Agile Content names ex-Ericsson chief as board VP

Video distribution technology company Agile Content, which acquired Swedish tech specialist Edgeware last year, has named Antonio López Muñoz, the former president and deputy CEO of Ericsson Iberia, as non-executive vice-president of its board.

Antonio López Muñoz

López will take up his role following ratification of the appointment by the company’s next shareholder meeting on June 30. His experience spans both telecom and TV technology, having held executive positions with Auna, Amena and Ericsson, and most recently as CEO of Spanish fibre infrastructure specialist Lyntia.

Over a 10 year period at Ericsson, he led the company’s operations in Spain and Portugla ans served as member of the board of the company with responsibility for its relationship with Telefónica globally, both in Europe and Latin America.

Agile Content said that his experience at Ericsson was highly relevant for the company given the ongoing consolidation of the European OTT technology market and also to help integrate Edgeware, like Ericsson a Swedish company.

López’s appointment follows the recently announced additions of José Poza Sanz (EPC Advisory and Management SL.) and Agustín Checa Jiménez as members of the Board of Directors

López will also make an investment in Agile Content through his asset-holding company with the acquisition of a 0.28% stake.

Hernán Scapusio, CEO of Agile Content Group, said: “The incorporation of José Antonio López comes at a time of strategic growth and new corporate governance for the Group, and in a moment of consolidation for the European OTT technology market. We aim to be the partner of telecom operators globally and help them optimize their television business with the expertise of relevant professionals in the sector.”

López said: “In Europe, the deployment of fibre and 5G will forge the pillars of the ‘Gigabit Society’. They are – without a doubt – the ‘killer application’ in today’s digital age, driving video consumption all over the world. Agile Content will be one of the major players in capitalizing on its growth and development and in doing so, actively consolidate the fragmented OTT market. Its advanced technology, capacity for innovation, and talent within its global and multidisciplinary team under the leadership of Hernán and his Management Committee, are a guarantee for success. Therefore, it is a great honour to join the Board as an Independent Consultant and from there, support this exciting project with such a promising future ahead.”

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