Colombia. Commissioner Nicolás Silva Cortés was appointed as the new executive director of the Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones, CRC, by unanimous decision of the members of the Communications Commission Session.
Silva is an electronic engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, with a Master's Degree in Business Management and a Specialization in Marketing Management from the Universidad del Rosario. He is also a Certificate in Project Management (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
He has extensive experience resulting from his career of more than 20 years in the field of telecommunications, both in the private and public sectors. He advanced much of his career in the Communications Regulation Commission, working as an advisor and later as coordinator of different areas of the entity. Between 2016 and 2018 he held the position of Director of Communications Industry at the Ministry of Information and Communications Technologies (MINTIC). In 2019 he participated in advisory projects on public policy and telecommunications regulation for state authorities in Peru and Chile, and in the same period he was a member of the Commission of Studies in Telecommunications and IT of the Colombian Association of Engineers – ACIEM.
In the academic field, since 2010 he has served as a professor in graduate programs related to Telecommunications Regulation at the Externado de Colombia University.
In 2020, he returned to the CRC, after receiving the highest score in the public contest developed by the Administrative Department of the Public Function for the election of the commissioners of the Communications Commission Session, once Law 1978 of 2019 or ICT Modernization Law was signed, with which the Commission evolved and became the convergent Single Regulator.
"From the Executive Directorate of the CRC, I will continue to promote the sectoral articulation and the design of initiatives that promote free competition and maximize the welfare of users of communications services, advancing in the consolidation of the entity as a single and independent regulator, all with the support and work of a great human team characterized by its professionalism and high technical rigor ", Nicolas Silva said.