Wilson Center Experts
Solomon Trujillo is the Co-Chair of the Latino Leadership Task Force and the Chairman of Trujillo Group Investments, LLC. Trujillo recently served as CEO of Telstra Corporation, Australia’s largest media-communications enterprise, where he completed the privatization of a previously government-owned monopoly and led the transformation of a traditional telecommunications utility into an integrated media-communications company.
Trujillo currently sits on corporate boards in the U.S., EU, and China and has managed operations in more than 25 countries – including developed and emerging markets from the EU and North America to China, South Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He was a trade policy advisor to the Clinton and the second Bush administrations, and currently serves on the advisory board of UCLA’s School of Public Policy and the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, a California-based think tank that addresses Latino issues in North America.
In 2001, he joined the Board of Orange SA, a Paris-based multinational wireless giant with 50 million customers in 19 countries throughout Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Two years later, Trujillo moved to the CEO position to prepare the company for acquisition. Following the break-up of the Bell monopoly in 1984, Trujillo joined US West, one of seven Bell operating companies established by the divestiture, working his way up to chairman, CEO, and president of the telecommunications giant. Previously, Trujillo was the youngest executive officer in the history of AT&T.
Trujillo received a B.S. in Business and an MBA in Finance from the University of Wyoming.