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Our Team

Andrea Pagani

CEO & Board Member / Upco International Inc.

“Visionary” is what suits Andrea perfectly. Holding a bachelor in computer science in nanotechnology and graduated cum laude from university Politecnico in Milano shows his potential. He started his career working for various world leading telecom operators solving complex business development projects globally. His specialty nanotechnology brought him to found Upco where he initiated (based on blockchain technology) an application that supports a combination of industries such as mobile payment and telecom. His ability to see “over and above” adds value to help develop commercial products with this high-end application. In this dynamic moving industry and time he supports the board in continuous search for new opportunities.

Juan Ramos Taboada

Board Member & Head of Wholesale Telecom / Upco International Inc.

Mr. Ramos Taboada, based in Argentina, has extensive experience in building successful companies. From 2000 to 2010 Mr. Ramos Taboada was the Vice President Latin America of iBasis. iBasis is the leading international voice carrier and provider of value-added services for mobile operators. In 2011 Mr. Ramos Taboada was the Strategic Advisor for SKYPE for Latin America He was instrumental in helping SKYPE to develop its Latin American footprint.

From 2011 to 2015 he was the COO of Business Telecommunications Systems (“BTS”), one of the top Worldwide Wholesale and Retail Telecom Carriers in the world. Mr. Ramos Taboada holds a Mechanical Engineering degree, an MBA from IESE (Barcelona, Spain), and an AMP from Harvard Business School.

Estanislao Peña

Board of Directors / Upco International Inc.

Mr. Estanislao Peña, who is at present Senior Partner with Kingsley Gate Partners. Before that he was Managing Partner in Caldwell Partners since 2016. Over a career of more than 25 years, he has worked in many different countries. He has spent over 20 years in the telecommunications sector; participating in the start-up of Nextel’s operation in Argentina; working in the United States with responsibility for Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile and Argentina; and finally in Chile as CEO of Nextel Chile. From that position he transitioned to the CEO of Paperless LatAm, leading its regional operations. Mr Peña has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He also furthered his education at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, where he graduated from the senior leadership program. He is a native Spanish speaker, fluent in English, and also speaks Portuguese and French.