Terry D. Kramer

Board of Visitors


Mr. Terry D. Kramer
Lecturer/Faculty Advisor, UCLA Anderson School
Former U.S. Ambassador

Terry has a 30 year career in telecommunications. For 18 of the 30 years, Terry worked for Vodafone Group Plc/AirTouch Communications in a variety of roles domestically and internationally including Group Strategy and Business Improvement Officer and Regional President, Vodafone Americas which included oversight of Vodafone’s 45% interest in Verizon Wireless and Vodafone’s venture capital activities. Terry also sat on the Executive Committee of Vodafone Group Plc.

In June 2012, Terry received an appointment by President Obama to serve as Ambassador, Head of U.S. Delegation for the World Conference on International Telecommunications which. This 100 person delegation comprised of members of U.S. Government, industry and civil society, formulated and communicated the U.S. policy regarding the criticality of a free and open internet, the criticality of inclusive, multi stakeholder governance, the need to proactively address cybersecurity threats and the need for liberalized, open markets which encourage accelerated broadband access globally.

Terry is currently a full time Adjunct Professor at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management teaching two courses—a foundational technology management course covering the impact of disruptive innovation on products, services, markets and competition and another course on the evolution and innovation in the global mobile communications industry and promising areas of innovation. Terry is also a Faculty Advisor in the Global Access Program and Strategic Management Research Programs. From 2011-13, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Harvard Business School.

Terry sits on the Boards/Advisory Boards of TeleSign, TangoCard, RapidSOS and TextPert and also sits on the Boards of the Harvard Business School California Research Center, UCLA Economics Department Board of Visitors and Larkin Street Youth Services.

Terry holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from UCLA and MBA from Harvard University and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.