Luis Neves is Chairman of the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI),since 2006, and Climate Change and Sustainability Officer, Executive Vice President, at Deutsche Telekom Group.
Luis Neves was born in Covilhã, Portugal in 1953. He finished his University degree in History. Luis worked for more than 25 years for Marconi (today Portugal Telecom) as Head of Department and later at the Corporate Office.
After leaving Marconi he started an international career and developed an intensive activity at European and International levels which lasted 14 years. During this period he participated in different international bodies. He was a permanent member of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications in the European Union and “Chair” of diverse Work groups, member of the High Level Group on the Information Society. Luis joined Deutsche Telekom in May 2004 as a Senior Manager in the Corporate Sustainability and Citizenship Department. In May 2008 he was appointed Head of Sustainable Development and Environment at Deutsche Telekom Corporate Responsibility and as from December 1st 2008 he was leading the CR Department as Vice President Corporate Responsibility.
He has been appointed effective February 2012 Group Climate Change and Sustainability Officer. Luis has been playing a fundamental role in promoting the role of ICT in relation to Climate Change. Luis was the driving force and the chairman of the steering committee of the recent Study “SMART 2020 – Enabling the Low Carbon Economy in the Information Age” and more recently of the “SMARTer2020- The Role of ICT in Driving a Sustainable Future”. Luis represents Deutsche Telekom in Organisations such as The UN Global Compact, caring for Climate Initiative, Econsense, 2 Grad Stiftung or BDI.