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Luis Neves

Group Climate Change and Sustainability, Deutsche Telekom AG
CEO of the Global e-Sustainability Initiative

Luis Neves was born in Covilhã, Portugal in 1953. He finished his University degree in History. Luis worked for more than 25 years for Marconi (today Portugal Telecom) as Head of Department and lately at the Corporate Office.

After leaving Marconi he started an international career and developed an intensive activity at European and International levels which lasted 14 years. During this period he participated in different international bodies. He was a permanent member of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications in the European Union and "Chair" of diverse Work groups, member of the High Level Group on the Information Society.

Luis joined Deutsche Telekom in May 2004 as a Senior Manager in the Corporate Sustainability and Citizenship Department. In May 2008 he was appointed Head of Sustainable Development and Environment at Deutsche Telekom Corporate Responsibility and as from December 1st 2008 he was leading the CR Department as Vice President Corporate Responsibility. He has been appointed effective February 2012 Group Climate Change and Sustainability Officer.

Luis has been playing a fundamental role in promoting the role of ICT in relation to Climate Change. Luis was the driving force and the chairman of the steering committee of the recent Study “SMART 2020 - Enabling the Low Carbon Economy in the Information Age” and more recently of the “SMARTer2020- The Role of ICT in Driving a Sustainable Future”.

Luis holds positions in the following International Organisations and initiatives:

Chairman of the GeSI - Global e Sustainable Initiative
Steering Committee Member of the United Nations Global Compact Lead Group
Steering Committee Member of the United Nations “Caring for Climate” Initiative
Member of the ETNO – European Telecommunications Network Organisation – Sustainability Group
Member of the ERT - European Round Table of Industrialists Climate Change Group
Member of the Advisory Board of the e-Mobility Initiative
Member of the Advisory Board for the PRME/CBS conference "Sustainable Leadership in the Era of Climate Change"
Member of the GSMA Initiative on Climate Change
Member of the World Economic Forum task Force on Low Carbon Economy
Member of the SAP Sustainability strategy, reporting & assurance Advisory Panel
Member of the Green Footprint Monitoring Advisory board
Member of the PARADISO Expert panel
Member of the Steering Committee of the SMART 2020 Studies in Portugal, USA and Germany
Co-chair of the ICT4EE Forum
Co-Chair of WG 7 on “Environmental aspect of the future Internet” of the German- Japanese
Member of the Steering Committee of “Econsense”, The German Sustainability Association
Member of the Environment and Sustainability Steering Committee of BITKOM, the German ICT Association



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