factor in reinforcing Agile Content’s consolidation of the European OTT technology market and will complement the recent acquisition of Edgeware as the company integrates its highly qualified team in Sweden.

This announcement arrives after the recently announced additions of José Poza Sanz (EPC Advisory and Management SL.) and Agustín Checa Jiménez as members of the Agile Content board of directors – who both offer wide experience and professional value, and reinforce Agile Content’s corporate governance structure. The appointment of these two directors will be proposed for endorsement by the same General Shareholders' Meeting, as they have been co-opted by the Agile board of directors.

López Muñoz will also make an investment in Agile Content through his asset-holding company with the acquisition of 0.28%, betting on the emerging company’s innovative, agile and dynamic spirit, solid position in the market, and great value potential within a sector that’s continuously transforming and growing.

Agile Content sayst maintains its commitment to creating a leadership team based on three fundamental pillars: internal promotion and professional development; the integration of talent from new acquisitions; and the recruitment of senior executives from the most relevant companies across the international technology, telecommunications, and content sectors.

Hernán Scapusio, CEO of the Agile Content Group, said: “The incorporation of José Antonio López Muñoz comes at a time of strategic growth and new corporate governance for the group, and in a moment of consolidation for the European OTT technology market. We aim to be the partner of telecom operators globally and help them optimize their television business with the expertise of relevant professionals in the sector.”

López Muñoz added: “In Europe, the deployment of fiber and 5G will forge the pillars of the ‘Gigabit Society’. They are – without a doubt – the ‘killer application’ in today’s digital age, driving video consumption all over the world. Agile Content will be one of the major players in capitalizing on its growth and development and in doing so, actively consolidate the fragmented OTT market. Its advanced technology, capacity for innovation, and talent within its global and multidisciplinary team under the leadership of Hernán and his Management Committee, are a guarantee for success. Therefore, it is a great honor to join the Board as an Independent Consultant and from there, support this exciting project with such a promising future ahead.”

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