Resume

Solomon D. (“Sol”) Trujillo is an international business executive with three decades’ experience on three continents in the rapidly-changing telecommunications and media industries. As CEO of high-cap global companies headquartered in the US, the EU, and Asia-Pacific regions, he has managed operations in more than 25 countries around the world – including developed as well as emerging markets from the EU and North America to China, South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. He is a digital pioneer, long-time champion of high-speed broadband, and early advocate of the mobile Internet to stimulate productivity and advance innovation across all sectors of the economy. His vision and achievements have earned him seats on corporate boards in the US, EU, and China.

Employment History

Trujillo Group Investments, LLC, Englewood, Colorado
Chairman
July 2003 – Present
Telstra Corporation, Ltd., Melbourne, Australia
Chief Executive Officer
July 2005 – June 2009
Orange SA, London, England
Chief Executive Officer
Feb. 2003 – March 2004
Graviton, Inc., La Jolla, California
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Jan. 2001 – Jan. 2003
US West, Inc., Denver, Colorado
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
1999 – July 2000
US West, Inc., Denver, Colorado
President and Chief Executive Officer
June 1998 – May 1999
US West Communications, Denver, Colorado
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
July 1995 – June 1998
US West Marketing Resources, Denver, Colorado
President and Chief Executive Officer
March 1992 – July 1995
US West Communications, Denver, Colorado
Marketing, Regulatory, Operations & GM positions
1974 – March 1992

Current Directorships

Non-Executive Director, WPP Group
2010 – Present
Chairman, Silk Road Technologies (China)
2009 – Present
Vice-Chairman, Promerica Bank
2009 – Present
Member, Target Corporation
1994 – Present
Member, Weather Investments S.p.A.
May 2009 – Present

Former Directorships

Bank of America
1996 – 2000
Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS)
January 2005 – October 2005
Gannett
May 2002 – April 2006
Orange SA
March 2001 – March 2004
PepsiCo
January 2000 – September 2005
Telstra Corporation, Ltd.
July 2005 – June 2009
US WEST, Inc.
May 1999 – July 2000

Trusteeships

Tomas Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI)
1991 – Present
UCLA School of Public Policy
2000 – 2009
Boston College
2000 – 2008

Business & Civic Leadership

  • Governor, World Economic Forum (WEF) for the information technology industry.
  • Member, Chairman’s Advisory Council, Alcatel, (2000-2003).
  • Trade policy advisor to the Clinton and Bush administrations (1996-2003).
  • Advisory roles to Democrat and Republican leaders at the federal, state and local levels on matters related to financial management, economic development, trade policy, and telecommunications.
  • Member, International Business Council (2008-2009).
  • Member, International Business Leaders Advisory Group, Mayor of Shanghai (2005-2009).
  • Active in national, regional, and local civic associations on issues related to economic development – including small business job creation, business and technology, investment, and diversity.

Awards & Honors

  • Named “CEO of the Year” by Australian Telecom Magazine, recognizing achievements in the privatization and transformation of Telstra (2008).
  • Corporate Recognition Award from A Better Chance, for his commitment to supporting and advancing educational opportunities for students of color (2000).
  • Presented with the Ronald H. Brown Corporate Bridge Builder Award by President Clinton for creating opportunities for women and minorities (1999).
  • Honorary Doctorate, University of Wyoming (2000); University of Colorado (2001).

Education

  • BS, University of Wyoming (1973)
  • MBA, University of Wyoming (1974)

Sol's Biography

Solomon D. (“Sol”) Trujillo is a global telecommunications, media, and cable industry executive born in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1951. He has served as CEO of large-cap media-communications companies in the US, the EU, and Asia-Pacific regions. A digital pioneer and long a champion of high-speed broadband to stimulate productivity and advance innovation across all sectors of the economy, Sol is actively engaged in media-comms businesses in both developed and emerging markets, from China and South Asia to North America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. He sits on corporate boards in the US, EU, and China – including Target and Promerica Bank of Los Angeles, where he is vice chairman; China’s Silk Road Technologies, where he is chairman; and Weather Investments, headquartered in Rome with investments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.