Michelle Senecal de Fonseca
VP Northern Europe
Michelle Senecal de Fonseca has developed a career of more than 25 years in international telecommunications and technology by managing large-scale corporations and small entrepreneurial start-ups owned by both the public markets and private equity. Currently, Ms Senecal de Fonseca is a non-executive Director of the FDM Group, a FTSE listed IT services company. Until the beginning of 2016, she was the Director of Cloud & Hosting Services, a global line of business for Vodafone Group Enterprise. With operational experience in more than 50 countries on all continents, she has primarily worked with Cable & Wireless Worldwide, Fidelity Data Networks, NextiraOne, Worldport, Global One, Sprint International and US West International. Ms Senecal de Fonseca’s executive positions have ranged from Managing Director and CFO to head of Sales and Marketing, Corporate Development, Strategic Planning, and Corporate Communications. From 2007-2011, Ms Senecal de Fonseca worked at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) where she managed the Telecom, Media and Technology banking team and its associated €3 billion investment portfolio within the international financial institution.
Ms Senecal de Fonseca holds a dual degree in Business and Political Science from the University of Kansas and Masters in Business from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona where she also serves on the school’s Global Council. She has served on the boards of a variety of American, European and CIS tech companies as well as US educational institutions and UK non-profits. She has dual British/American citizenship, was named as one of the 100 Women to Watch of 2016 by Cranfield University School of Management as part of their annual Female FTSE Board Report and acknowledged as one of the telecom industry’s most influential leaders by Global Telecom Business Magazine per their selection of the Global Telecom’s Power 100.