Appointed Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc. and CEO of Business Solutions and International.
Appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions.
Ralph is honored with a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, from Florida Atlantic University.
The Wireless Association is an international non-profit membership organization that has represented the wireless industry since 1984. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as, providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. The association supports numerous important industry initiatives and also operates the industry’s leading trade shows.
JA Worldwide serves over 10M students in 120 countries. JA Worldwide’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. JA Worldwide teaches entrepreneurial values to students and helps them to start businesses that create jobs.
Ralph’s best-selling book about lessons learned in business and in life along the journey from Cuba to Corporate America.
2007 – 2014
Responsible for AT&T Mobility an organization that served at the time 77 million customers and generated more than $49 billion in annual revenue with more that 50,000 employees. In October 2008, Ralph also assumed responsibility for AT&T’s Consumer Markets.
2004 – 2006
As the COO for Cingular wireless, Ralph was responsible for sales, marketing, network operations, technology planning, and customer service. Ralph was also responsible for the integration of Cingular Wireless and AT&T Wireless.
2002 – 2004
Ralph was responsible for the wireless operations serving more than eleven million customers in eleven countries in Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, and Uruguay).
Ralph carried the Olympic torch for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic games.
Ralph with his wife Maria and sons David and Mark at Christimas. This photo was taken in front of a friend’s fireplace in Naperville, Illinois.
One of Ralph’s first pictures in the United States. This photo was taken at school and Ralph remembers the shirt he wore that day because it was his favorite and prized possession at the time.
Ralph was born in Cuba seven years prior to Castro taking control of the country. This photo shows the de la Vega family while vacationing at a beach house. Ralph’s mother is holding his sister Barbara while Ralph enjoys an ice cream cone and shows off his physique. Ralph’s father is in the background.