As founder of Concept for Change, Rafael is combining his expertise and understanding of the challenges of the communication industry with his passion for social entrepreneurship, in order to create a foundation to foster positive change. Rafael is an entrepreneurial-minded professional with over 23 years of professional experience, focused on business and project management, organizational strategy, and operations. He has been within the telecommunication industry more than 19 years. Rafael gained his expertise around the globe in different markets and roles/functions, which are complimented by active engagements over many years within industry organizations (e.g. Member of the Board of the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific) and organizations close to governments (e.g. Chairman of the Australian Network in Belgium). His professional experience is built on a solid educational foundation. Rafael earned a Bachelor-equivalent degree in Computer Science and Business Management in Germany. He graduated with a Master's degree in Business Administration in Charlotte, NC (USA), is PMP certified by PMI since May 2007, and is certified as Instructor and Industrial Manager by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Germany.