August 11, 2014

Marcelo Claure

Sprint President and CEO Marcelo Claure is committed to offering the Best Value in Wireless to all Sprint customers. He joined the company in August 2014 after serving on the board of directors since January 2014.
Prior to Sprint, Marcelo was CEO of Brightstar, a company he founded in 1997 and grew from a small Miami-based distributor into a global business with more than $10 billion in gross revenue in 2013.
The World Economic Forum named Marcelo a Young Global Leader, recognizing him as a “bold, brave, action-oriented and entrepreneurial individual committing both time and talent to make the world a better place.”
Looking out for our future begins with our youth, including empowering the world’s poorest children through education and programs such as One Laptop Per Child. Marcelo co-founded and is passionate about this organization, which aims to provide each child with a rugged, low-cost, connected laptop. He also actively promotes the use of technology in the classroom.
Marcelo is on the board of directors of CTIA-The Wireless Association and is a member of its 2015 Executive Committee. He is on the Wall Street Journal CEO Council and serves as the vice chairman of Barcelona’s Mobile World Capital Advisory. He’s also a member of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame and in 2010 was included in the Global Telecoms Business 40 under 40.
Soccer is another priority in Marcelo’s life – he owns Bolivar, the most popular soccer team in Bolivia. In February 2014, together with David Beckham and Simon Fuller, Marcelo became a principal partner in Miami Beckham United, a venture to establish a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise in Miami. He also serves on the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Committee for Fair Play and Social Responsibility.
Marcelo earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance and an honorary Doctorate of Commercial Science from Bentley University in Massachusetts.

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