is an experienced telecoms consultant who has advised more than thirty governments and regulatory authorities in the Americas, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Edgardo has worked on more than fifty international projects, accumulating extensive expertise in policy, economic, legal and regulatory issues, including universal access/universal service, interconnection, sector liberalization, price regulation, competition regulation/antitrust, and dispute resolution. Formerly, Edgardo was senior economist in the highly regarded international telecoms practice of a large law firm, and also worked for the UNDP and Bell Canada. Edgardo is fluent in English and Spanish and has a good working knowledge of French.