GOWEX : Carlos Pujol, former CEO of Cemusa USA - recently acquired by JCDecaux -, joins GOWEX to lead its expansion across North America
Carlos Pujol, former CEO of Cemusa USA - recently acquired by JCDecaux -, joins
GOWEX to lead its expansion across North America
Carlos joins GOWEX as CEO of North America, with responsibility for expanding
the group's projects and alliances in the region
GOWEX Â already provides Wireless Smart City services in the US cities of New
York and San Francisco, as well as in more than 80 cities world wide
Madrid, April 23, 2014-. GOWEX (GOW-MAB, ALGOW-NYSE Alternext, LGWXY-OTC
Market), the World's leading company in creating Wireless Smart Cities announced
the recent appointment of Carlos Pujol - Former CEO for Cemusa USA, recently
acquired by JCDecaux - as new CEO of GOWEX North America (USA and Canada).
After twelve years at Cemusa, and following the JCDecaux acquisition, Carlos
Pujol is very excited to be joining the GOWEX team. He has expressed ""GOWEX
growth prospects in the United States and throughout North America are
significant. I'm delighted to be part of this project that benefits both the
people and companies alike. This is an extremely exciting and challenging
opportunity for me".
The most important milestones in his career took place while he was the head of
Cemusa in the USA. At this time, he managed the New York City contract to
provide and commercialize the advertising furniture, bus stop shelters,
newsstands and automatic toilets installed in the five boroughs of the Big
Apple. Cemusa was recently acquired by one of the world's leading outdoor
advertising companies, JCDecaux
As new GOWEX CEO for North America he will be the responsible for expanding the
projects and partnerships with companies, governmental agencies, and other local
authorities, to run and implement the successful GOWEX Wireless Smart Cities
model. GOWEX already provides Wireless Smart City services in two major U.S.
cities, New York and San Francisco, with excellent results in the network
utilization and advertisers participation. Â Carlos's experience and
relationships in the outdoor advertising market will prove invaluable to GOWEX
as it seeks to expand its Wireless Smart CityÂ® model further in North America.
Â His extensive knowledge of the advertising industry, his deep experience in
North America environment, and his big enthusiasm for the GOWEX project, have
been crucial to appointing Carlos as the new CEO of our company for North
America. Carlos Â will help us thrive and grow in one of the most important
markets around the world said Jenaro GarcÃa, President and CEO of GOWEX
New Challenge for Carlos Pujol
Born in New York, he has a Major in Law from Universidad Complutense, and holds
an MBA from the University of Illinois. In his professional background, the new
CEO of GOWEX North America began at Sol MeliÃ¡ Hotel Group as Deputy Director for
Hotel Expansion, and subsequently, joined SGS as Corporate Director for Tourism.
After ten years of experience, he joined Cemusa in 2002, and since 2009 until
the recent acquisition of the group by JCDecaux has the CEO for the USA.
Furthermore, Carlos is the President of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the
USA, and member of the Board of Directors of the Municipal Art Society of New
York, the Ballet Hispanico of New York, and the Outdoor Advertising Association
of America (OAAA).
About GOWEX (GOW-MAB, ALGOW-NYSE Alternext, LGWXY-OTC Market)
GOWEX has operated in the telecommunications sector for 15 years. The Company is
currently leading the creation of Wireless Smart Cities, offering free and
premium Wi-Fi connectivity in streets, public spaces, public transport and
stations. GOWEX is now exporting its innovative business models to more than 84
cities in the world, thanks to different agreements with Public Administrations,
Franchise, Associations and Transport companies.
The company works to create Wireless Smart Cities Â® (Wi-Fi Smart Cities),
offering free Wi-Fi access to citizens, improving the services given through
wireless connectivity: online meter reading, traffic light control, public
transport fleet management, video surveillance and so on.
In 2010, GOWEX became the first and only Spanish SME making a "dual listing,"
publicly traded in MAB (GOW) and NYSE-Alternext (ALGOW). The company's total
revenue amounted to â‚¬114, 1 million in 2012, a 71% more compared to 2011. In
December 2012, GOWEX subscribed a â‚¬18 million capital, adding 1,528,404 new
common shares to the market. In February 2012, the Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC) approved the emission of the ADR's program (American Depositary
Receipt) allowing the Group to be quoted in the USA's market OTCQX.
Having offices in Madrid, Paris, Dubai, London, Buenos Aires, Shanghai and Costa
Rica, GOWEX develops a sustainable business model in its Wi-Fi networks, based
on the efficient and technical quality of their patented platforms: the Roaming
Platform, which allows users to connect freely in GOWEX's cities, and the
Geolocation Content and Advertisement Platform, which provide financing system
through marketing and advertisement agreements.
In 2011, GOWEX joined the Wireless Broadband Alliance and received a prize for
being the "Best Company" on the Internet Day. In 2013, the company was rewarded
as "Best New listed Company" in the first edition of the " European Small *Mid-
Carlos Pujol, former CEO of Cemusa USA, joins GOWEX:
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